Ever since he started preschool, I've always been concerned that another kid is going to have the same exact lunch bag or the same exact water bottle as my younger son. Germs are one thing, but I worry about exposure to allergens because my son has life threatening allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. In my efforts to prevent confusion, I tried putting labels on our water bottles and lunch bags, but they did not survive all the spills, rain, etc. The school and the kids have it down to a science by now, but still, mistakes can happen.
A few months ago, I heard about some adorable and truly durable labels which would really help prevent water bottle and lunch box/bag confusion in preschool and elementary school--Kiddo Tags! These adhesive labels are microwave and dishwasher safe and come in a variety of cute designs. I ordered my sample labels with a cute little green frog design and included warnings about 2 allergies (dairy and peanut) for a favorite first-grader. There was space enough to put his first and last name, or his name and classroom number, and the labels are very clear and easy to read. I'm really pleased with how they came out, and I think my young 1st grade friend will enjoy them.
Three sheets of nine stickers (27 stickers in total) cost $14.99. Take a look at some of the different designs.
Kiddo Tags is a Mom-owned company that makes a variety of durable adhesive customized labels for kids. They offers other products, such as Emergency Alert Wristbands, and Shoe Dots to help keep your kid's shoes from being worn by the wrong kid out of school or one of those wild and crazy birthday parties where the kids have to go in their stocking-ed feet. The labels ship quickly and are perfect for camp or back to school supplies. Take a minute and check them out! They just might make keeping track of your kids' belongings, especially for food and avoiding cross-contamination, a little easier.
*I received a complimentary set of labels to write this post.*