Anyone with preschoolers and toddlers can attest to this fact: children are not biologically predisposed to share their belongings. I have learned this the hard way and it has become our daily struggle to teach the boys some manners and encourage them to share. Alongside this premise there is the fact that children can become easily distracted by shiny things in the shape of their playmates’ hotwheels, soccer balls and/or snack boxes. When this happens, personal belongings are dropped on site and occasionally go astray in the land of the lost never to be found again.
Learning the rules of the playground has been a massive undertaking and with the sole purpose of not losing a new toy and sippy cup per visit to the playroom in our building we have come to rely very heavily on labeling the kid’s belongings. Evan is obsessed with having his name put on every single one of his possessions and he has been known to even label his little brother, lest someone think Joshua is not Evan’s property.
We recently became introduced to Stuck On You, a cute company that makes the coolest personalized labels and accessories. If you check out their facebook page you will soon realize that we are not the only ones who think so since their fan base is huge and includes celebrity moms!
We received a very cool set of designer shaped name labels in the form of dinosaurs. I fell in love with their designs and really appreciated the fact that there is variety in the label pack! Once you pick a theme, you can actually get several different designs in different colors and not just the same label printed over and over again. My dinosaur obsessed three-year old quickly grabbed a sheet out of my hands and ran wild sticking the labels all over the place. I was horrified when I saw this, I thought there went a whole sheet of labels, but aha, I was actually able to rescue them and place them in a more permanent place than Joshua’s belly. I thought they wouldn’t stick any longer but they are still going strong. A second concern was the fact that Evan loves to drink very very cold water so when his previously labeled sippy cup started sweating I was very happy to see that the mammoth and stegosaurus (according to Evan’s paleontological research), were in fact still stuck on the cup. These are perfect for sippy cups and snack boxes that Evan takes to preschool and for the many toys that have to be taken to the playground and risk getting misplaced.
Joshua’s silicone place mat was not only cute and bright, it was extremely practical. The material is soft and flexible and it is washed and wiped seamlessly. I was happy that I didn’t have to wipe the table after he had his snacks and Josh loved the car design. He was so excited that he kept saying car, car, car! Josh cannot sit still for a minute so after a few attempts of getting him to join us at the table we decided to put him back in the high chair. I put on the place mat on the tray, and voila, no need to snap off the massive tray and clean it in our tiny sink. That made me a happy mom.
I surprised Evan one morning with his brand new personalized drink bottle. He now wants to use it every single time he gets a drink. The robots are adorable and Evan is slowly working on recognizing the letters in his name. The stainless steel bottle is very hygienic and it keeps his drinks cold for a while. I love the double lid, I think our diaper bag will be happy to stay dry for a change, it has been known to sustain sippy cup spills on a regular basis. The size is perfect for a day out and the design is so unique I’m sure the kids at Evan school won’t confuse them as theirs.
Joshua’s lunchbox was so cool that when he filled it with toys and took it to the playground he would not let go of it. The durable materials made it for a perfect playground companion despite the many falls and scratches against the floor and jungle jim. The space theme is perfect for my little space shuttle obsessed boy. The inside is covered in insulating and easy to clean materials and it is the perfect size for little hands. I can’t wait to send Joshua to school with his new lunchbox. We are going to attempt a trial for him in September and if he is deemed ready then Joshua will start school soon! I’m a very excited mom and even more so since they are school gear ready!
The Stuck on You website is very user-friendly. The coolest thing is that you can type in your kid’s name and see a sample of what the product will look like. Check out their value packs and the awesome gift ideas, I loved these wooden name puzzles. Stuck on You will ship anywhere in the world! I got these goodies here in Jakarta and just bought the cute monster labels for my littlest monster.