Reid threw me for a loop when he didn’t start walking around his 1st birthday.
When we saw his pediatrician at 8 months he was standing and walking along furniture and she said he would be walking steady real soon. Love her, but she obviously wasn’t clued in to Reid’s timeline. Reid was 15 months when he decided to take his first steps. Normal, but later than I expected based on his big siblings!
Now, at 16 months, he’s a pretty confident little walker. He never crawls anymore, except on the stairs, and practically runs after Max when they play together.
In my most recent kid item purge (which seems constant with all these little ones!) I sorted all of the boy’s shoes. A whole big tub of them! I had two piles — the ones I wanted to save for our new little man that Reid has outgrown plus old one’s of Max’s that Reid will eventually wear and an adios pile! And you know what? In size 6 and under, the ONLY shoes I kept were Freshly Picked moccasins.
For early walkers they are everything — comfortable, ergonomic, soft. They’re versatile too. We wear moccasins for Sunday church, park play dates, with jeans, with shorts, and with pajamas on errands. Freshly Picked moccasins stretch on easy and don’t fall off. I repeat, THEY DO NOT FALL OFF. If Reid works real hard he can wiggle one off after a longer trip in his car seat, but when he walks (or swings), they’re snug and supportive. Just what his little walking tootsies need.
The question I get most of all about Freshly Picked is, “How to you justify $60 on a pair of baby shoes?”
Here’s the answer … Reid has 1 pair in each size. Ok, ok … 2 in some if he’s lucky. I aim for a nice neutral that matches most things which makes $49-$60 (depending on the style/color you choose) every 4-6 months (the rate he goes through sizes right now) not too bad if I tuck away a little at a time and watch for sales. Plus, if you consider other shoe options, even cheap ones, you’ll spend $10-15, and let’s face it, they don’t hold up. Freshly Picked is the better investment. Reid will wear moccs Max had and the new baby will wear ones that Reid wore. So, in that scenario, I’m down to $25-30/pair. And I rarely pay full price so it’s even better than that! Freshly Picked runs sales throughout the year, a common one I see is 25% off (on the main site and through Nordstrom too), and the BST market on moccs is solid, meaning you can both buy for less than retail and resell when your kiddos outgrown their Freshly Picked moccasins.
So, there you go. In my mind, that totally justifies the investment. Especially when I know these soft-soled moccasins are the best choice for new little walkers who are practicing their balance and steps.
Plus, it doesn’t get much cuter than baby moccasin feet! Reid and I both love his new moccs from Freshly Picked — Capri in size 5 if you’re curious!
You know what’s better than investing in Freshly Picked moccasins? Winning a pair for free! Freshly Picked is such a generous company. Truly, tune in to their feed and you’ll see what I mean. It’s been such a joy to see them grow and succeed! Today they’re giving one of you a pair of in-stock moccasins of your choice! Enter below before the end of May!
A big thank you to Freshly Picked for sending Reid his size 5 moccasins (yes, size 5 already!) and sponsoring the giveaway!
Michelle L says
Is this open internationally
SO many cute moccasins! I love, love, love the gold pair!
For boys I love the city moccs! In the salt flats color! But if I were shopping for a girl I’d love the Rose Gold Mary Janes!
Love these shoes!!!!!
Awww… love Anchors Aweigh. =)
I always love a splash of red shoes. You may often see my children sporting some red/white/blue outfits through out the year.
Lindsay Ingalls says
I Love Blue Spruce
These are the best FP they’ve ever made 😍 Leah needs!
Jackie M says
I love The Anchors because I have a carrier with the same pattern! https://freshlypicked.com/products/anchors-aweigh
Love these little mary jane’s that will go with any outfit! https://freshlypicked.com/collections/mary-janes/products/birch-mary-jane
So cute! Have been eyeing these for a while!!
Too cute! Love the fringe!
I am so glad I found this giveaway. Everyone says they are worth the cost, but I just have trouble justify now. So I’m hoping to win a pair first❤️
Mallorie Owens says
I’ve had my eye on these for Iris! https://freshlypicked.com/collections/soft-sole-shoes/products/blush-mary-jane
SK Bell says
These are my FAVORITE!!!! But they’re not very practical so I wouldn’t actually get them =]
Do you find they wear out in the toes at all? I’ve had other brands of moccasins and find that the toes (especially on the top) tend to wear out before the rest of the shoe. Or maybe that’s unique to my belly-crawlers-learning-to-walk. :)
The anchor pattern is super cute.
Bianca T. says
Kristine Hofstad says
Oh man, I’d love to win a pair of these for Claire! I’m always eyeing them, but haven’t bit the bullet yet. Thanks for the chance to win! :)
I just love blush right now, but you can’t go wrong with FP! https://freshlypicked.com/collections/moccasins/products/blush
OBSESSED with these! https://freshlypicked.com/collections/city-moccs/products/blue-spruce-city-mocc
I love these anchor ones! Now i want a pair :) https://freshlypicked.com/collections/soft-sole-shoes/products/anchors-aweigh
Stefanie Blair says
So adorable, EVERY SINGLE pair! I’d love to win a pair for little miss Ellie Jean!
Need a pair for my new grand baby !!
dianne hall says
I LOVE the gold moccasins!
I love the salt flats or blue spruce!
I would probably pick the Birch Mary Jane because they are so neutral
Ashley C says
I love these for my son:
Natalie S says
Nat Kay says
I am so in love with Textured Teal moccs. My husband saw them and he said that they reminded him of a pair of shoes he had when he was a baby. I did not believe him until he showed me a photo! It would be so nice to win these for our little one and take photos with them on!
love the platinum mj!
Katrina Brockavich says
I love the colors of the Yvonne!
Eliana ramalho says
The heirloom moccs are my favorite
Denise K. says
I like the heirloom ones most, but they’re all very cute prints and colors
McKenzie Cherrington says
I loved this post! My little guy just turned one and isn’t walking and I keep reminding myself this is normal haha. I love their Utah collection of the softer leathers sooo much!
Blush is so beautiful!
Susan D says
The salt flat ones are my favorite for sure!!
Amanda Zz says
I’m loving the bright color of these Citron Moccs! https://freshlypicked.com/collections/moccasins/products/citron
I’m a sucker for the Utah collection, I would love to get the little guy a pair of the city moccs
Sarah Hayes says
I love these https://freshlypicked.com/collections/the-sandal/products/platinum-sandal
Neon pink Mary Jane
Elicia P says
I like these..
Anna Pry says
would love these for our little princess due in September: https://freshlypicked.com/products/platinum-mary-jane
So cute! But I’d get a gender neutral :)