My Name Tags – Review

As a teacher I know how incredibly frustrating it is when the children in your class haven’t got their names in their clothes.  When you have a pile of unnamed jumpers and kids are saying “Mines a 26” (which pretty much all of them are seeing as how they’re all about the same age / size) or when they start sniffing them going “Nope that one’s not mine” . . . Really.  Please just name your child’s property – even if you just do it with a biro.  It will make everyone’s life much easier and you’re far less likely to have to replace things as the year wears on.

Anyway when Ben was first at Nursery, in an attempt to avoid sewing labels onto everything, I bought a load of iron on labels.  They were rubbish and fell off.  I quickly invested in some rather expensive but very effective name tags which were basically punched into the clothing in the way that security tags are – they’ve been fabulous, they’ve never once fallen off and they are reusable (though only if you buy new backs) however they are really very expensive and now that I’m trying to name three lots of property I could do with finding a cheaper but equally effective option . . .

These clever stick on name tags from My NameTags are literally genius.  They will stick to pretty much anything – and are dishwasher and washing machine safe.  As you can see we’ve tried them out on a range of different bits and bobs and as yet not one is showing any signs or wear or fade.  (Of course this may be different in term’s time and if that’s the case I shall update you but for now I’m really impressed!)

My Name Tags
My Name Tags on school t shirt
My Name Tags on snack pot
My Name Tags on umberella
My Name Tags on school book bag

What we love about My Nametags: 

* They’re bright and colourful – meaning that even if your child can’t read their own name yet they should be able to identify their own stickers

* The order process is easy with a whole range of fonts, backgrounds, colours and motifs to choose from

* The stick on – no ironing, no sewing, no fussy gadgets for attaching.  Just stick and go.

* They’re dishwasher and washing machine safe – I was sure they’d just fall off but so far so good.

* They’re really great value at just £11.95 a sheet

What we’re not so keen on: 

* Nothing, I’m really impressed with them!

*Disclaimer – We were sent My Name Tags labels free of charge for the purposes of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*


  1. Hannah - Budding Smiles
    May 5, 2015 / 7:50 am

    These look great! Toby's about to start nursery so I'll be needing to invest in some labels xx

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      Definitely bear these in mind – they're the best I've come across x

  2. May 5, 2015 / 7:03 am

    Perfect for school and any clubs where they are prone to leave things behind. I love how colourful they are.

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:03 pm

      It just makes them so instantly recognisable doesn't it x

  3. May 5, 2015 / 7:07 am

    I love the writing style on them!! I have sticker labels for Gracie, definitely a good buy #triedtested

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:03 pm

      There's a huge range of fonts to choose from!

  4. May 5, 2015 / 7:25 am

    Is it bad that I want some of these for myself, not just for my daughter?!!! #triedtested

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      They're ace aren't they?! I think I need my own too 😉

  5. Pippa Ainsworth
    May 5, 2015 / 8:46 am

    We've had these and they are so easy and convenient to use. Great for those mornings when you realise you haven't labelled a new piece of kit!

  6. May 5, 2015 / 8:04 am

    Oh I love these, think I will get some for nursery!!! #TriedTested xx

  7. May 5, 2015 / 8:10 am

    That is such a good idea! I have to label some of my daughter's belongings for nursery (coats etc, I can't quite stretch to every outfit) but she occasionally takes soft toys in etc and after a heart-stopping moment where I thought we'd lost her favourite monkey, I think I need a nametag on him too. Love that they're so colourful as well. #triedtested

  8. May 5, 2015 / 8:29 am

    The bright colours and the font on these labels are so appealing. I often go for the quick option of using a laundry pen but proper name labels do look nicer and are easier for a child to recognise.


  9. May 5, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Well done on finding something that stays on. Mine always fall off. And I haven't heard of the "punch on" ones you mentioned. Have you posted a review of those? #triedtested

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      No but I will tweet you a link – I do keep meaning to write about them!

  10. Gretta {Mumma Plus Three}
    May 5, 2015 / 9:56 am

    Wow Colette, they sound great! My kids are not at school yet but I can totally relate about the no name tags thing, I am…was a teacher and far out I wasted some time sorting out whose jumper was whose!!!

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      It's so frustrating isn't it!

  11. May 5, 2015 / 9:27 am

    These are fab! I'm definitely going to get some, sick of clothes going missing at nursery!! x #TriedTested

  12. May 5, 2015 / 9:32 am

    They are a great idea, I must admit I just write Joe's name on the label!


  13. May 5, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Oh yes we use stick on name tags, too, so much easier than sewing or ironing! x

  14. May 5, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Oh, I'm one of those parents to don't label anything, sorry! I know I should, maybe I should stock up on these stickers!

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      Do! You will save your child lots of time looking for lost clothes ; )

  15. May 5, 2015 / 10:06 am

    They look perfect and a really good price for them too. I am always on the look out for good name tags

  16. May 5, 2015 / 11:16 am

    Perfect for school uniform and bags! I think I really need to buy some of these.

  17. Mummy Melton
    May 5, 2015 / 11:31 am

    We reviewed these too, I loved them, they are great for Mini M's nursery clothes #triedtested

  18. May 5, 2015 / 10:52 am

    These sound and look fantastic! So bright and cheerful x

  19. May 5, 2015 / 1:24 pm

    These look great. I use the iron on write your own things for Gwenn's one day at nursery at the moment but next year when she's at nursery more often I think I need to upgrade to something like this. x


    • May 5, 2015 / 8:06 pm

      Definitely – so much quicker!

  20. May 5, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    Great idea, much less faff than the traditional ones x

  21. May 5, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    These are fab, love how you can use them on lots of things & not just the clothing labels #TriedTested

  22. May 5, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    oh.. thank you! I bought the cheapest option this year and I'm regretting it! I should have gone with something that was #TriedTested!

    • May 5, 2015 / 8:07 pm

      From experience I would say it's not worth saving money on something like this – buy cheap, buy twice as they say x

  23. May 5, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    They are certainly bright and vibrant aren't they, you wouldn't miss them. I have tried a variety of different name labels through Miss A's nursery and school life.

  24. May 5, 2015 / 3:58 pm

    These look really good – not come across them before #TriedTested

  25. Sharon Powell
    May 5, 2015 / 6:45 pm

    These look great, so handy to have around the house. They would be great for school/nursery x

  26. May 5, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    These look great. I am really useless at naming the boys stuff I really should get some

  27. May 5, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I don't name any of N's day nursery jumpers but he's one of only a handful with the same size, the other nursery has about 3 names scrubbed over and written on the label thanks to being handed down. For school in Sept I definitely need to get organised though. Definitely the hardcode stickers are the quickest way to go (although I love the idea of having old fashioned Cash's stitch on labels.

  28. May 6, 2015 / 3:43 am

    Those look great, we always name our daughters, but have lost so many jumpers still (she loses everything).

  29. May 6, 2015 / 8:55 am

    These are so fab and funky! Nicer than plain labels x

  30. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    May 6, 2015 / 10:06 am

    Oh wow these looks amazing, definitely great for people who can't sew like me!

  31. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    May 11, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    i have name tags prepared for L (few years in advance) and its such a great idea

  32. May 20, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    We loved these too! I'll be getting some more ready for September x

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