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Non-irritating nametapes

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EineKleine Thu 23-Feb-17 23:28:33

I thought DS was on the unreactive side to pain but today he told me labels "actually really hurt sometimes".

His nametapes are all cheap sew-in ones which are quite scratchy, but because he's never complained I've kept using them. What's the best alternative? I'd rather not rely on just laundry pen if I can help it.

Also do your sensitive children tolerate labels on jumpers ok, where there's another layer underneath? Thanks.

EineKleine Thu 23-Feb-17 23:39:47

i know it probably sounds like he's got me wrapped round his little finger, but it takes us years to figure out what the problem is sometimes because he often can't explain it, so I am jumping on any clue he gives.

BackforGood Thu 23-Feb-17 23:50:29

I don't know of any specifically no scratchy ones, but would it work if you put them on a part of the jumper / coat etc that doesn't touch the skin - so maybe the bit where the washing label often is, on the seam on the bottom of the jumper, or even on the thick (sometimes ribbed) bit at the bottom of the jumper rather than the neck ?

Obviously this will depend on his sensitivity levels, and won't work for vests- but you don't take them off so often smile

PolterGoose Fri 24-Feb-17 07:18:25

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tartanterror Fri 24-Feb-17 09:31:27

Stamptastic? Easier than a laundry pen. Lasts for ages. Just use surname and use for all family labelling? There are discount codes around

AntiQuitted Fri 24-Feb-17 11:08:20

Once the iron on ones have been washed they're pretty soft. Though as I've already had to buy new uniform I've just gone back to writing on the side tags.

AntiQuitted Fri 24-Feb-17 11:11:00

Oh and with regards to pain, ds (ASD), is hugely undersensitive to big things, like gashes on the knee or chicken pox, but sensitive to tiny things, like his new trousers are a bit thicker at the front as they have a clip and that hurts.

EineKleine Fri 24-Feb-17 13:53:05

Thank you everyone, lots of ideas. I will get him to point out the sore ones and deal with them.

AntiQuitted poor boy, that must make everything so difficult. Thank you for the reassurance that I may not be going round the twist.

Ineedmorepatience Fri 24-Feb-17 23:10:05

If you have loads of sew on ones you want to use just get creative about where you sew them. I have sewn them in the V of a vneck jumper, in the hem of a skirt, under the button flap between the 2 flaps of a polo top. Saves wasting them and so long as your child knows where they are they can check they are putting the right clothes on after Pe etc.

Allthewaves Sat 25-Feb-17 14:00:12

Sharpie on inside for us.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Sat 25-Feb-17 14:03:11

Stamptastic is great for pale things or labels but no good on dark backgrounds. We use stick on labels and iron on white transfers from Easy2Name for dark items.

zzzzz Sun 26-Feb-17 17:15:21

Get a print a t-shirt kit. Produce a page of names written lots of times (Nb you need to flip it so it prints mirror) then snip them up and iron wink

Sharpie is more than adequate though because I lose the tshirt printy paper EVERY sept

EineKleine Mon 27-Feb-17 23:52:11

Thank yo. Love the t shirt printing idea.

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