Finding booties that stay on your little prince’s feet while giving him enough support to transition from crawler to waddler is a supreme pain in the ass.
So we figure any shoe that’s good enough for Holland’s royal family is good enough for us. (Yes, we are easily impressed by titles.)
Born in the Netherlands, Boumy is the latest baby shoe to make its stateside debut. The all-leather slippers are handcrafted with an elastic ankle band so they can be easily pulled on and off (by you, not them). Slightly textured bottoms also allow tiny toes to develop a natural gripping technique and ensure that your tot doesn’t go slip-sliding around.
After testing them on our own mini sovereigns, we deemed the booties (love the moccasins for fall) equally useful as slippers for the newly bipedal and house shoes for the more experienced toddler.
Crown not included.
Available online at boumy.com, $32.
Bohemian Love Trunk Show
What: The roomy totes ($50-$295) are destined to become your new carry-everywhere bag.
Why: Spacious enough to cram with toys, towels, and everything in between.
When: Tues., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Give Wink, 2570 NE Miami Gardens Dr., North Miami Beach (305-705-3341).
Back to School Bash
What: Pick up arithmetic tips from Math Monkey, color pop art worksheets created by Ed King, and meet Maximus Cool Robot.
Why: Cheerleaders get ’em psyched to head back to class.
When: Fri., 4-6 p.m.
Where: Cool-de-Sac, The Shops at Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr., ste. 355 (305-446-1686). Adults and teens, free; children 3-12, $9.50; under 3, $4.50. Free with the donation of a backpack or school supplies.
Fee-Free P.L.A.Y. Day
What: Take a tour of the historic house, make ecofriendly art, and try your hand at science activities.
Why: Soak up summer while you can.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. (305-235-1668).
Photo: Courtesy of Boumy