Her pedia once mentioned (when Roey slipped inside her clinic) that it is best to invest in good & durable shoes and sandals and never forget to stay age appropriate. She even told us about one toddler patient who came in dressed like an adult woman with her daring blouse and wedges. Even said that she couldn’t help herself give out her unsolicited comment and advice to the Mom to not let her daughter wear such stylish outfit and shoes yet.
I agreed with her and mentioned that it is indeed okay to check what’s the latest fashion for kids but always keep in mind that these kids’ first clothing requirement is “comfort”. Besides the fact that they have to be comfortable, it has to be simple, affordable, age and occasion appropriate – at least for me.
Green cotton long-sleeved dress from b/Tweeners
Here, Roey’s wearing a Bench Tweeners long-sleeved dress we bought on sale last December. I grabbed the promo since the dress is made of cotton fabric (I want a fabric that “breathes”- something you can wear comfortably) and has a very nice shade of Green. The White sandals was something I got for her (on sale too!) in a hurry. This was the sandals she’s wearing at her pediatrician’s clinic. Roey hesitates when I let her wear this pair and would insist in wearing an old pair of rubber shoes which does not fit her anymore (a hand me down pair from her big sister). Somehow, I feel a bit of pain in my conscience that she did not really like and feel like wearing what I got for her. Her toes are being pushed forward so her feet literally ends up dirty every time she takes them off. Lesson learned – prefer the ones with rubber soles and refrain from slides (open-toed sandals) during the toddler years. Leather soles are also good but for the active kiddos, rubber soles will give the less chance of slip accidents.
KIDS Open Toe Sandals, Size 12
I am a no-perfect-Mom when it comes to kid’s fashion and clothing, honestly. I have had a number of mistakes in choosing my daughters’ clothing, shoes and accessories and I do regret it every time. Waste of time and money, as I always tell myself. I am sure that there are many parents out there, Moms most especially, that feel the same. Then again, these are experiences that completes a lesson as a parent (remember, clothing is a part of our basic necessities). As imperfect humans, we can’t help to criticize and bash sometimes but at the end of the day, we get to see the differences between each one of us. So, it is best to just fashionably learn from each other instead. =)
So, what is your take about kids being comfortable with their fashion versus being “in” with the fashion trends? Or maybe, I should be asking… what do you let your kids wear?
By the way, just last weekend, SM North EDSA held what they call the Great Northern Sale and without much hesitation, I gave in and entered Payless Shoesource upon reading their numerous signs saying – Buy Two, Take One! I will surely make another post of what we got from that store – it was my first time there.