American Baby’s Baby Booty: Win Labels for Your Kid’s Stuff!

I’m pretty certain that, before I had kids, you could not have convinced me that high-quality labels were a life’s necessity. But now I am one of them, the parents who spend more than $20 on a pack of labels because I am tired of trying to write on backpacks with Sharpie, frustrated from trying to mark tiny socks with initials, and sick of my kids’ stuff (like umbrellas, which cost $10 each) getting thrown in the lost-and-found.

I started ordering from MabelsLabels.com and haven’t looked back. The stickers are created by moms who understand that they have to be impossibly good: survive laundry, dishwasher, and daily use, yet easily peel off. (For instance, just last week my daughter suddenly started using my son’s robot lunchbox with his blessing, so I had to get his label off and hers on. No prob.) The site offers specific labels for clothing, metal tags that are good to hang on backpacks, and labels to go inside shoes. I’m guessing half of your are nodding your heads, understanding the value of this, and the other half of you are saying, “How can a kid lose his shoes?” Eventually you’ll witness a party at a play gym or send your kid on a sleepover and find out.

My only issue with Mabel’s Labels was that the designs could be a little bit babyish. Cars and princesses are good for daycare and preschool, but kids get savvy fast these days (like…by first grade). Fortunately the site has just launched Tween Packs which, I’m happy to say, are age-appropriate for any kid. I recently got them for Grace and Joe. There’s a mix of little stickers and big, and a few pages of all different designs, 25 stickers for $21. They’re all pretty (the girl packs) or funky (the boy packs). 

The moms who run Mabel’s Labels are going to give five lucky commenters their own $21 Tween Pack, whichever design and name each winner wants. For your chance, leave a comment here, up to once a day, between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, September 5th. Maybe tell me the most frustrating thing your child has ever lost. We’ll pick five winners at random. Read the complete rules here. And Goody Luck—with this contest and with hanging onto your kid’s stuff!

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  1. by nopinkhere

    On August 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Lunch container lids. Just the lids!

  2. by Heather

    On August 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    My kids are usually good about not losing stuff but gloves seem to go missing most often in the winter!

  3. by Erin Bartschmid

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    My son looses his pacifier all the time. I can’t tell you how much money I’ve spent replacing them!

  4. by Melanie

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I have never used these, but they seem like a fantastic idea!

  5. by Tiffany Mackendrick

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    We are constantly losing his bottles.. or the teachers at school will put them in another kids bag. I SO need these labels! I am spending TOO much on bottles!

  6. by Keirsten Ramon

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    My Autistic son leaves everything from lunchboxes, backpacks, shoes, Nintendo DS, video games, basically EVERYTHING everywhere. I have to label everything. I never know until we’re leaving what he has decided MUST go with him that day. I keep Sharpies on my person or in a pinch have used my return address stickers to label his items and pen in his name and my phone number to ensure his items remain his or are returned. These labels would be a godsend.

  7. by Miranda H

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    This would be so helpful in our house of 3 boys. Plus our oldest son just started Kindergarten and has to have labels on his stuff in his backpack.

  8. by kelly w

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    When we named our son Lucian I never thought about the fact that I will never find anything in the store with his name on it. These would be a good way to let him have placemats, cups or anything else his cousins have personalized.

  9. by Jada

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    These are brilliant!!!! Would loveeee to win!!!! They would be so helpful:)

  10. by Brooke

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    These would be great! :)

  11. by Deb

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Love them! Have them for both kids PLUS a set with just our last name for taking things to potlucks, cupcakes to school, etc….

  12. by Courtney McKim

    On August 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Cute idea!

  13. by Donna Karanas

    On August 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I hate picking up my son from day care with other children’s sippy cups!

  14. by Amber

    On August 30, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Mittens.. All. The. Time. And always just one out of the pair! Ah!

  15. by Michelle

    On August 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Toys…..

  16. by Stephanie P.

    On August 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I love these! I have been looking for some labels!

