Back to school // Personalised name stamp

August 1, 2019

This is a partnership post with StuckOnYou

Just like that, another school year is over and whilst the children are looking forward to the long summer days ahead of them. I have to admit that as a parent I am thinking about all the things I need to have ready for September. Making lists of school uniform that needs to be purchased. Along with all the accessories the children require such as lunch boxes, water bottles and backpacks.

This September sees me having a child in preschool, primary school and high school (poor planning on my behalf). So I feel as though I need to be more organised than ever. Thankfully due to some wonderful offers on school uniform earlier in the month I have managed to purchase the bulk of the everyday items. Shirts, polo shirts, skirts and trousers all ready for September (as long as the children don’t suddenly grow six inches over the summer!).

Back to school – label everything!

With the majority of the children’s school uniform sitting here ready for September, I have been getting myself organised and ensuring that it is labelled before it is hung up in their wardrobes. Over the years I have used various methods to label the children’s clothing. Personally, I have found that a clothing name stamp is the best method. Not only in terms of the time taken to complete but also for the longevity of name impression on garments.

What’s included in the clothing name stamp pack?

  • Clear name stamp – Max print space is 3.5cm W x 1.3cm D depending on icon and length of the name
  • Black ink stamp – Pad size 9.5cm W x 7cm D. Waterproof ink that dries instantly and is long-lasting
  • 12x Iron-on labels – Perfect for labelling darker garments. These are washing machine and tumble dryer safe
  • Grey felt storage bag – This can be personalised too so you are able to find the name you require easily

The clothing name stamp pack comes as a complete labelling package, enabling you to utilise the different accessories as needed. Quick and easy to use, it can be done as a bulk get ready for a new school year task or ad-hoc as the children require new items throughout the year or even heading off on trips/camps.

How to personalise the clothing name stamp pack

When it comes to ordering your clothing name stamp it is so easy to do and I love that you are able to personalise it to your own tastes or that of your child.

  • Name – This can be added over one or two lines with a maximum of 15 characters on each line
    • Font – 8 different font styles available
    • Icon – 16 different icons available, including the option not to have an icon included
  • Felt Cover – You can choose to have the felt cover personalised too, this helps if you are purchasing more than one stamp so that you are able to find the name you require without having to open up each pouch

As we have a fairly unusual surname I am able to get away with just adding our family name on our clothing name stamp. I selected the Notch font with the addition of the funky star icon as this will appeal to all three of my children.

Once it arrived and I’d unpacked the set I was impressed with the quality of the different items included. I didn’t realise at first that the iron-on name labels were included within the pack so this was a welcomed surprise and are great for labelling school jumpers and darker garments.

The name stamp is a good size and easy to hold, with the addition of a ‘this way up’ label on the top assisting you to label the right way up – I’m sure I’m not the only one who has labelled upside down before. Complete with the large black ink pad which offers waterproof ink, drying instantly and providing a long-lasting naming solution.

Labelling top tips

When it comes to labelling uniforms it can be seen as quite a task and is often put off to the last minute or not at all. However, using a system like the clothing name stamp it can be completed in seconds. On lighter coloured garments the stamp can be applied directly. This will dry instantly and offer a waterproof naming solution. Whilst darker garments will need the addition of an iron-on name label first, which once cooled from being applied it can be stamped with the clothing name stamp.

Label everything – Let’s start with the obvious tip of labelling everything. From uniforms, shoes, bags, lunch bags and water bottles. Whatever your child takes to school needs to be labelled. Not only for the hope that lost items will be found, but so that your child is able to easily identify their own things. In a classroom of 30 children, they are likely to have another child with a similar coat, bag etc. And, of course, all their uniforms look the same!

Don’t add name labels to the washing labels within clothes – Not only does this block the sizing and washing instructions but is sadly all too easy to remove should your darling child misplace their school jumper etc. Whilst schools will tell you if things are labelled they will make their way back to you. It is, sadly, not always the case.

Label where your child can find it – The temptation is to label at the back of a pair of trousers. However, if you ask a child whether they have the right trousers on after sports etc. They will have to remove them to double-check, however, if you label at the front, on the white of the pocket they are able to peek in and see if their name is there. The same goes for polo shirts, add their name on the hem of the shirt inside the front.

