Mommy, Daddy, Please Buy Me New Toddler Shoes!

14080264 First StepsToddlers’ feet grow so quickly! Have you noticed that toddlers seem to need bigger shoes only a few days after they’ve stepped into the ones you just got them? It’s tempting to get shoes that are 2 sizes bigger so that you don’t have to keep buying new ones! However, we advise you not to give into that temptation. Instead, first figure out the signs…

Foot Safety for School Winter Sports

49308536 S Ice Skates Boy GirlIt’s about time for children and teenagers to be signing up for winter sports at their schools. They can choose from a variety of sports that are slotted during this time, such as winter soccer, basketball, wrestling, swimming, volleyball, ice hockey, and ice-skating. No, not all of them must take place in the winter, but many are indoor activities, so it’s an opportune time to…

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

7602184 S Children Grass Summer Spring Feet PlayingAs we wrap up Bone and Joint Action Week, let’s focus on World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day, also known as PB&J Day. Tomorrow, October 19th, is a day to raise awareness for musculoskeletal issues in children and youth. Many bone and joint issues begin from childhood and continue through adulthood. In fact, 10% of people affected by a disabling musculoskeletal condition are children. This…

Baby Steps for Walking Babies

44560555 S Toddler Walking Shoes Mom Sneakers Steps Legs Grip WomanEvery milestone that your baby achieves can feel like a miracle. However, with information overload from books, the Internet, and other parents, each new step can also feel daunting. What are the right things for parents to be doing to help promote their growth and development? Should babies be protected from harm or should they learn by trial and error? In the case of babies…

Prevent Children’s Injury with Flexibility Exercises

19496894 M Tenis Workout Ball FieldChildren and adults alike are at a higher risk of injuring their feet or ankles if they do not take preventative measures. Especially when taking part in intense activity like sports, dancing, or playing on the playground, children with weak feet or ankles can incur an injury. Even if your children won’t necessarily take part in these types of activities, it’s better safe than sorry,…

Summer Footwear for Children

5480421 Close Up Of Feet And Flip Flops On A Translucent Ocean WaterNot all shoes are created equal. The structure, material quality, and features of comfort and support vary from one shoe to the other. With all the heat and humidity lately, it’s tempting for you and your children to wear the most open-toed shoes (or even go barefoot) to keep cool. While sandals are usually better than flip-flops, not all are supportive for your children’s growing…

Children’s Heel Pain

48741656 Enyojing On Beautiful Grass MeadowAt The New Jersey Children’s Foot Heath Institute, we know that your children’s health is extremely important to you. So today, we have a top tip for you: When it comes to your children’s feet, growing pains are not normal. Pain in the feet usually indicates that something is wrong. Without treatment, some pain may linger and even worsen over time. Worst-case scenario, children’s bones…

Your Children’s Toenails

25646873 Close Up Barefoot Girl Standing On Wooden Floor From AboveCaring for a growing child has its many stresses. We have to make sure that (s)he eats right, get enough exercises, stays on top of developmental and learning milestones, keep up their hygiene, maintain their appearance, and make sure they grow up loved and secure. Easy peasy! Right? The pressures of parenting can drive people nutty! With so many things to think about, one of…

Spotting Children’s Foot Problems

Feet Children Barefoot Feet 619517 SOur children’s health is always of top concern. With the myriad of information out there about things that can go wrong, it can be hard for parents to determine when something is actually a problem for our growing children. The older they get, their bodies go through many changes, and sometimes it can be difficult to decipher what’s normal and what isn’t. At least with…

Your Children’s Feet at the Park

48741656 Enyojing On Beautiful Grass MeadowOne of your child’s favorite activities is probably going to the park. With the onset of warmer weather and plenty of sunshine, your child(ren) will want to spend as much time as possible at the park! It’s important, though, to keep certain things in mind for keeping your children and their feet protected. At Clark Podiatry Center, we want to keep parents prepared and children…