What are My Nametags?
Iron-on & stick-on labels for clothing, stationery, fabric, shoes, plastic and pretty much anything you can think of, used by parents of forgetful children everywhere.
- A range of designs
- Easy online ordering
- Easy to Apply
- Durable & long-lasting
- Dishwasher/microwave/steriliser safe
- Quick delivery
Did they deliver on their promises?
- A range of designs – There’s no shortage of designs. From footballs to flowers, teddies to tractors, there’s a design for everyone. With over 200 colourful icons, an additonal 200 backgrounds and a range of fonts, my kids had lots of fun designing their labels. Some branded labels are also on offer, including Mr. Men and Hello Kitty.
- Easy online ordering – Absolutely foolproof. A step-by-step process lets you design and view your finished labels before buying.
- Easy to Apply – There are two options; stick-on and iron-on. Both very quick and easy to apply. The sticker is obviously the easier of the two.
- Durable & long-lasting – Since I’m new to the product, I got in touch with some friends who’ve been using My Nametags for years to see if they’re as good as they sound. Turns out they are. Two friends have been using them on their babies’ bottles, containers and clothing for creche for two and three years respectively. Yes, that’s the same stickers. For three years. And they’re still intact and haven’t faded. Both labels come with a ten year guarantee so I wasn’t surprised.
- Waterproof – Washing machines and dishwashers have had no impact on the labels I’ve used or on the labels of other mums I consulted for the purpose of the review.
- Dishwasher/microwave/steriliser safe. Yes, yes and yes.
- Quick delivery – The website says you’ll have your stickers within ten days. I had two separate orders and both were delivered within three days.
- I really like the product. I like anything that will save me hassle and time and I’m generally happy to throw cash at a problem as long as I feel it represents value for money.
- Pricing starts at €16.95 including p&p. Coloured and branded labels are more expensive than black and white ones and while they’re very sweet and I think that 180 stickers for €18.95 represents much better value for money. They’re not cheap and you might argue that this is a corner to be cut at an already expensive time of year and that’s understandable. While you can’t split packets to include more than one name, you could instead just use the family surname and get one family set.
- Perfect for:
- creches/childcare – bottles, sippy-cups, food containers, creams & lotions, medicine, clothing, shoes, wellies, outerwear.
- schools & camps – lunchboxes, pencil cases, pencils and crayons, drinks bottles, uniforms, outerwear, PE gear, hats, etc.
- special teddies and blankets that leave the house – we’ve all lost something irreplaceable and dealt with the fallout.
- Wasted on books and folders: Personally I’d use regular stickers on books and folders. I’ve done so on the past and while they may tear and rip, they’re easily and cheaply replaced. I’d save these gems for things that get more wear and tear, things that regular paper stickers won’t adhere to and things that get washed.
- Include your phone-number on all of the stickers so that your child will always have it on their person.
- I’d personally choose the stickers over the iron-ons. While the iron-ons are specifically designed for clothing, the stickers will last just as well if applied to the care labels. And let’s face it, who wants to take out the iron unnecessarily? In fact, who wants to take it out at all!
- I have it on good authority that long-suffering primary teachers love this product and I totally get it. These are people who are dealing with an average of 30 coats, 60 gloves and 360 colouring pencils on any given day.
Do you really need My Nametags?
At the end of the day, you can, of COURSE, use a marker. I bought a Sharpie specifically for clothing and I’ve used it on my eldest’s uniform and soccer gear. It’s fine. It works. It does fade and bleed after a few washes, however, and I’ve had to redo it a number of times. But that’s OK too. You may not NEED these labels. There are are other, cheaper solutions. But man are they handy! You’ll WANT them! I want them. I can safely say that I’ll be buying more when my current supply is depleted. And 180 labels will probably see me through my kids’ primary schooling!
* Shoe (feature) image and & Hello Kitty image credit to mynametags.ie