Label again – Although it is important to have the item labelled in a place your child can find easily. It can be easier for parents and teachers to have things labelled in the collar etc. add an additional name stamp here too.

Where you can order the personalised name stamp pack

The clothing name stamp pack is available from StuckOnYou. With the ability to personalise the text and icon as desired it makes a great addition to any home. Whether you are labelling school clothing, after school activities items or just trying to remember which item of clothing belongs to which child!

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63 Comments

  • iain maciver August 1, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    be organised early

  • Peter Watson August 1, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    My granddaughter is worried about missing her friends so reassurance is needed that she won’t lose them and will make new friends.

  • S. Otoole August 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Lots of reassurance to go back after the holidays especially when they are five, my granddaughter is worried what the new teacher is going to be like.

  • Solange August 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Establish a morning routine, set goals and organise your planner.

  • Rebecca Nisbet August 1, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    get them in to a routine the last week of the holidays so normal bedtimes and normal wake up times

  • Sean Eccles August 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Buy uniform in the sales when they go back to schedule in the next two sizes up keep u going in the year

  • fiona waterworth August 1, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Buy new school clothes as soon as you can, especially if its from a single supplier. We had horrendous problems last year and some children had no uniform to start a new school in

  • Sally Collingwood August 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Buy uniform in the sales

  • Julia Kerr August 1, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Baskets by the door for each child that their shoes, pe type kits and book bags go in as they walk through the door so there is no last minute panic in the morning

  • Ursula Hunt August 2, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Mine is buy things all year through for the big return to school requirements this way you don’t take a big financial hit in the already expensive school holidays

  • Sandra Fortune August 2, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Organise everything early labelling etc. Our grandson is moving from the baby class to
    Year 1 so needs lots of reassurance that he’ll be fine with a new teacher I do think he’ll miss the first one though he does have his little friends with him

  • Stuart Hargreaves August 2, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Make sure you know the parents of other children in your child’s class

  • Elizabeth Hunter August 2, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    You really do have to label everything. Such a neat looking bit of kit!

  • Rachel Butterworth August 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Start buying everything at the start of and throughout the six week holidays and keep it all together in a storage box.

  • Claire Nutman August 2, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I buy uniform well in advance as buying just before term starts can be a nightmare………

  • Amanda Deacon August 3, 2019 at 4:59 am

    Get organised, I bought a white board planner from wilko (£5) Its brilliant. No more forgotten wellies and appointments. Also check if your school has any apps. Ours has a calendar app that tells you every activity for the whole school year!

  • Samantha Mytton August 3, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Buy trousers/skirts asap from supermarkets and the uniform supplier so that you are not left hunting for the right size. I also buy the next size up as well for trousers in case my son has a growth spurt mid school year and then it is really hard to get hold of these items in my experience with a small selection available. Label the inside of shoes as several times last year my son came home in another boy’s shoes.

    Check bags and lunchboxes for wear and tear, see if they can last another term – not everything has to be new. Although again, these are easier to purchase at this time of year when I’m doing my supermarket shop and they are having the big back to school push on the leading aisle.

  • Kirsty Taylor August 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Iron every bit of uniform you can in advance – including their PE kit, and make sure you iron everything newly washed every weekedn for the next week so you’re not rushing around during the week.

  • Susie Wilkinson August 3, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Don’t leave it all to the last minute, space it out and it won’t be such an ordeal!

  • kris mc August 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Be organised

  • Natalie Burgess August 4, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    To make a to do list of back to school stuff

  • Margaret Gallagher August 5, 2019 at 12:42 am

    Don’t leave it all to the last minute – – it will be a nightmare

  • Catherine S August 5, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Get back into a normal term time routine the last week of the holidays and make sure everything is organised in advance

  • Nicola Farrel August 5, 2019 at 10:17 am

    My little girl is in nursery and I definitely find it easier if I have everything organised the night before.

  • Jodie Green August 5, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Labels!! Get everything bought and organised in advance

  • Jo Richards August 6, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    My best tip is to buy everything as early as possible so theres no stress or things selling out.

