Kelly at “CabinHeirlooms” has created a wonderful lace-up wooden shoe that will grow with your child right from the teething stage to primary school.
Each shoe is individually cut then hand sanded to a smooth finish. Lacing holds are drilled. The holes are a perfect size, there is no fear of little fingers getting stuck inside.
Each order can be totally customized. It can be painted with watercolours, woodburned with a custom name or simply left plain. Kelly locally sources beeswax and makes her own non-toxic beeswax finish.
I had mine customized with a favourite bible verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” but you can choose to have a child’s name burned into it or some other meaningful phrase. Contact Kelly to discuss your options!
The shoe is the perfect size for little hands to grab measuring approximately 7″ long by 3 1/4″ wide. Remove the lace and let teething infants chew on the shoe. As your child grows replace the laces, they can learn to thread the lace through the shoe to create different patterns. Then when they are ready, teach them how to tie their shoes using it.
The aglets on the laces keep the fibers of the cord from unraveling. Its firmness and narrow profile make it easier to hold and easier to feed through the lacing guides. This makes it easy for little hands to practice lacing the shoe. For even more fun you can purchase your own colourful laces to use as well.
The shoe is great for both boys and girls, and can be passed on throughout the generations. My kids love to know that a toy they are currently playing with has been previously loved by Mom or Dad!
The lace up shoe would make a perfect gift for any occasion. The turn around time for the shoes is 3 days and shipping time. By shopping in Kelly’s store you are support a small business and helping her provide for her family!
Visit Kelly’s Shop CabinHeirlooms to order this or any of her other items!
CabinHeirlooms Shoe Listing: https://www.etsy.com/listing/255719581/wooden-shoe-lace-practice-toy-learn-to?ref=shop_home_active_1
WIN your own CabinHeirloom Custom Lace-Up Shoe! Giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. Giveaway opens December 4, 2015 and closes December 23, 2015. Winners will be notified via email on December 24th, 2015 and will have until December 30th to respond or prize will be forfeit.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary “CabinHeirlooms – Custom Lace-up Shoe” in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.