BABY FEET ARE CUTE FOR A REASON
posted: Jan 05, 2014.
There's more to infant feet than those kissable toes. Part of what may make babies' feet so cute is their structure: Allbabies are born with a pad of fat where an arch would normally be in an adult foot, which makes them appear flat and cutely chubby. In fact, arches don't usually show up until children are about 2 ½ years old. But an infant's soft little feet will get tougher with age: The skin on your foot soles is the thickest on the body, next to the palms of the feet. According to pediatrician and author Dr. Sears, it's also normal for a baby's feet and legs to bow inward, because of the curled-up position of the fetus in the womb.