Baby toes go from cute, little piglet playing appendages to early walker grippers in a matter of months. Baby feet require some coverage, we can all agree on that. In the beginning it's at least a sock or fitted jammy in cooler temps, according to some, they should be under cover at all times. If you are like me and need easy access to kisses and admiration, and you maybe had a summer baby or one that runs hot, they are best BARE.
Remy turned one today. Tonight in fact. She is 12 months old now and looking back at those newborn pictures and going over all of the changes and growth in just one short year is pretty incredible. One year also marks this sort of right-of-passage from sockdom to shoedom. She is not walking yet, but she cruises around holding onto things pretty well. She is just now using her walking toys in the house, and outside, she is beginning to want to explore other areas of the park besides the swings. That means sand and attempting to climb ladders. For this transition, it is important to have proper toe coverage but also allow their little feet to still feel the round underneath them for early balancing.
I had seen and heard of Freshly Picked Moccasins a few years ago across the blogosphere and really liked the fact that they are made of real leather, made here in the U.S.A., and they are always current and coming up with "fresh" colors. I also like the fact that they can take a baby from that mini stage where they sit still and look cute in every photo because they can't move anywhere stage, to the crazy, I am chasing you all over all day long phase, to the wow, you can stand on your own now so mommy can put her groceries and purse down without holding you phase.
Maybe you have seen or heard about the Utah company. Does seeing a spunky, smart, brunette on Shark Tank ring any bells? Yup. That's her/them. So Remy tried out a pair of these moccasins for the first time last week, just in time for her first birthday. Both times I had her in them, they stayed ON! Wohoo! These are a tad big for her, but I got them a couple sizes bigger anticipating a growth spurt over the summer and so they can take her into fall. Hence this awesome Huckleberry hue too!
Remy loved playing in the sand at the playground in them and standing in our front yard, (such a poser), and they aren't too tight so when we take them off, there aren't any elastic marks lingering! Fashionable, really good quality, and practical. I'm sold. The nice thing is, I have a feeling these will still be in tact when our next baby girl is ready to wear them.
You can enter to win a free pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins too! You don't even necessarily have to have a baby- hello- baby shower gift, Christmas, birthday... AND...this comes just following their announcement last week of their new neon colors! SO CUTE! See how to enter below! You have until Friday, May 23rd at midnight to enter. Oh, only restriction is you must live in the Unites States and, must not have won a pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins recently, like within the last year. If you are the winner, you will be contacted directly via e-mail and from there you can go on their website and choose a color and size, let me know and we can get them ordered. Good luck!
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