  17. by Yesenia s

    On August 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    my son is always takin other kids sippy cups

  18. by Myly Lester-Roberson

    On August 31, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    My son loses just about everything and mix his things up with his cousin.

  19. by Heather

    On September 1, 2012 at 7:28 am

    My son always loses his pacifier. We are down to one now!

  20. by Bonnie

    On September 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    So far so good we haven’t lost anything important. Most frustrating is when they lose something like a fast food toy and it is SO the thing to have at that minute.

  21. by Sherri Kyle

    On September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    A label wouldn’t have helped my daughter. She forgot her favorite blanket at school and the school burned down that evening. It would help keep her extra shoes and clothes safer with a label though.

  22. by Aura

    On September 1, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    My kids are always leaving things in school and now with my baby starting school I’m afraid of how many things will be lost

  23. by Estrella Benavidez

    On September 2, 2012 at 12:21 am

    i love labels i am constantly sticking sticky notes on everything!!!!!!

  24. by Kara Metz

    On September 2, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I am obsessed with Labels! These look Great!

  25. by Emily Papa

    On September 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    My husband is a fan of the sharpie but it is ruining baby girl’s clothes! I was looking for an alternative to label them and here it is! I would love a chance at winning to try these out before I buy them for all my nieces too!

  26. by Ericka Faddis

    On September 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Now that I have two kids, and they have several cousins, labeling must begin!!

  27. by Heather

    On September 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I’ll tell you what I am constantly losing– my mind! :)

  28. by Julie

    On September 3, 2012 at 6:29 am

    My daughter is always losing her sunglasses!

  29. by Ericka Faddis

    On September 3, 2012 at 11:25 am

    where did her favorite toy go?!

  30. by Heather

    On September 3, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    my daughter is always losing her Playmobil pieces.

  31. by Aura

    On September 3, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    my can really use labels for my childrens clothing

  32. by Emily Papa

    On September 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I <3 Lucy (my daughter) and Lucy <3's labels! She likes to hide her things, sometimes under tables. Organization helps us play, winning these labels will make our day!!!

  33. by Julie

    On September 4, 2012 at 6:46 am

    My daughter could use these labels for clothing

  34. by Meg

    On September 4, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Mittens…those things always get lost!

  35. by israel y

    On September 4, 2012 at 11:07 am

    lost a limited edition sippy cup, my kid still mad

  36. by Jenna

    On September 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Her pillow pet at Disney. They made a point of finding us and sending it home. Still amazed and thankful.

  37. by Emily Papa

    On September 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    First day at day care today and I found out the both tops AND bottoms of the bottles need labeled! What another good reason to win a Tween Pack :)

  38. by Aura

    On September 4, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    my son manages to lose everything he lost his socks the first day of school last year although I’m not sure when or why he even took them off

  39. by jasmine

    On September 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

    What a great idea!! I need them for my daughter’s first school year!! Xoxo

  40. by Julie

    On September 5, 2012 at 6:13 am

    I could use these for back to school!

  41. by Landa Clouatre

    On September 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

    She loses her bottles and pacifiers.

  42. by israel y

    On September 5, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    lost a pair of shorts once they i liked of my kid;s

  43. by Sam

    On September 5, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Losing bottle lids is going to be the death of me!!!

  44. by Laura G.

    On September 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Oh goodness, I need some of these labels so bad! I printed my own labels for my daughter’s lunch containers, and of course, the ink washed off in the dishwasher. So now I just rewrite her name with a Sharpie each time. SO tacky. ;-) I hope I win!!

  45. by Emily Papa

    On September 5, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    3 baby girls in the family and we all share clothes! Would love to label them all so they get back to the original baby! Would save some arguments with my sisters over what belongs to who! :p

  46. by Violet Ramirez

    On September 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

    My son is always losing his sweaters so I decided to get them at the second hand store from now on and keep his good one when we went somewhere special but I would really love to win for my daughter…she’s going to have my first grandchild (Stella) and she would really love them and could really use them…you know, first time mommy :)

  47. by Kourtney Eidam

    On September 6, 2012 at 8:36 am

    This contest is now closed. Thanks for playing!