Cub is starting kindergarten in September, and based on our experiences in his various preschool classes, he’s as prone to losing stuff as … his mother. I still remember how annoyed my mom was with me when I left our brand-new bottle of fancy shampoo in the changing room after swimming lessons. Guess who left her absolute favourite solid shampoo in a cute little container in a shower stall after Mommy & Me swimming lessons? Also me. I am very familiar with lost and found boxes.
Stick2Me identification labels are designed and printed in Quebec by mother-of-two Annie Nadeau. Inspired by her inner artist and her children’s need to label everything for school and daycare, Stick2Me labels are durable, waterproof and fun! Annie does all the illustrations herself, inspired by her children’s playful universe.
Cub received a set of 216 labels (the “Full” size) from the Forest Collection to get him all set for kindergarten. The sizes are perfect for all of his gear: from the small rectangles for his clothing labels, the fun label for his water bottle to the medium rectangles for various school supplies. (Just a note that I have obscured Cub’s last name in my photos as it is different than mine, and I am paranoid.)
Although school hasn’t started yet, I wanted to make sure I did some rigorous testing of our new labels before writing this review. We recently completed two weeks of swimming lessons, four classes per week. I placed Stick2Me labels in Cub’s swim shirt and trunks to put them to the ultimate test. The labels were exposed to chlorine pool water at least ten times, washed ten times with detergent and dried in the dryer. They still look brand new—no sign of wear or peeling corners.
To further test their washability, I put a label on one of Little Miss Cub’s daycare diapers. They fit great on the label of our bumGenius diapers, and if your child goes to childcare with other cloth-diapered kids, this is a great, non-damaging but durable way to identify your fluff! After multiple heavy, hot-water wash cycles, our Stick2Me labels are still Stuck2Fluff. I also put one on our wet bag, which Cub will be using to store his change of clothes in his kindergarten class. If you need to remove a label, they actually come off fairly easily and without leaving a sticky residue.
We also have a label on Cub’s water bottle, which gets washed every day. I’ve put labels on his lunch bag and all of his reusable food containers, and when we receive his school supplies they’ll save me the effort of writing out his name over and over again with permanent marker.
For his shoes, we are using the round labels. His sandals have been to the beach, and not even sand can defeat our Stick2Me labels!
We recently received the school supply list for kindergarten, and it is quite something. Cub needs a yoga mat for resting time … I dug out my long forgotten yoga mat in the basement and cut it to kids’ size.
Another interesting requirement? Fifty wooden clothes pegs … all labelled. I remember my mom painstakingly using a paring knife to shave off a sliver of the outer coating on my pencil crayons to expose the wood and then neatly printing my name with a fine-point Sharpie. If I just trim a sliver off our Stick2Me labels, I can make the job of labelling 50 clothes pegs slightly easier. I will let you know what the clothes pegs are for when I find out! (Perhaps for hanging up their artwork?!)
So besides being absolutely adorable and the perfect size for all of Cub’s belongings, Stick2Me labels have so far stood the test of multiple washings and even exposure to chlorine. They are also affordable and ship for free in Canada and the US!
Cross one thing off your back-to-school to-do list and order your Stick2Me labels today!