Parents, doctors debate tots teetering in heels

Six-year-old Helena Bell wears her short high-heeled shoes with her mother Dana Bell at their home in Los Angeles Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Helena first wore the heels as flower girl at a wedding about six months ago. Since then, she loves to wear the shoes - and her flower girl dress - to church on Sundays, and other "dress-up" occasions at home. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (AP)

January 14, 2010 8:19:02 AM PST
A pair of sparkly, peekaboo shoes with heels 2 inches high are favorites of 6-year-old Helena Bell ever since she got them for a wedding.