How To Label Little Pieces of Baby and Kid's ClothingWe all know how important it is to label our kids’ clothing because there is nothing more frustrating than buying your child a new jacket or cardigan, only to have it go missing after a day at the playground or child care.

When it comes to little clothes though, labels are tiny.  Some are not even large enough for initials.

Tips on how can you label little pieces of clothing effectively.

1. Sharpie – Laundry Markers

Using a permanent pen or Sharpie, is probably the most preferred option among busy parents when it comes to playing a child’s name on clothes.  These pens make marking quick and easy and they label clothing permanently without bleeding or feathering. 

The only downside with this option is because it is permanent, it can be a problem if you’re trying to resell the item or hand it down to another child or friend.

2. Laundry Stamp

Another option, similar to the laundry marker, is the laundry stamp. You can get these personalized with your child’s name making labelling even faster.

3. Iron-On Labels

This can be one of the most fun clothing labeling options for kids, and you can create adorable, customized labels that make a creative addition to clothes, rather than an unsightly annoyance.

The benefit of this option is that some iron-on labels can be removed, making them great for hand-me-downs, and better still, you can iron a new label right on top.

The fact that these labels can be removed can be a concern for the long-term though as they can eventually come off in the laundry.

4. No Iron Labels

If ironing is not your thing, take a look at no iron labels. As the product states, there is no iron needed and these waterproof labels are safe for the washing machine and dryer.

All you need to do is write name on label with a regular ballpoint pen or a fine-tipped permanent marker (wait 24 hours before laundering) and then peel and stick to the clothing label or care tag. Simple.

5. Sew On Labels

If you are handy with a needle and thread, sew in labels are a great option.  They would have to be the most time-consuming option though.


What is your preference?  How do you label your kid’s clothes? 


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