How to choose the right size shoes for a baby or toddler

We get a lot of questions along the lines of:

“Can you recommend what size baby shoe I should buy for a child aged X months?”

And so here is the long answer to the question, a shorter answer can be found on our FAQs page.

As we all know, babies and toddlers come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s really very difficult to match an age to a size for Bimble shoes. The most accurate way to check the best size is to use our baby shoe size guide – you can print this out and use it to measure your little one’s feet. Also remember, if you are buying a gift you can purchase a gift card in our shop, which takes away the guesswork, and we also offer exchanges on baby shoes if the size is wrong.

If you’d still like some guidance on baby or toddler shoe sizes by age, we can offer our best guesses, based on our own children and what our customers have told us.

Shoes for babies 0-6 months

Our Baby Slipper range (size 1) is aimed at this age group. Newborn babies are likely to be too small but if you are buying a newborn or baby shower gift remember it’s nice to have something for the baby to grow into – most will reach size 1 at around 3 months.

Shoes for babies 6-12 months

Around this age most babies are getting big enough for our smallest Classic Moccasin baby shoe, which starts at size 2.

Shoes for toddlers aged 12-18 months

As babies start to become toddlers they will likely move to shoe size 3 or 4.

Shoes for toddlers aged 18-24 months

Most are wearing shoe size 4 or 5 but some can be bigger.

Shoes for toddlers aged 24-36 months

Size 5 or 6 shoes will be your best bet.

Shoes for children aged 3 years +

Most toddlers will grow out of our largest Bimble shoes by now, though some lucky little ones will still fit our largest size 6.

We hope to extend our range to larger sizes soon, if you would like to be the first to know when new sizes are available make sure you join our mailing list using the form at the bottom of this page.

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