Prev Next

The Best Children’s Clothing Labels: Good For Stuff, Bad For People.

By Melissa Summers

I’ve got this letter in my imagination.

Dear Melissa Summers,

I have amazing news for you. You have won a summer worth of sleep away camp for both your children, all free of charge because this is your imagination. Now, how will you label their belongings so they come home with what they take with them?

Fondly, Your Wildest Dreams

You can imagine how excited I was to get this letter in my imagination. I could use some good news right about now, and imaginary news works in a pinch. So let’s look at some label options for all the things your kids may take from your house to sleep away camp, day camp or if you’re one of those people, the lucky ones with year round school, for school.
mabel.jpgI hear nothing but raves about the high quality and durable labels from Mabel’s Labels. (Update from Isabel: I have used their labels for many years and I LOVE IT.) Their clothing labels come in different forms like stick on or iron on. Use them to track your child’s clothes, bags, shoes, toothbrushes and even their underwear. Because there’s something entirely unpleasant about grabbing someone else’s underwear accidentally. Overwhelmed by the choices, grab a combo pack.

Stuck On You is another company looking to help your child keep their stuff. I like the iron on transfer labels, they work like regular iron-on transfer paper and leave your kids clothes permanently imprinted with their name without an “itchy” tag left behind. They also offer iron or sew-on rectangular or circle labels. The only thing they don’t offer is a way for me to link to individual pages on their site.

Labels For Kids is another site from the UK meant to help you keep your kid’s stuff in the right hands. They offer similar products like vinyl stick on tags and iron on fabric labels along with bag tags. Labels For Kids lets you customize your tags with an icon and different fonts.

Doing this research has brought out my inner neat freak and I’m having a hard time not buying the all the household labels. I mean, maybe while my kids are at Imaginary Free Camp, I can fill my days with organizing and labeling. In my imagination.

Melissa Summers
About the Author

Melissa Summers

Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.


Melissa Summers was a regular contributor writing Melissa’s Buzz Off.

icon icon
chat bubble icon


  • Lee

    Thanks for the terrific Mabel’s Labels plug Melissa! I’m a direct sales agent for Mabel’s Labels and LOVE that moms love the product so much!
    And while you’re kids are at Imaginary Free Camp, maybe you’ll imagine that they’ll be writing home too!

  • Amy

    I was just going to post the same thing on my blog and came across yours. Looks like Mabel’s Labels are popular and worth the $$! Thanks for the information!

  • Sherri

    the Mabel’s Labels are great. The only issue I had was the shoe labels wore out quicker then expected.

  • ellen

    You should check out Oliver’s Labels. They’re shoe labels never wear out. And, they’re soooo cute.