What You Should Know about Labeling Your Child’s School Uniforms

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It is time for children to go back to school. For the kids, it is a new school, new books, new teacher, and a new term. Parents have spent a lot of money buying school items for their kids. To prevent the loss of such items; there is a need to do some sort of labeling. Remember that your child is still learning what it takes to have responsibilities and the right way to do is to label.

Ways to Label School Uniforms

Iron On Labels

girls wearing uniformThe good thing about iron on name labels is that they come printed and can be glued to the clothes by applying heat. Although they can speed up the process of labeling, they can lose their stickiness because after reapplying them, there is a need to wash them. You need to check the way they are holding up after washing their uniform a couple of times.

Sew-In Labels

This is one of the long-lasting labeling techniques and it is time-consuming. To speed up the things, you can forget sewing the tag flat and try stitching the nametag hook instead.

Labeling Tips

Label Discreetly

You should note that children trust easily and can respond whenever their name is called. Thus, if the name of your child is labeled on the backpack with big letters, a stranger can call him or her and your child can follow the person. You should put the name in hidden places like inside the backpack or the neck collar of the sweater.

Consider Placement

high school drill teamThe place where you want to label the child’s item is quite important. For instance, detachable parts of clothing such as instruction labels can come off easily by themselves or even removed by someone. In this way, they erase the item’s identity. You should label the water bottle itself rather than the lid.

Be Creative

Rather than using names, you can use other creative ways of identifying your child’s items. Most parents like using symbols, initials, and color-coded labels. Ensure you inform the teacher or caregiver about the unique identifying mark.

Age-Appropriate

As a child grows, his or her level of responsibility improves. You can foster this skill and help them learn how to identify the labeling on the used items. If your child loses a sweater, he or she can tell the teacher about the mark it had.

Author: Raymond Bock