Have you started teaching your kids about foot care? If you are like most parents, the answer is probably no. And that’s understandable; in between articles about screen time, nutrition and play, you probably don’t come across many about how to care for your childrens’ feet. Despite this, it’s an important topic. Today, we are going to look at what to cover regarding spring foot care for kids.
Clean Feet Are Healthy Feet
Even if your kids handle bath time on their own, you can talk to them about cleaning their feet in the shower.
It’s a little gross, but one area of our bodies we often forget to clean is the feet. But it’s actually pretty important. Teach your kids to scrub them in the shower with the rest of their bodies to help minimize the risk of infection with injuries and avoid things like fungus.
Encourage Them to Moisturize
Young skin is healthy skin, so your kids might not have a regular moisturizing routine. Now is the time to start, and to include the feet. Dry skin can peel and crack, which can cause larger problems. Help your kids learn how to keep those tootsies moisturized.
Keep Them in the Right Shoes
An important part of childrens’ foot care is wearing the right shoes. Since they aren’t buying their shoes on their own, much of this is on you, but teach them to speak up when things are too tight and encourage them to emphasize comfort over style – or at least to blend the two.
Not sure how to talk about foot care? Let the podiatrist do it! Call our office at 301-948-2995 or use our contact form to schedule your consultation.