Do your kids wear shoes without socks? Put antiperspirant on their feet to prevent blisters
Sharon's hack comes just in time for the switch to warm weather shoes:
My 4 year-old daughter likes to wear shoes without socks, which often causes blisters. I spray a little antiperspirant on the area likely to blister...then when she wears her favorite flip flops, sandals, or ballet flats, she can walk all day with NO BLISTERING! I don't know if it is the lack of moisture that does it...or if it just makes the rubbing less irritating...but it works (for parents too!).
My guess would be that perspiration increases friction between the feet and the shoes, causing blisters. I wonder if baby powder or corn starch would have the same effect? Or a swipe of gel or solid antiperspirant? (Slightly messier, but no aerosol cans or yucky mist to be inhaled.)
Thoughts? On a related note, does anyone have favorite blister cures?