The end of the school year is rapidly approaching, and with my youngest set to start Reception in September I’m already thinking about all the kit he’ll need, and crucially that it will all need labelling!
Never underestimate how easily children lose things at school. My boys go to a huge primary school with 120 kids in each year, so if they happen to mislay a fleece, if it’s not labelled you’ll just never see it again.
When Sam’s PE kit comes home at the end of each term, without fail there will only be one plimpsole. What has he been doing in PE since he lost it – hopping?! On the upside at the end of half term it suddenly reappears. What goes on at school is a genuine mystery to me.
So let’s move on to the labels themselves. I favour the bright and colourful, so ever since we’ve needed labels i’ve shopped with Stuck On You.
My verdict: The website is fab and you can customise the colours, fonts and even choose little drawings to make them individual to your child.
The iron on labels truly stay put, the stickers have remained really well on water bottles and packed lunch boxes and the shoe dots are totally essential for helping kids find their generic pair of black shoes in the pile in the corner of the classroom.
I always opt for the value packs which give plenty of choice and means you can keep labelling things throughout the year if you’ve got a stash of them waiting in a drawer.
For Arlo’s first year at school Stuck On You kindly sent me the Kids Designer Value Pack to try which you can see here. I love the fun designs and badge to put on his bag. I’m keeping it as a surprise for just before he starts, but I know he’s going to LOVE it!
50 Name Labels
50 Clothing Labels
1 Bag Tag
For Sam I usually get the 5+ pack, but as I’ve got a fair few left i’ve opted for the Split Pack to top up what I have.
25 small name labels
25 iron on labels
Win win win!
Stuck On You have very generously given me 2 x £20 vouchers away – one each for two lucky winners!
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Disclosure: Thanks to Stuck on You for sending me two packs of labels for this review. My views about Stuck On You are my honest opinion and I have been a paying customer for several years.