Sunday, September 19, 2010

Treat of the Day: Lil Jo's Footwear


Lil Jo's Crib Shoes are comfortably casual or sophisticatedly stylin'.
Dress them up or dress them down.
Perfect for any occasion, these Lil Jo's are sure to please!!

The leather used in all Lil Jo's footwear is tested to the most stringent international safety standards: European Standard EN71 and the British Standard 5665. Lil Jo's leather suppliers must certify by contract that their products meet of all our safety standards and we conduct random testing to audit their performance. The results of this testing verifies that Lil Jo' baby shoes are lead-free, non-flammable and non-toxic.

Lil Jo's Regular Sizing

Lil Jo's Size    US Size     UK Size    EU Size     Shoe Length cm  / Inches

0-6 Months         1-2        1-2         18-19           11 cm         up to 4 1/2"

6-12 Months       3-4        3-4         19-20        12 1/2 cm       5"

12-18 Months     5-6         5-6        21-23        13 1/2 cm       5 1/4"

18-24 Months     7-8         7-8        24-25        14 1/2 cm       5 3/4

2-3 Years          9-10       9-10       26-27          16 cm           6 1/4"

3-4 Years         11-12     11-12      28-29         16 1/2 cm       6 3/4"

What the experts say:
During foot development, it is important for bones, muscles, blood vessels and nerves to have room to grow without restriction.

As the beginning walker stands up and takes his first tentative steps, the muscles of his feet grip the floor and the toes separate to help the child have better balance and control. If her feet are confined within a rigid shoe, the toes cannot operate in this way, nor can the muscles of the foot and ankle develop the strength necessary to hold her upright.

Throughout a lifetime, foot health depends upon the flexibility of the structures involved. This begins in infancy and continues as we grow. If we wear rigid shoes, the bones cannot move freely, resulting eventually in crippling arthritis.

From a Chiropractic standpoint, spinal health is connected to foot health. Inflexible feet affect all the joints above, including the spinal column. Many times, pelvic imbalance originates in foot distortion such as fallen arches or dropped metatarsal bones. Every step a person takes translates into either stability or instability for all the structures above. This process begins with that first step 

Soft soled baby shoes allow the beginning walker to grip the floor, developing strong ankles and flexible foot bones.

This creates a solid foundation for bone and muscle formation in the rest of the body, especially the spinal column. A level pelvis and straight spine depend upon healthy feet throughout our entire lives, beginning in infancy.
Lisa C. Moore
Doctor of Chiropractic Auburn California

Mama's Retreat | Treat of the day: Lil Jo's Footwear

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