April 06, 2022 3 min read
As a parent, you spend a lot of time dealing with things that are... well... gross. At Cabooties, we're on a mission to make your life a little easier and today we're tackling one of my toddlers favorite (or at least most giggle inducing) topics: stinky feet.
So why do your child's feet smell bad? The short answer: sweat. Of course, you sweat all over your body, but the rest of you (hopefully) doesn't smell as bad as your feet. There are two reasons for this:
Unlike faces and arms, most feet are covered in shoes all day. When that happens, feet are not ventilated and the contained sweat and warmth become a breeding ground for bacteria—very smelly bacteria. This bacteria lives on your child's feet, in her socks and all over her favorite shoes.
Have you ever noticed that some people's feet have almost no odor while others make you stop still in your tracks? The reason is simply that some people sweat more and provide conditions that encourage for bacteria to breed (warm and humid). Whatever the case, foot odor is a common nuisance in most households.
There you have it, everything you never wanted to know about your toddler's foot odor.
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