Tuesday, November 25

Parents for Barefoot Children

Ooh I'm blogging late! My pc caught some spyware. Might go the whole mile and reformat.

Not too long ago I blogged about an article on going barefoot. How totally alright that there is a whole website for parents who advocate barefootedness.

Parents for Barefoot Children say,

we are parents that believe it is generally healthy to go barefoot, in particular for children and that they should have our support and encouragement to do so whenever possible.
Also check out, Society for Barefoot Living, who include this lovely quote,

Going barefoot is the gentlest way of walking and can symbolise a way of living — being authentic, vulnerable, sensitive to our surroundings. It's the feeling of enjoying warm sand beneath our toes, or carefully making our way over sharp rocks in the darkness. It's a way of living that has the lightest impact, removing the barrier between us and nature.
...as well as, Barefoot Natural Families, which is a broader site on natural living and parenting. They include amongst their list of best reasons for going barefoot, a link to a site claim that going barefoot might help babies walk sooner.

With the cool weather, this is as close as the Wildflower is getting to going barefoot. But not one pair of shoes does she yet own.



  1. oh, that's funny. There's a group for everything now, isn't there?

  2. I think it totally makes sense to have children go barefoot, especially when they're learning to walk. Of course it helps if they're learning to walk in the summer!

  3. There are several boards and sites. INteresting, isn't it? I love going barefoot too, though. Touch the earth, feel what I'm standing on.

  4. That is funny - having a group...but I love this.

    I remember, particularly growing up in New Zealand as a child where I attended a number of country schools, we would all go barefoot to school. Even in winter...hehe. It was just what everyone did. I remember having very few colds, and perfectly healthy feet!


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