A baby in the house is a great excuse to leave shoes at the door. Your guests will be happy to comply, especially if you offer them slippers or cozy socks. One of our friends brings a fancy pair of boudoir slippers when she comes for dinner.
Our no-shoe policy has led to a cleaner house and a calmer mama. When Sweet William sucks on his hands while crawling around — or licks the floor — I don’t worry as much as I might.