Oh, how I love to label things. Some kids wanted an Easy Bake Oven, but I would’ve been happier with my own personal label maker. As a teacher, I could still get away with labeling my things without looking like I was nuts… but now that I’m working from home, it’s unlikely that a colleague will be accidentally absconding with my water bottle. Luckily I can label everything Cub owns!
For my American fans, I had the pleasure of reviewing Kidecals, which are always shipped to you for free, no minimums! (They ship to Canada, but it’s not very advantageous: for Canadian label-lovers I recommend Lovable Labels.)
Perusing the website and choosing which labels to order, I was immediately struck by the sheer trendiness of this Boulder, Colorado-based company’s label designs. In fact, despite their name, their labels are not just for kids.
There are tons of labels that would be suitable for high school and university-bound students, for teachers and otherwise label-obsessed people like me. You could choose monogrammed labels to seal your wedding invitations, or their snazzy keyboard decals for Apple keyboards (which I would’ve chosen if I had an Apple keyboard to bedazzle). For the sleep-deprived new parent, there’s even this gem:
I did eventually settle on these adorable circular labels for Cub:
We put them to the test immediately, applying them to a sippy cup, his Keens and a diaper. I put one on his diaper not because he’s prone to losing them, but because they get washed most often so the durability of the labels would be put to the test.
There are absolutely no signs of wear and tear on the diaper and sippy cup labels, with both being washed multiple times. As for the labels in his shoes, those ones were really put to the test. Cub wears those sandals 8 hours a day most days, his feet sweat (and stink) and he pounces into puddles and buries his toes in sand on a daily basis. The worst thing about putting labels in the soles of shoes is if they start to peel away… then they get stuck to your feet and start collecting bits of sand and other detritus around the turned up edges. Yuck! Aside from being dirty on the surface, just like the inside of his shoes, the labels are still perfectly in place despite daily contact with sweaty, wet and dirty toddler feet. I will soon be washing those Keens in the washing machine (um yeah, that’s how awesome Keen sandals are!) and I am confident the labels will make it through unscathed.
Kidecal waterproof labels are printed with eco sol inks and the Kidecals team is “constantly researching to find the best and greenest materials and printing processes available” while keeping product local and costs reasonable.
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