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TinySoles.com - the shoe botique for little feet
  We know that baby feet do not necessarily follow U.S. sizing guidelines ... length, width and rate of growth are unique to each child, and parents know that age and shoe size do not necessarily match! We have done everything we could think of to make determining the correct size for your child easy and accurate when ordering from TinySoles. Here is how we can help:

If you have access to a printer, we have provided a printable sizing chart that will allow you to measure your child's left and right foot and determine the size based on US sizing. Under sizing help, you will find a link to the shoe Size Charts where you can find size equivalents, information and measurements for each particular brand's sizing method. You will also find "TinyTips" under every product, where we tell you about our own experience with each particular shoe and brand. We share our experience about which shoes work best for wide feet, narrow feet, babies just learning to walk and other tips.

Here are a few guidelines if you are still uncertain about which size to order, or are ordering as a gift for a child whose feet you cannot measure (or who is yet to be born!):
  • Always add 1/4". Little feet grow incredibly quick and you do not want cramped toes as your child's foot bones form. If your child's foot length puts them exactly at or close to a particular size, we suggest you order the next size up. In our experience, little ones have no problem with a bit of extra room!

  • Measure often. Measure your little one's feet regularly to ensure adequate wiggle room for their toes. On average, little feet grow a size every 2-3 months for the first two years, every 6 months from 2-4 years and then about one size per year until growth is complete. However, little feet may not grow for a considerable period of time and then grow several sizes in a rapid time frame.

  • Measure both feet. It is quite common for one foot to be slightly larger than the other one. Choose the size that will fit the larger foot. Also try to measure their feet when they are at their largest, which tends to be in the afternoon.

  • Add socks. If you are buying a style of shoes that your child will wear with socks or tights, measure their feet while wearing these items or add a little extra length to ensure a good fit.

  • Consider the season. If you are buying ahead - winter boots bought in September or sandals bought in March - size up! Although every child's foot is different, most parents find that they need the next size up within about 2-3 months.

  • If your child requires a wide width and no wide width sizes are available, try ordering a size larger.

  • Love the style? Consider buying an additional pair of shoes that you love in a larger size. Many of the brands that we carry come out with a new line each season and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to keep the style that you love in stock once the manufacturer decides to make a change.

  • Buying a gift? We suggest you ask the parents what size the child wears now. Also, consider the family's style. Will the shoes be worn purely for fashion? Will the child be learning to walk and find his or her balance while wearing them? Will they be worn outdoors, or strictly indoors? What is the climate/season like? Use these factors in choosing the right shoe... or consider a gift certificate.

  • We can help! Do not hesitate to call us if you would like to speak to a real, live person in making your sizing decision.
If you receive your shoes and find that you really do need a different size, you will be happy to find that we have an easy and hassle free return policy.