I had the opportunity to review the Pip Squeakers sneakers. These are baby and toddler shoes that make a squeaking noiseevery time they take a step (or in my son's case, every time they push off on their feet to crawl). These were really cool shoes. What a great idea to make shoes that make noise.
I put them on both Graham, my son, and Carson, my nephew. Graham is 10 months old and showing absolutely no signs of being interested in learning to walk so I was hoping these shoes would motivate him to move his feet. They did not disappoint. When I first put him in the shoes and moved his feet for him (with me holding him by his hands) to show him that they make noise, he got all excited and then tried it himself! He got more and more excited with every squeak he made. It was really adorable. I'm excited to have him keep wearing these shoes for continued enticement to start walking.
When we were done practicing walking in them, I let him crawl around and discovered that he can still make the shoes squeak when crawling. This was great because I could hear him everywhere he went so if I had my back to him, I could tell if he strayed too far away from me.
After having Graham try them out, I put Carson in them and he loved them too. It took him a minute to realize he was the one making the squeaking noise, but as soon as he figured it out, he was off and running, trying to make as much noise as possible.
Although I have only tried these shoes out in my house, I think they would be perfect for having your child wear when out in a busy public place so you can hear them in case they start to wander off. The only downside to these shoes is that the squeaking can start to wear on you after awhile. Besides that, I thought they were great!