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Little Girls Face Health Risks From Wearing Heels

Lots of little girls like to wear high heel shoes when dressing up, however the heels can cause health problems for girls younger than 12.

High heels are being marketed more and more to little girls. Princess style shoes with heels can be found for children as young as two and three. Even celebrity children, such as Suri Cruise, have been seen wearing high heeled shoes on more than one occasion.

Little Girls Face Health Risks From Wearing Heels

The health effects of heels can be serious however, says Dana Points, editor in chief of Parents magazine.

Until age 12, the bones are still developing in the legs. Frequent wearing of heel can cause shortening of the tendons and damage to growing legs. Bone structure, posture, and core muscles will also change to adjust to the position heels put a child’s legs. The effects of wearing heels can be long lasting in young children.

Experts recommend parents limit the amount of time their girls wear heels. Parents can introduce other colorful items to a child’s wardrobe and explain the dangers of wearing heels. – Summer, Staff Writer


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Summer is a mom of three, living life in the slow lane along historic Route 66. She writes, homeschools, gardens, and is still trying to learn how to knit.

1 Comment

  • Where can I get little heals for a little girl. I disagree I beleive that wearing heals nomatter how old can teach even children good posture and show them the importants of looking your best. If a little girl wants to wear a small heal this shouold be discussed with the parents and explain to them the porper way of wearing heals. I wear heals almost every day and my feet feel better when wearing heals.

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