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!