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New booties for new babies

March 17, 2009 — Category: Baby Gifts — Written by Diane

Babies have small feet. Of course, this is obvious, but it leads on to another detail – babies get cold feet. That’s why it’s been traditional for grandmothers and aunts through the ages to spend their time knitting small booties for expected babies.

You may not know how to knit one, purl one, and turn the heel, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot produce a pair of booties for the new arrival. Bootie design has progressed and there are now all sorts of footwear you can give to babies. If you are a traditionalist, you can still buy the knitted type, but if there is a cold snap, a good choice would be some snug sheepskin style booties – what cosy toes a new baby would have in these.

Or, for a not so cold day and for a baby to look smart, you could give some soft leather booties that look more like shoes. Either will keep the baby’s feet lovely and warm and protected from the elements, at the same time looking modern and stylish.

Just don’t expect the baby to walk in them!

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