As a mom, I love doing everything I can for my children. I love being needed by them and I love being their go to person. However, I am also a big believer in moderation and balance. I believe children need some independence and autonomy. If I do everything for them, they won’t learn certain skills on their own. Part of life is trial and error while I simultaniously educate them and show them the way.
So let’s be honest, as a second time mom it makes life a little easier when my toddler can do some things on her own. One of these things is putting on her own shoes. And after trying various Velcro shoes and sandals, I have found that the only shoes she can put on by herself is her Freshly Picked moccasins. And this comes in so handy when I am holding or feeding her little brother. And when I do have to put them on her, they are so quick and easy – just a way a mom prefers it when she’s running on little sleep and even less steam and is in a hurry to get somewhere.
Plus, my daughter prefers her Freshly Picked moccasins over any other shoe she owns. We typically keep one pair in the car, one pair in her room, and one pair in the backyard so she always has an option to wear them wherever she goes. She loves the way they feel on her feet and I love how versatile they are with every outfit. No matter what color she has on, they literally will match with any outfit! They can be dress shoes she wears to church and or sports shoes she wears to the park! And did I mention she constantly gets compliments on them every single time we are out in public?
I am also a mom that loves a good quality product. We have owned six pairs of Freshly Picked moccasins between my two children and they are made with such strong quality materials. The moccs are very durable and the leather is super soft. My daughter has had one pair that she’s been wearing for over a year now and they are still in excellent condition. She has worn them on vacation, to the beach, to the park, in the rain, you name it – and they are still in one piece and look as good as new. And because of the high quality leather, they have stretched with her foot as she has grown. They are the only shoes she has owned that last longer than a season, not only because her feet grow so quickly but also because you can easily wear these moccs in the winter and the summer. And when I find a good quality product that stands the test of time, I become loyal to that product and not only exclusively purchase from that company, but brag about them to other moms every opportunity I can.
Freshly Picked is made up of people I respect, products I believe in, and a brand I trust.
The soft sole moccs are simply adorable! And have you seen the new Mary Jane’s? If they had them in my daughter’s size I would buy them in a heartbeat, but they only come in sizes 1-5. Overall, there are over 90 styles and colors of soft sole moccs to choose from on www.freshlypicked.com and there are many different options for girls and boys. The soft sole moccs are designed primarily for infants and toddlers. The moccs fit true to size and are available in children shoe sizes 1 – 9. You can also find the “Next Step Shoe” for children graduating from a toddler to a big kid. These hard-soled moccasins run a 1/2 size small and are available in children sizes 7 – 13.
“From the first step, to the next step, Freshly Picked will be there for every step”
And even though my daughter can certainly wear a hard sole at her age, her feet are still growing. As a baby, her feet were still forming and it was the only option we chose for her feet. We will do the same for her little brother (who already owns two pairs of moccs and will inherit a third pair when he starts walking). When you buy your young child shoes, they have to have a shoe that is best for their development. According to the research I have done, the bones in an infant’s foot are made of cartilage and a shoe that is too rigid or tight can change the shape of your child’s foot. Therefore, it is important that you choose a shoe in the first few years of your child’s life that provides maximum movement. Soft sole shoes are highly recommended to help the feet grow normally and to help develop foot strength and grasping action in the toes. Most experts recommend lightweight, flexible footwear made of natural materials, like breathable leather. This is why the Freshly Picked moccasins are so perfect!
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