Baby powder helps Robeez shoes slide on more easily

Melissa! I could have saved a year of baby foot-jamming had I figured this out myself!

Robeez rock, as I’m sure we can all agree. However, they are a bit of a pain in the butt to get on the baby’s feet (which, no doubt, is why they stay on!). I’ve found that sprinkling a tiny bit of baby powder inside the shoes from time to time makes them slide on easily.

(If you’re not familiar with Robeez, they are quite possibly the best infant and early walker shoes EVER. They are adorable, flexible, super-durable, and — the kicker — they stay on. A pair of Robeez is a sure-fire baby shower gift.)

Related: Sand your Robeez

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  1. Jean says

    I thought that we weren’t supposed to use baby powder around actual babies, due to the unsafe nature of inhaling talc? (If you can smell it, then it’s going into your lungs, etc etc.)

  2. Karen the Californian says

    Wouldn’t the inside of the shoes get all gummy when baby’s foot-sweat mingles with the baby powder?

  3. Jana says

    I loved the Robeez too, so much that I found similar shoes for my now 5 year old and me too! I can’t make myself wear hard-soled shoes anymore. I only switch them out during flipflop/barefoot weather.

    Check out Elves in Corvallis, OR make them by hand.

  4. says

    Wow! I honestly was just having this conversation with my husband today about how frustrating it is to get my son’s shoes on.

    Thanks for the tip! Can’t wait to try it tomorrow!

  5. says

    I turn the heels inside out before slipping the instep over my daughter’s foot, then turn the heel back up. Works like a charm, and doesn’t hurt her!