The Domyos Babylight shoe has been approved by a physiotherapist:
Observations of the behaviours of children aged 10 months to 4 years participating in Baby Gym classes with and without shoes showed that wearing Domyos Babylight shoes helped with the development of their motor skills compared to being barefoot. Better grip and support provides the child with better balance and coordination and protects the foot as well.
The benefits of physical activity at a young age
Regularly doing physical activity from as young an age as possible is good for a child's physical and mental development. It helps establish a good lifestyle habit, which will reduce the risk of health problems later on in life. Furthermore, doing a group physical activity with others encourages social integration and contributes to a child's personal development.
Physical and mental benefits
What are the physical benefits?
- Encourages development of basic physical abilities (psychomotor development)
- Encourages growth
- Fights obesity
What are the mental benefits?
- Helps build self-confidence
- Facilitates integration into social groups
- Helps the child blossom as an individual
Directions for use
These Domyos baby shoes are meant to be worn indoors. Slip them on without socks in order to give your little one's feet maximum contact with the floor. The nerves on the bottom of their feet will "feel" the floor and help them find their balance.
Characteristics of a child's feet
Walking barefoot is best for babies so they can learn to feel and recognize tactile sensations. Nerves on the bottoms of the feet help them determine where to place their body weight for good balance. Domyos' wide and flexible baby booties give little feet a chance to freely grow and get stronger while protecting them from cold and dangerous surfaces. All our baby shoes are specifically designed for babies' feet.
Doing Baby Gym
What is Baby Gym?Fun gymnastic-oriented exercises in the form of a course made of specially designed equipment, under the watchful eye and assistance of instructors. These obstacle courses are made up of various equipment designed for very young children (beams, steps, sloped ramps, parallel bars, tunnels, rollers, and more) that allow children to climb, slide, jump, balance, etc. Baby Gym is for children aged 10 months to 6 years.
The benefits of Baby Gym
What are the benefits of Baby Gym? Baby Gym promotes psychomotor development in children, especially the development of motor skills, coordination, and balance.
What to wear
What should your child wear for Baby Gym?
A comfortable outfit that's designed for the season: T-shirt and shorts or bottoms in soft knit fabric and a jacket or tracksuit for warming up. And a pair of Domyos booties to avoid slipping on gym equipment.
Wearing the right shoe size
It's essential that the size be just right—a size smaller or bigger (even 5 mm difference!) is not advisable. A fit that is too small on the toes can injure the ankle and toes and rub the skin, while a fit that is too large can alter the gait and cause blisters and rubbing. Children aged 1 to 2 years generally grow out of their shoes every 3 to 4 months. Be sure to check their shoe size on a regular basis.