With three kids, we have tons of STUFF. Clothes. Lunchboxes. Backpacks. Electronics. Books.
While my middle son is the child who has his head in the clouds most often, it's my oldest son who seems to be the most careless with this things. He's lost a couple of lunch boxes. Tragedy struck when the Nintendo 3DS he had saved up for and bought after Christmas got left behind in a hotel room in a Disney resort during his February birthday. Never found. I tried to maintain my composure when I noticed his beloved Under Armour sweatshirt was MIA.
Kidecals are labels that come in all different sizes and styles. They are waterproof and dishwasher proof. They are Kid Proof.
Their website has so many decals to choose from! They are helpfully listed by use, gender, age, shape, style... prepare to spend some time - they have so many designs! You can do more than put your child's name on them. Especially helpful to parents of kids with allergies is a label that you can place on your child's clothes or on their lunchboxes that reminds caregivers of your child's allergies.
With my older boys in middle school, I tried to keep the labels I customized low-key and not too little-kid looking.
I like having the different sizes. My son's handheld game? That gets the small one. My Kindle Fire? Slap a big one on there.
I labeled their lunch boxes. You better believe that once we purchase winter coats, the labels will be put in there right away. I was walking around the house looking for stuff to label, with my older boys yelling at me to leave their things alone. The youngest Boy Child was bringing me things he wanted me to label. Water bottles will be next. And I can't wait until summer camp next year - I will be labeling every single thing they own.
Here is a picture our PTA president posted on our school's Facebook page:
The announcement said that they had returned to students everything that was labeled ; this was what was leftover and would be donated if not claimed soon. That's a lot of stuff!
There is another hat I wear, and that job sings the praises of labels as well. I'm a preschool teacher. I teach young 2 year olds, most of whom do not speak very well if they are speaking at all. It's pretty pointless for me to hold something up and say, "Who does this belong to?"
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I really like these labels and I feel better about them taking pricier things out of the house now. I have to wonder if my oldest's DS might have been returned to us if we had put any kind of contact information on it. Check out their site and place your order - you can't go wrong with a discount and free shipping!
Do you label your children's things? What are some of the things you would immediately label with Kidecals?