Our child will not be wearing squeaky shoes

OK, these aren’t squeaky, but we dislike them too

There is one thing that should be banned for the sake of your kid and the general public – shoes that squeak.

They are by far the most irritating things parents can buy for their children. So far, none of our friends who’ve kids have made their children wear squeaky shoes, so we haven’t been able to ask why the heck anyone would want their kids to squeak with every step they take.

I can only imagine some parents possibly saying that it’d help them know roughly where their kids were running, and how fast they’re running.

A squeak… squeak… squeak… squeak might tell them that their kid was marching along at a normal pace, while a squeak… squeak… squeak… would either mean their kid was walking slowly or trying to hop on one foot (provided both left and right shoe squeaked the same squeak).

A squeak squeak squeak squeak squeak thonk might indicate their kid running into something, with no subsequent squeaks after the thonk indicating that their kid was off his or her feet and badly hurt.

I dunno. Some people have wind chimes to tell them the wind’s blowing, I suppose.

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14 thoughts on “Our child will not be wearing squeaky shoes”

  1. It's the kids love those shoes, not the parents! Toddlers find thrill in each squeaky step, probably cos walking is suddenly made more exciting. Better still if they have on squeaky shoes which LIGHT UP. LOL! The squeaking grates on the ears but when it makes your kid happy, trust me, you'll find it hard to say no 😉

  2. I had thought the shoes make the tods want to walk 'cos it makes 'cute' noises…

    But I totally agree and told my hubby the same thing !!! I'm not pregnant now though. I just think far ahead. 🙂

  3. Totally agree. Yet some parents become upset when they are kindly requested to either carry their child or get the child to sit down somewhere so their squeaky shoes will not disturb other readers at the library.

  4. well we got all excited when we got our daughter squeaky shoes but she would not wear them. when we put her down and she hears that first squeak she CRIES and refuses to move. great. not cheap, you know? sighs. anyways, as a parent to be, never say never…

  5. Make sure you insulate him/her from other kids with squeaky shoes. Else, you won't hear the end of it till you scrunch your face in frustration, pull your hair out and meekly pull on your pants, walk out the door and get a pair, or finally accept them from a well-meaning relation/friend/neighbor. Eventually (very soon sometimes…kekeke), the squeak 'falls' off and when well-meaning-someone asks you what happened to the squeak, just say 'huh? oh ya! what happened ar!? didn't even notice'

  6. I think that the person who wrote this needs to “lighten up”….enjoy life more…there are worse things than squeaky shoes to be writing about! ha ha! The first time I saw a child with them on…I thought it was absolutely adorable…she looked like a walking doll! Now, I can understand that it would not be appropriate if a child wore them in a library, fine dining, etc…places where it's more quiet….but other than that it's not a big deal. Learn to enjoy the small things in life! 🙂

  7. I think that the person who wrote this needs to “lighten up”….enjoy life more…there are worse things than squeaky shoes to be writing about! ha ha! The first time I saw a child with them on…I thought it was absolutely adorable…she looked like a walking doll! Now, I can understand that it would not be appropriate if a child wore them in a library, fine dining, etc…places where it's more quiet….but other than that it's not a big deal. Learn to enjoy the small things in life! 🙂

  8. in case you do not know, the squeak makes the toddler step on their foot fully instead of tip toeing, which many toddlers are prone to do. before you write about how it should be banned, find out the reason behind the invention.

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