One of the (many) things I was dreading with Olly starting pre-school was the amount of uniform I would have to label. When we went to the school for a new parents meeting before the Summer, we were told to label absolutely everything that our children wear (bonus points for labelling socks and pants too apparently!) The thought of sewing labels in to over forty pieces of clothing was enough to send me over the edge so when I had the opportunity to review the latest iron-on and stick on labels from My Nametags I jumped at the chance.
My Nametags manufacture a huge range of iron-on labels and stickers that can be personalised with your child’s name. There’s a huge range of labels and stickers to choose from with a choice of characters or less obvious labelling options.
As Olly is a huge Mr Men fan, we opted for Mr Strong personalised name stickers and Mr Bump iron-on labels. The labels have Olly’s full name on in black text which is easy to read and easily identifiable. We really wanted Olly to recognise his own clothing and take responsibility for them and thought that the Mr Men labels and stickers would help him do that.
Mr Men iron-on labels
The Mr Men iron-on labels come printed on a single sheet with a couple of sheets of parchment included. The labels are great for labelling all sorts of clothing and the instructions on the website suggest these are ideal for labelling clothes where there are no care labels. There’s a 10 year guarantee with the iron-on labels to stay on in the wash for 10 years. Good to know!
I have ironed all of the iron-on Mr Men labels into Olly’s school clothing in the neck area on both the actual sweatshirts and t-shirts and ironed-on the labels in his trousers in the care label. I was pretty impressed with how the label adhered to the fabric and how good they looked on the clothing.
Since labelling Olly’s clothes, his uniform has been in the wash over the last three weeks and we’ve had two labels come off from his tops. I initially thought it was because I had ironed the label directly onto the clothing and not the care label but having checked the My Nametags website, it does suggest I can iron-on the label direct to the fabric. I’m not entirely sure why the label has come off, it may have had help from a picky three year old who said it was scratching his neck but it’s not a problem, we have plenty of labels remaining to re-iron one on.
Mr Men stick-on stickers
The Mr Men stick-on stickers are ideal for labelling items of belongings where it’s not practical to use an iron. We’ve used the Mr Men stick-on stickers in Olly’s school shoes, on his drinks bottle and on his school book bag. All are easily identifiable and have adhered to the different surfaces really well. Olly’s drinks bottle has been through the dishwasher every night since he started school and so far so good, it’s showing no signs of movement whatsoever.
A single sheet of 56 labels featuring the Mr Men character and your choice of personalisation costs £13.99 plus £1 for postage. Depending on how many items of clothing you need / want to label, these labels are going to last us a good couple of years at least therefore making them a reasonable value for money product.
Olly’s been able to easily identify his clothing thanks to the My Nametag Mr Men iron-on labels and stickers and for that I’m really pleased.
Disclosure: We were sent the product for the purpose of this review. All images and opinions are my own.