Putting shoes on infants interfere with normal muscle development and can cause children to never develop their arches. Shoes also interfere with crawling-probably the most important developmental stage in children's physical development. Crawling develops the hip, spinal, and shoulder strength and stability needed to walk, run, jump, throw, hit, push, and pull - the foundations of every sport and living a pain free life.
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