As many of you know, Gelli has started school already. I’m still deciding on how many days a week she will attend, as it’s a bit hard for this Momma to adjust to the idea that she will be gone for more than two and half hours on school days. I’m late to start the school year with her as I wasn’t quite sure that I wanted to send her already. In fact, I brought her for the trial class upon the insistence of my friend Tet thinking that we would just try it out and see what happened.
Well, she LOVED it. She did well, she was totally ready, and she surprised her Momma once again. (I love it when she surprises me, by the way.) This means that I have to play catch up with all the things that I need to prepare for Gelli’s school days.
One thing about sending a toddler to preschool is dressing her appropriately. Of course, I sent Gelli to school the first day in her black Mary Janes with ruffled socks and a cute dress. While she looked adorable, it wasn’t the outfit I would dress her in to explore and play her way through a school day ALL the time. This is why the second day I prepared an outfit which I knew she would be comfortable in, and that would be conducive to exploring through play.
But as we begin our first week of school, I have my check list of items to add to Gelli’s wardrobe which will enable her to have a good time in school and have fun learning in the process. This means that we will be adding lots of stretchy pants and comfy tees to add to her school “uniform.”
That’s when I thought of her Pure Basics tees we received from Carly and Jenny.
Pure Basics was born out of Carla and Jenny’s love for their children. They saw that while there were quite a few organic choices of clothing for adults here in the Philippines, there were very few choices for organic children’s clothing. Together, they set out to create “quality basic essentials that provide the best option for babies, parents and the environment.” I love that these two Mompreneurs put the love and passion for their children (and parenthood) into something greater than themselves. Even with the philosophy that they live by, you can see that the mindfulness with which they raise their children is apparent in their business as well.
Every little bit goes a long way. What you can contribute today, whether its spending more time with your child, recycling, or a random act of kindness is already a step towards a bigger and better goal.
Every little step goes into caring for Mother Earth too. And by using organic products (no matter what they are) you doing your part to help too. Buying Pure Basics organic clothing for your kiddos means you are making mindful decisions in dressing your kids and caring for the environment.
Bamboo fiber is a wise choice for many different reasons. It’s biodegradable, renewable and can be grown without pesticides. I think that one of the reasons I love this brand EVEN MORE is that with every purchase you make-YOU are making a contribution to WWF!
Now that I have added Pure Basic Tees to my list of things to buy for Gelli’s first month of preschool, our next task will be to get her on the road to being potty trained. I have never wanted to rush any of my kids in making the transition from diapers to underwear, so I have usually taken the cue from each of the kids.
All of the big kids have told me that they were ready to potty train in different ways. When they gave me the sign, I knew that it was the time to begin training. Gelli has yet to express this desire on her own, but since she is starting school already, I’m thinking that we might need to get started soon. One way I can do this with her that won’t be traumatic is by transitioning to training pants when we are ready.
I had not known the ins and outs of cloth diapering before I met The SoMoms, but I now, understand the premise behind it. Of course, all natural and organic is better for your child…but in this case cloth diapering is again, better for the environment as well.
Did you know that it takes 250 years for a regular disposable diaper to decompose? When I read that on the Dappy site, I WAS SHOCKED! How could I not have known this?
While, I will let Gelli decide on her own time when she is ready for big girl panties, I can use the training pants from Bamboo Dappy as we begin our journey. These are perfect for Gelli because they feel like real underpants but can absorb like a cloth diaper in case she has an accident.
I’m thinking that we will start this journey towards another milestone very soon. Because I’m already armed with some of the best tools (and now a greater understanding of how much better it is for the environment) I feel better about trying to reach this goal with Gelli.
Pure Basics is available in Babyland (all branches) and Rustans. (Shangri-la and Makati)
Bamboo Dappy is available in Babyland, Rustans, and SM Baby Company (all branches).