New Mom Secret: My Baby Is Always Barefoot

It's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets (PM me)—we'll never tell.

This Week's Secret:


My daughter is 4 months old now and I have never put shoes on her feet. She was born in early May and it was gorgeous outside, so I never bothered with them. I know a lot of people are really into the cute little baby shoes, and I have one friend who has made pointed comments about how "a baby is never fully dressed without shoes," but I feel like she is a baby! She can wear shoes later! Am I wrong? — Anonymous

Nope. You are not wrong.

That whole "no shoes, no shirt, no dice" thing? That is for grown-ups. It isn't for babies. Your friend needs to chill. Let your baby be shoeless and enjoy it. Once she starts walking, it's a whole other discussion.

Do you have any advice for this mom?

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