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Name labels for school by StickerKid… thumb up!

Aug 21, 2017

NB. This is a sponsored post. StickerKid was so kind to send me some of their products to try and, as I liked them, I decided to share them with you. I haven’t tried other brands, because when I find a product that works and meets my expectations, I usually like to stick with it.

I know, I said I was coming back in September, but I think this post might come in handy before our kids go back to nursery/school, so here I am to tell you about a product I’ve been using throughout the summer.

A few weeks before the summer camp, I got an email from the principal: “All the garments must be labeled with the kid’s name.” Ouch! It opened a whole new world in front of my eyes of first-time mum: clothe labels for nursery!

StickerKid came to the rescue with a selection of iron-on name labels for clothes. Oliver and I made the order together and he himself chose the pictures he wanted. Animals are super big at the moment, so we chose lions for Oliver’s iron-on stickers for clothes, tigers for Oliver’s round stickers (I picked these round stickers and we’re using them for anything, toys, backpack, water bottles, books…), and “Maya the bee” for Emily’s round stickers, but there are plenty of logos and characters to choose from.

I have to admit it, I was a bit skeptical: a sticker that resists the washer and the dryer? But StickerKid proved me wrong: these iron-on labels for clothes are super resistant, easy to apply by following the instructions (iron on 160°C, baking paper in between, hold down for 20 seconds, and do not wash for 48 hours), whigh makes them ideal for nursery or any situation where clothes have to be machine washed almost daily. It’s definitely better to apply them on a smooth part of the garment, but they work also on the elastic part on the belt (yes, I did my testing!).

In my order, I also included these “ironless” labels (“no-iron” was the magic word ;-), but they’re definitely less resistant to the washing machine and the dryer, which makes them better for garments that don’t need to be machine washed often, like swimsuits, hats — I even used them for Oliver’s nursery slippers, before I noticed that Stickerkid sells special shoe labels.

And for the beach, a day at the mall and our trip to Finland (you can follow our adventures on Instagram), I also ordered these safety wristbands that are practical and don’t seem to bother Oliver (who was, indeed, super excited to wear them because they have the image of a bike on them… vehicles are our other great passion at the moment!).

Special discount for La Tela parents

StickerKid was also so kind to send me a 10% discount code for La Tela parents! It’s very easy to use: just choose your products, add them to your basket, proceed to check-out and at the end activate the code LATELADICARLOTTA by entering it in the Coupon form. Easy peasy!

Happy labelling to us, and happy return to school to our little ones!

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I write mainly about Montessori, parenthood, and multilingualism. Here are some recent posts.

Montessori
One day a few years ago my husband came home and said, "Why don't we put a mattress on the floor in the baby room? It'd be much more natural". "Never" was my reply. That's how our Montessori journey started. Since then we've been living, breathing and applying the philosophy at home day in and day out, starting from ourselves. Because educating children starts from the parents.
An example of how I practice empathy with my kids
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Montessori New Year's tradition
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Audiobooks of real-life stories for kids
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Terrible twos
The organs of the body: workshop for kids
Kids understand if you give them honesty
Living sustainably
Living sustainably for me doesn’t only mean to have a more eco-friendly lifestyle. It means to make decisions that are sustainable for our planet, the people on it, but also for our life, our lifestyle, and our happiness. It means to take any daily chance to evolve and be happier, healthier, kinder, more responsible and more caring human beings—the only sustainable way for a meaningful future.
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Travel

We sold everything to travel the world for two years. We're currently in New Zealand.

Books

In 2020 I wrote 4 books for the Italian collection “Gioca and Impara con il metodo Montessori” curated by Grazia Honegger Fresco. The collection is a project by Il Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport.

We also implemented the workshops of the last 15 volumes of the collection with Oliver and Emily.

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Why La Tela di Carlotta?
I dreamed of the name La Tela di Carlotta. One morning I woke up and in my dreams I had created a blog named just like the American novel (Charlotte's Web). Many years and endless ups and downs later, this web of thoughts and stories is my work. It took me a long time to understand what kind of online presence I wanted and today I know: I'm transparent, I show real life, I don't advertise, I only recommend sustainable brands (and not only because they pay me) and I believe in the value of my blog and my courses—because if we don't believe in the value of our work, no one will believe in it for us.
Carlotta
Carlotta dreaming of La Tela
I know! I don't want it to be over yet either.