Choosing the Right Footwear for an Active Easter
We love seeing the little ones dressed up this time of year! The little bunny shirts and dress clothes are adorable and most parents choose outfits that are both cute and comfortable. However, there is a problem we see with many Easter holiday outfits: the shoes!
Due to the warm weather, many parents put youngsters in sandals or even flip-flops for their holiday events, and if the child is going to be active this is less than ideal. Flip-flops and most sandals provide little protection for children's feet, which means they could cut or bruise their feet on rocks, sticks or other objects if they're playing outside. Flip-flops can also slip off easily or cause the child to trip, especially if he or she is running around. Despite the warmer temperatures, we recommend putting your children is some good, comfortable shoes that provide plenty of protecton. You don't want them missing out on the prize Easter egg because of a sprained ankle or a cut on their foot!
There are also a lot of children in dress shoes that go to Easter egg hunts straight from church or other more dressy events. If the dress shoes are not worn often or are stiff or ill-fitting, this can cause blisters to develop and the child may be uncomfortable moving about. Some dress shoes also have very slippery soles, which can lead to a slip and fall accident on the grass. Plan ahead and take a more comfortable pair of shoes with you that the child can run and maneuver easily in. You will give them an advantage so they can fill their basket with as many eggs as possible!
We know the younger children tend to shed shoes as well and love to run around barefoot outdoors, but try your best not to let this happen! Puncture wounds in the feet occur fairly often for this very reason and these types of wounds are easily infected (because the object that punctures the skin can push debris and bacteria deep into the wound). If a puncture wound does occur, be sure to see a doctor for treatment. You can call our office at (888) 713-0906 if you need to speak with us, and if the issue is not urgent, you can also request appointments online.
We hope you enjoy your visit from the Easter bunny! Have a safe and happy holiday weekend and a wonderful Easter!
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