Squeaky shoes have always been special to our family. My daughter Sarah was barely over a year old when someone left our front door open. As most parents know, this can cause unimaginable tragedy! Fortunately, Sarah was wearing her squeaky shoes. As I was preparing breakfast in the kitchen I suddenly noticed that her "squeaks" were growing faint. It immediately alerted me. I followed the sound to discover my daughter was about to hit the side walk of our busy corner street. Her "squeaks" that day may have saved her life.
A few months later Bella was born. Bella required physical therapy due to hypotonia, or "low tone", from the age of 4 months until she was almost two. When Bella finally began to pull up to a standing position, she was already 18 months old. Squeaky shoes gave her that reward and encouragement to take the first few steps and to keep trying. The sound of the "squeak" urged her to get back up after falling repeatedly. In just a month, she was able to build up enough strength to begin to walk on her own. Shortly after, she was released from physical therapy and today at 4 years old is just as capable as other children her age. Bella is my inspiration for Bella Nova Squeaky Shoes. We hope you find our squeaky shoes to be as fun and enjoyable as we do. My girls still wear them (although with the squeaks removed!), with designs so cute and funky they are impossible to give up!
How adorable are these shoes.....
I have to say that I absolutely love Squeaky shoes not only to keep track of your little run away for by for C it was because of her Hyotonia, I loved loved loved squeaky shoes. It is nice because they are so adorably cute but a great therapy tool. If you get a minute stitch on over to Whimsy Couture's blog and enter in a great giveaway they not only carry a line of girls shoes but boys as well.