My daughter has been going to “school” since she was 12 weeks old. When you have an infant in school, its a requirement that you pretty much label everything that you bring in. The cute little onesie/pants outfit you just had to have? Well, four other moms with baby girls also had to have it as well and if you want to keep yours after the first blowout or spit up, you better have labeled it. All those premade bottles you bring each day? They must be labeled with your baby’s name, the date and the contents. Heck, they even label the babies! In the infant classroom, my daughter’s color was black. Each day they put a black band around her ankle to identify her.
So what is a mom to do? Ever tried writing your child’s name with a sharpie on an infant clothing label? Pretty much impossible. Sure masking tape on the bottle will work but once you’ve had to scrape off that sticky residue a few times, you’ll be looking for an alternative. Luckily Applied Labels has provided a solution for this problem.
Applied Labels were developed by a mom of two who just happened to be a chemical engineer! According to their website, they have twice the adhesive strength of competing labels and they are so strong they are classified as permanent. The labels can be removed but it takes deliberate action. Man can I attest to this! I’ll admit, I’m not always an instruction reader. So when I received my labels I was not so careful in making sure I only touched the edges. When I ripped that label off my fingers, some DNA went it. So if you’re brave and want to get first hand experience (pun definitely intended) stick one on your finger and let it rip. Applied Labels recommends when using their labels in shoes you apply a shoe shield over the label since shoes take a beating. Again, not being the instruction reader, I put just the label inside my daughter’s shoes and the label has not budged. She is now a very active toddler and the labels have been in her shoes for about three months. In fact, the label has outlasted her shoes since she’s worn the soles out! I’ve also put the Tag-A-Longs on items that are washed frequently, like her blankets, and not one has come off. They stand up to the dishwasher and do not fade, peel or crack. Good thing since they are permanent.
In addition to their adhesive strength, I like that fact that they restrict the use of all these harmful materials (lead, cadmium, mercury and more) in the manufacturing of their products. With so many recalls these days, its nice to know that this company takes a proactive stance keeping our children safe. Its not just their word either, they send their labels to a third-party, independent laboratory for testing.
There are two main products to choose for clothing: Applied Labels on Clothing and Tag-A-Longs and three for bottles: Baby Dates, Baby Tapes and Content Labels preprinted with “formula” or “breast milk.” They also provide blank backers and shoe shields. You have the option of three different fonts and choosing an icon. Some people may be discouraged by the lack of design options. Another drawback is when using the labels with clothing, you have to put the labels on a tag. With so many clothing companies going “tagless” this reduce your options for labeling clothes. However, the positives of these labels outweigh the drawbacks.
Overall, I really like these labels and will order them again. If you want a really durable, cute label that is sure to stick to your child’s items, then check out Applied Labels.
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