I've thought of different ways to try to solve this problem myself:
Super Glue in various ways (you know you've thought of this one!)
Sewing items into his underwear (thought of it, but it sounded a little too dangerous)
Labeling is a better alternative. I've used permanent marker on a lot of things, but sometimes it just doesn't show well enough. Or it bleeds through the wash.
Another mom had this issue and decided to come up with a label that would work on clothing, shoes, lunches, backpacks, and even items that go in the dishwasher like sippy cups. And a company called Lovable Labels was born.
According to their website, these labels are durable, waterproof, dishwasher and microwave safe, washer and dryer safe, sun safe, bleach safe, sunscreen safe, and temperature safe.
Do you think they were Attic Tween safe?
I was asked to try out the Camp Pack and chose the Sporty theme. Since it's too early for summer camp, we tried these out on my son's school items.
The Camp Pack has:
15 Sticker Labels
40 Slimline Labels
12 Shoe Labels
72 Press n' Stick Clothing DOTS™
2 Mini-Metal Tags (two 4” silver ball chains incld)
12 Square Labels
There are so many uses for these labels. You can label storage containers, books, clothing items, lunch bags, and more. I put a Slimline label (the one with the hockey stick) on his school binder and on his instrument case.
This binder gets shoved into his backpack on a daily basis. We've had this label on for over a month now, and it's still stuck (I covered up his name for privacy). It's not worn, peeling, or illegible. Still in the same shape it was when we stuck it on. Pretty impressive!
The label has also been on his instrument case for the same amount of time. This has gone back and forth to school and in-between two homes. Still stuck. And still in great shape.
Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of these labels and am going to continue using them.
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