Calling mothers across the land – you really need to read this blog post!! Whatever your time allowances and preferences, we all know that if we don’t label every little thing that leaves our house then it WILL, I repeat WILL get lost at school. I can’t count the number of times my son has left his water bottle, book bag, hat, gloves, plimsolls, etc at school. You name it, he’s forgotten it. And luckily I have labelled most things of his.
So when I got approached by Easy2Name to review their labels I jumped at the chance!! I have used both iron on and stick on labels in the past for my boys things, but they were quite expensive, so I wanted to see if these would be as good and more affordable. First off, I loved their website and it breaks down the different types of labels into categories. This means that whatever your preference you can find the labels you want fast. I quite like the stick on ones for ease of use on anything and the iron on ones for clothes.
I think these are my over favourites. They just stick straight onto the care tag inside your kids clothes. You can also get a cute design to go with the name, and I got two different designs for each of my boys which means that even the youngest one at 2 years old can recognise all of his things, as they have a football on and Sam’s have dinosaurs. As soon I stuck them on they felt really secure, so I am not at all worried about them coming off. Other brands have come off in the washing machine, and although I haven’t washed anything with these on yet I don’t think we will have the same problem. I also think these are really good value for money at only £5.99 for 30 labels.
We also got sent some normal stick on labels with the kids names really clear on them. Each child has a separate colour, so again it makes it easy for them to distinguish which is theirs even before they can read. These labels are good for non clothing items such a juice bottles, lunch boxes, and I am even going to try them out next week when my son gets his first pair of glasses. I also used these when labelling my sons shoes. I had used another brands stickers in his shoes previously and the text had rubbed off, so when I saw that there were shoe label covers I was ecstatic!! You just put the stick on label in the shoe and then cover with a shoe label cover. It will take a while to see if these have worked, but I am hopeful they will stay put.
Another type of label that we received was the easytapes which are iron on versions of the stick on labels. I know these are a little more labour intensive (they require you to spend a few minutes per label ironing them in), but are a lot more reliable in the washing machine. I have opted for these inside high wear items such as school jumpers and trousers, and have not been let down.
Finally we got sent two bag tags for the boys, each with their symbol on (a football for Reuben and a dinosaur for Sam). These are my favourite, and Sam’s favourite, labelling item! We bought one of the official school logo book bags when my son started reception, and as good an idea it seemed at the time it is now a nightmare and every other child has exactly the same bag. And to make matters worse, the names are hidden under a flap!! What is that about? So I love these bag tags as they attach to the handle and make it really easy for Sam to recognise which identical bag is his. They are also made of similar material to credit cards, so quite durable, and are only £3.50, a bargain! Maybe he’ll actually come out of school with it now…..
Give it a try
I would suggest ordering yourself a selection of the different labels and giving them a try to find your favourite. Lets face it, they are all going to get used as your kids grow up so it won’t be a waste of money! Compared to other brands I have tried, I loved Easy2Name’s website, the choice and the options to customise. The prices also seem a bit more reasonable than other places too, and it is run by a mum who set it up to tackle that age old problem of labelling kids clothes. So lets support one of our own and get some fab labels at the same time!