Chasing my two-year-old with special needs around is similar to other parents chasing a typical childaround. My daughter, Emersyn, started walking the week before her second birthday and she hasn’t slowed down. It's not uncommon to find me running behind her with a shirt as I try to quickly slip over her head while she’s screaming, “NO!”
To help simplify my life, I need her clothes to be simple. Two places I shop regularly are Walmart and T.J. Maxx. I find soft cotton t-shirts and shorts from Walmart, and cute, easy dresses from T.J. Maxx are my summertime favorites. I knowing that she’s comfortable, and it’s always a plus if she can go from playtime to naptime without me having to change her clothing again!
I’ve also been so grateful to be connected with Changing the Face of Beauty, a non-profit determined to help people with special needs belong in the advertising world. It was on CTFOB's Facebook page that Plaid Buttercup saw a picture of Emersyn and asked for her to be a model for their clothing line. Plaid Buttercup designs clothes for children who are sensitive to tags, zippers, and buttons. It is an online go-to for parents of children with special needs. It’s exactly what I love as Emmy’s mama: “comfort and style with a modern twist.”
- Courtney Baker, Springible Contributor