Spider Shoes: c/o ikiki

Narwhal Shoes: c/o ikiki

It was a beautiful fall day. The sun was shining, the birds chirping, the toddlers playing happily on the playground whilst a baby swam in my tummy. Okay, so I was feeling a little more or less green that day- thanks morning sickness. Suddenly, a mom was yelling “uh oh, whose kid is that.” I looked around, luckily my little angels were playing perfectly right where I’d last seen them. Or, one of them was anyway. Oops. Luckily another mom, headed off the two year old long before the parking lot and I collected her a little sheepishly. That’ll teach me to go to the playground when growing a human being (at least maybe not in the first 12 weeks or so?).

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If I’d known about tracker er I mean squeaker shoes back then, I would have saved myself a bit of embarrassment. My favorite thing about ikiki squeaky shoes is that you can turn the squeakers off with a switch which is very convenient. On for the playground, off for Church. On for hiking in the woods, off for the grocery store (though this one is debatable if you have a wanderer- of course I don’t but ya know for other people- le sigh).

My little boys love the squeaks and they love the designs. My 18 month old is obsessed with Narwhals and the Narwhal song (if you haven’t heard of it, check it out- you’re welcome;). My almost four year old (tomorrow- I’m not ready!!) is terrified of spiders so naturally that’s what he picked for his shoes and now I can’t get them off his cute little feet.

Now, when we’re at the playground (the play area in the video is the very same one where the incident above occurred), I can hear little squeaks even when I can’t see little feet. In my opinion all playground equipment should be see through. But, until then, I’ve got ikiki with the squeakers turned on.


    1. Me too!!! I’ll let my guard down for a minute and then I have that 2 second freak out. I really think they should make playgrounds see through!!

  1. Interesting. I’ve never seen these. I have a wanderer, and taking him to the park gives me so much anxiety. I’m going to look into these shoes.

    1. Right??? It’s hard to keep eyes on them all every second (I have 4 and only 2 eyes!). These are a life saver.

  2. Genius! What a great invention and good job on the video! Something to look at for my grandson!


  3. This is SO smart! I wish I would have had these when my twin boys (now 6) were little and I had their toddler sister (only 2 years older than them, now 8) out and about. It was inevitable that one of the three would decide that it would be fun wander away from the group. Usually when I finally relaxed my guard long enough to sip on my lukewarm coffee.

    1. Right??? So hard when we only have 2 eyes and more children than that. You don’t even have to be staring at your phone (as I may or may not have been doing ?).

  4. What an awesome idea! And your little ones are adorable ^^. I imagine you aren’t the only mama out there to experience a little playground runaway moment ?. Thank goodness for ikiki! And happy 4th birthday to your baby ?.

    1. Thank you love! I know I’m not alone but I’m the moment you always feel so bad ha. Luckily, it was a short escape. Now that I have four, I really need the help!

  5. This is definitely one of those inventions where you think, “Why didn’t I come up with that?” What a brilliant idea! I definitely would leave them turned on in Wal-Mart. My oldest at age 4 (now 8) thought it’d be funny one day to hide in the racks of clothes. Talk about a heart attack when I couldn’t find him for those terrifying seconds!

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