I'm so excited to have the opportunity to work with Freshly Picked. I've been eyeing their moccasins ever since I found out I was pregnant with Zaden back at the beginning of 2012. I didn't get my hands on a pair until my sweet friend gifted us a pair for Zaden's 1st birthday.
I used to always have a problem finding shoes for Zaden because he has very narrow feet. Most shoes are made for babies with chubby feet and I've always had difficulty finding shoes that will actually stay on my little guys' feet. If you had a chance to watch his First Year video I made him it gives you an idea of how much the little guy moves. He used to always kick off his shoes and they would become his new favorite chew toy. Now that he is mobile he is twice as fast and although we don’t have near as hard of a time finding shoes that will fit his skinny feet, it’s hard to find some that he won’t take off himself.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation with your little one then you should try a pair of shoes from Freshly Picked. I love supporting local small businesses and buying from them whenever I'm able to. Each pair of shoes is handmade from a member of the Freshly Picked team. Freshly Picked Moccasins are made with the utmost quality. They use only the finest genuine leather or suede and have elastic around the ankle to keep them on little ones feet.
These shoes are definitely pricey for our family but the quality is great. They are an excellent investment especially when teaching your baby to walk WITH shoes. He has so many other shoes but is able to grip the ground better in these shoes. The soft soles give Zaden’s toes the ability to flex and keep a natural arch, allowing him to practice good walking habits. Zaden couldn't walk in any other shoes except for his Freshly Picked until he got more comfortable having something on his foot when walking.
Every time we go out shopping we get complimented on his moccasins. Not only are they adorable but Zaden actually likes them. Normally once we get home from being out and about Zaden immediately starts stripping down but whenever I put him in his Freshly Picked Moccasins he keeps them on as if he is barefoot. He will even bring them to me and point at his feet indicating that he wants me to put them on, it’s the sweetest.
The moccasins are very durable. Zaden has been wearing his first pair since the end of November and at a glance they look brand new. I know it’s winter and he hasn't done much walking around besides indoor places and the side walk but the thing is he won’t wear any of his hard sole shoes I bought him months prior.
Freshly Picked has an easy size chart on their website. All you need to do is measure your child’s foot and compare it to the size chart. I ordered Zaden size 3 (he has small narrow feet) and they should fit him well into the end of spring. They come in a huge assortment of colors and even some limited edition prints like camouflage and heirloom. I ordered Zaden the limited edition Prince George moccasins and I love the deep navy color. I know I could have gone for a more versatile color like brown or black but decided to go with the deep navy color so it would add a pop of color to anything I style it with.
Now the moment that all of you mama's with tiny tots have been waiting for..
I have teamed up with the lovely people over at Freshly Picked to giveaway one pair of moccasins (color of your choice) on instagram.
To enter you must follow me @ceciliaharvard on instagram & re-gram the picture above tagging myself & #fpmoccsGiveaway
I’m primarily holding the giveaway on Instagram but for those of you who don’t have an Instagram all you need to do is “like” Dearest Lou on Facebook, share this post on your facebook wall, and comment with the moccs you would pick if you won. This giveaway is open to all Dearest Lou readers until Wednesday March 5,2014 @ 11:59PM MST. Winner will be selected & announced here Friday March 7, 2014 @ 10AM MST. Thanks so much for reading along and good luck.