Well, he Peruvian children chained to their knitting machines need to be flogged, because these things don't stay on more than 5 minutes.
Next up: we missed the window to put Piawallen felt shoes on her; they're minimalist and Swedish (but from the un-IKEA side of the country), but they only have one size, 0-6 months. Mark from Sparkability clued me onto them.
The default, then, appears to be Robeez, the official first shoe of New York yuppie offspring. Robeez' soft leather construction is just what you want in a first shoe (something about how it doesn't impede development of their arches and foot muscle coordination).
Meanwhile, an arkful of appliqued animals is NOT what I want; scrolling through their site, I almost gave in, then the solid black and red and other classics finally showed up at the bottom. They're in the mail.