Dr. Tanya Altmann
answers your questions

Dr. Tanya Altmann is a UCLA-trained pediatrician, bestselling author and parenting expert. What's more, she's a mom! Watch Dr. Tanya's helpful and entertaining videos to hear her answers to moms' asked questions about healthy foot development.

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Video Q&A with Dr. Tanya Altmann

Click on the play button to see Dr. Tanya's answers to moms' questions about foot health development.

Q:
My baby is moving from sitting up to crawling around, what kind of footwear does he need?
A:
"It's important to keep your baby barefoot as much as possible...however, if..."
Q:
My child is starting to stand and take his first steps, what kind of footwear does he need?
A:
"As your infant goes from crawling, to pulling, to walking to stand..."
Q:
My child is starting to jump and move around more quickly, what kind of footwear does he need?
A:
"Once your toddler has mastered walking, before you know it he?ll be jumping..."
Q:
If my child never complains about their feet or shoes, does this mean that they have the correct fit?
A:
"At this stage your toddler's foot is growing very rapidly in both length and width..."
Q:
Foot Fact: Did you know that only a small percentage of children are born with foot problems?
A:
"99% of babies are born with healthy feet, but 60% of children up to age 6 will..."
Q:
What is important when shopping for footwear for my child?
A:
"Your child's foot is growing so rapidly, it's important to see a professional who is..."
Q:
My child has wide feet, is this normal?
A:
"More than half of children actually have wide feet, which is why it's important..."
Q:
What about footwear for my older child. Is it just as important?
A:
"Proper fitting shoes for your older child is just as important as when he was a..."
Q:
Is it okay to hand down shoes from one child to another?
A:
"I usually do not recommend using hand-me-down shoes. Each child has a unique gate..."
Q:
How often should I get my child's foot measured?
A:
"Initially, your child's feet are growing very rapidly so it's a good idea to get their..."

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