A child's first baseball glove is something he/she will remember forever!
Gloves have historically been very difficult for kid's to use, which oftentimes leads to frustration. Manufacturers today have recognized this issue and have started using alternate materials that allow children to use them much more easily. Instead of stiff, thick cowhide leather composing the whole glove, modern kids ball gloves are made of numerous materials including pigskin. Cowhide may be used where it is needed most, but these gloves are designed for comfort and performance. They almost feel like they can catch the ball themselves.
Youth baseball gloves are now designed with the child’s hand eye coordination and physical skills in mind. A child’s finger dexterity and strength aren’t fully developed, so they’re not going to be able to use a glove with the skill of an older youth or adult ball player. There are gloves for even very young children, which is something that couldn’t be done decades ago.