  • Katie Skeoch August 7, 2019 at 5:53 am

    I dont know, i suppose just be as organised as early as possible. Avoid the queues!

  • Deborah Dale August 7, 2019 at 11:02 am

    Besides the fact I have a granddaughter about to start nursery, I also work in a care home where all the clothing needs to be named, would love to give this a try to see if it’s a prospect for my residents

  • ADEINNE TONNER August 7, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    My tip is to plan and buy everything the child needs before they are about to start school so you can enjoy spending time together as a family instead of worrying and rushing around at the last minute buying school stuff.

  • Rich Tyler August 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Get bits in early, no rush, no stressing

  • Emma Walters August 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    ive set up a fb page for the new school year as my son starts high school so parents can help each other out

  • Laura Pritchard August 9, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Buy a size too big so it all lasts two years!

  • janine atkin August 10, 2019 at 9:18 am

    prepare early with shoes and uniform etc. go with the flow

  • Rachael Sexey August 10, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    I get everything organised and everything out ready the night before

  • Kate Sharman August 10, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Spend time to talk to the kids about feelings and nice play

  • shezzybezzy74 August 12, 2019 at 12:45 am

    Get them in the sales ready for new term

  • Ruth Harwood August 13, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Don’t stress it if you’re last minute, there’s nothing good about worrying, and your kids pick up on it x

  • Kim Neville August 14, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Get any new clothes at the start of the summer holidays and label so not rushing near school time

  • Jo m welsh August 15, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Label things as you get them so it’s not all last minute.

  • Anthea Holloway August 15, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Stay calm and make lists and start early.

  • Mandy Doherty August 16, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Being organised and not getting stressed

  • Jo W August 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Remember when the 1st day back is

  • Charlotte G August 16, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Have everything organized so its not chaos the first day back

  • Sallyanne Rose August 16, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Get organised, I bought a white board planner, 🙂 Its brilliant. No more forgotten PE kits or appointments. Also check if your school has any apps

  • Rebecca Whatmore August 17, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Keep to a routine morning and evening bed time!

  • lynn neal August 17, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Make a list of everything that is needed and start the shopping early!

  • Troy Easton August 17, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Get everything need before summer is over so it not to much pressure then like uniforms, pens, labels for clothes etc

  • Tricia Cowell August 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Be organised and label everything

  • catherine bullas August 17, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Start the morning routine of getting up early a couple of days before going back and make sure you’re organised,

  • Geri Gregg August 18, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Have everything prepared and organized early to avoid being stressed and worried

  • Lesley Cohen Wright August 18, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Have everything sorted and ready the night before

  • Pauline Black August 18, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Try and get back into the morning routine a week or so before they go back. Don’t leave buying uniform until the last minute. You aren’t guaranteed to get the sizes you need.

  • Carol Boffey August 18, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    get stuff early

  • Sarah A August 18, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    We’re not quite there yet, a year to go for us but I def want to get things labeled up for nursery, that seems a key thing so far!

  • Sue Carter August 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Make sure they try everything on a couple of weeks before they go back. Saves last minute panic when you realise they’ve outgrown something over the summer.

  • emma kinsey August 18, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    write lists of what you need and dont panic

  • Rachel B August 18, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Definitely be prepared and make lists!

  • Simone Kilshaw August 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I find panicking very useful. I panic the first week get a few things together, calm down, wait til half way through and panic again and so forth and so forth. Until the weekend before when there is an emergency shopping spree usually spurred on by some more panic. Not a great tip but fills me with adrenaline to get the job eventually done…of sorts anyway….

  • natalie s August 18, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Plan carefully over the summer holidays to get organised for back to school!

  • Carly Belsey August 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Dont leave buying unform until the last minute as I have done before and it had sold out!

  • Adrian Bold August 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Make lots of to do and to buy lists and use them!

  • Gill Mitchell August 18, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Keep them reading over the holidays so that it’s less of a challenge when they go back.

  • Kate Davies August 18, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Get them back into the routine a week before their back so it’s not such a shock to the system, me included 🙂

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