Unlike baby clothing, baby shoes can not be washed every day so you should consider this when making your purchase and buy accordingly. Babies have a habit of chewing their shoes so you need to buy a pair which can be kept clean with the minimum amount of effort from you.
Shoes for the youngest children tend to be made from softer leather than shoes for older kids. Because of this the usual cleaning materials, like polish are unsuitable.
The most common type of shoes which babies can wear with a degree of comfort and, which are very popular with parents are soft leather baby shoes with suede soles. The outer of this type of shoe should be cleaned using a soapy solution and warm water, or a very mild detergent and, a cloth. You could use a professional leather cleaner if you have some but, in most cases it is probably not worth the expense of buying some specifically for the purpose.
Take the damp cloth and gently rub the outer leather of the shoe with the soapy warm water to remove the dirt and grime. Allow the shoe to dry naturally as using an external heat source can cause shrinkage of soft leather shoes. Drying should not take long if you avoid submerging the shoes in the water.
Some manufactures do recommend machine washing for their shoes however, in our view this should be done only as a last resort as machine washing tends to reduce the overall shine of the shoe and will make the baby shoe look older, quicker.