EDIT: I first posted this review over two years ago. At the time, while I coveted the Sticky Labels from a “girl-with-her-sticker-collection” point of view, I really didn’t have any particular use for them, as Ryder was at home with me. So, I saved them in a little shoe box and… you guessed it… pulled them out this morning for MY FIRST labeling session EVER! Snack containers, shoes, his uniform and lunch bag – they all got Mabeled!
So, I decided to resurrect the post if only to gush once again about how much I love the product. Yes, you’ve probably already got junior’s belongings labelled from head to toe, but just in case they’re on ancient while labels with Sharpie writing, read on….
Who doesn’t love Mabel’s Labels? The famous labels, used on everything from children’s shoes to toys to feeding utensils, are an absolute savior when it comes to the stuff kids lose (and they ALL lose stuff).
Now I know I’ve sung the praises of Mabel’s All-time Classic Labels before (and had a nifty giveaway to boot – did you miss it? Poops on you!), but move over ordinary… it’s time to LABEL OUT LOUD!
The new Sticky Labels carry all the same benefits as the Classic labels; designed to deliver maximum durability, they’re dishwasher, microwave and UV-safe. But they also include a burst of bright colours, fonts and icons which will have your loot branded with style!
Mabel’s offers 20 motifs with complementary colour combinations to choose from, so you’re sure to have a perfectly personalized label for your wee one. The eye-catching colours and recognizable picture make it easy for pre-readers to easily identify their stash – I can certainly vouch that Ryder only reaches for the straw cup with his name emblazoned across it – even if I place an identical cup (sans label) next to it!
And here’s a word of warning disguised as a Woot!: these labels, as the name implies, are STICKY. Not so great if you have shaky hands and dream of re-positioning the label 14 times, but wonderful for the abuse they’ll surely be subjected to… Hot, soapy dishwasher water, microwave radiation, tosses and tumbles and even little chompers cannot pry apart these labels from their source. FANTASTIC!
I had the wonderful opportunity to receive a set of Sticky Labels for Ryder, and we’re loving the cool factor they give to all his belongings. Of course, we chose the race car motif for our speedy little guy :)
(On a related note: when Ryder first starting holding his own bottle, I took him shopping with me and he was happily sipping away at some water. I then came across another mommy whose child also had an identical bottle full of water. Well, both our babies took one look at each other and threw their bottles on the floor in glee, effectively confusing us as to which one belonged to whom. Needless to say, I had to toss that one, because no amount of sterilizing would convince this germophobe to potentially give her baby someone else’s bottle. Mabel’s Sticky Labels would have prevented this!)
Sticky Labels are just $21.00 for a pack of 45 labels, and if you live in Canada, standard shipping is always FREE.