How to carry a tot whilst in high heels

Enviably slick… the art of rocking skycraper heels whilst balancing a shortie.

A few pointers:

  • Who What Wear suggests addressing your posture: walking from the heel to the toe, taking small steps and slightly arching your foot as you walk…
  • Take a tip from Olympic weightlifters and keep the weight in your heels as you lift the child up. Curl your toes up and widen your stance if need be…
  • Carry on the hip and switch sides frequently. Twickenham Osteopath Twickenmum site also advises work on your core and strengthen your abdominal muscles and pelvic floor.
  • Find some well made heels that have been designed to walk in. Tamara Mellon (formerly of Jimmy Choo) speaks of their heel design “I was tired of being in pain. Most shoe designers are men if you think about it, so they don’t know what it feels like.” Our tip, check out the Smart Shoe range at Clarks, we love the Dalhart Sorbet in nude grey shingle leather, with an 8cm heel and bubble cushion beads …