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How We Used Mabels Labels To Keep Our Kids Safe {Giveaway}


Mabel's Labels - Labels for the stuff kids lose!

I purchased a set of Mabel’s Labels a few months ago. I had heard great buzz about the company on Twitter so I decided to give them a shot. I decided to go with the Bag Tags. I knew I could put these on our children’s backpacks, my diaper bag and other personal items.

 

 

This weekend we were offered complimentary tickets to attend Sesame Place’s Opening Day.  If you’ve never heard of Sesame Place – Imagine a mini Disney for Sesame Street.  We were so excited to have an opportunity to go.  I knew I wanted to find a way to keep our kids safe since I knew opening day would be a very busy day with a lot of people around.

Then I had a brilliant idea!  I grabbed two of the Mabel’s Labels tags and hooked them on the belt loop of our kid’s pants, then tucked the tag in their pocket.

I explained to Claire that if she can’t find mommy or daddy she should show another mom the tag.  We even did a little practice run.

I told her to pretend she was lost.  Then I asked her, “Hi there, what’s your name? Where’s your mommy?” She immediately grabbed her tag and showed me it.  I even practiced with our 2 year old and asked him what his name was and showed him to pull out his tag and show it to me.

The tag has our family name and our phone number on the front. I took a small white label and wrote our cell # on the label and stuck it on the back ( since we would only have our cell phone with us).

During our trip  I was waiting in line for a ride with both kids, when the line moved forward. Claire was busy talking to another little girl and forgot to move up.  I looked back at her and watched.  She looked around, not seeing me she grabbed her tag and showed it to the first mommy she saw. {Please know that she was only a few feet from me and I did not intentionally leave her back in the line} I was so proud of her!  I called her over and she proudly told me, “mommy I remembered my tag!”  So cute!

I’m convinced that there are many other uses for the Bag Tags.  They are waterproof and made to withstand a toddler banging them around.  I’m hoping to try their Sticky Labels soon too.  I’m sure I can find a million uses for them!

 

Today you have a chance to win a set of Bag Tags courtesy of Mabel’s Labels!

 

To enter:

Leave a comment telling me what you would use your Mabel’s Labels bag tags for.

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The giveaway will end on Monday, May 9th at 11:59pm

Disclosure: Mabel’s Labels has not paid me for this post. I purchased the Bag Tags and decided to review them.  All reviews and opinions are my own. I value honesty and integrity and you can be assured that all opinions are my own. I will not recommend a product that I do not fully endorse. Mabel’s Labels has provided one set of the Bag Tags for the lucky winner!

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  • Jen L.
    May 4, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Wow, what WOULDN’t I use bag tags for!?!? I love my sticky labels. My son’s starting preschool net year, so I’d label his bags and such with the tags. Your use was GENIUS!

  • Jen L.
    May 4, 2011 at 9:16 am

    I like Mabel’s on Facebook!

  • Jen L.
    May 4, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I follow you on Twitter. @jennelsonlane

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    May 4, 2011 at 9:17 am

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  • Meghan
    May 4, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I have my Mabel Label tags on my kids’ backpacks for school, but also use them on lunch bags and fabric grocery bags when we take those for other events so we don’t lose them. Hadn’t thought about attaching them to my kids when we attend an event – great idea! Could also use them for luggage tags too, now that I think about it. 🙂

  • Lee-Ann Sleegers
    May 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    We use Mabel’s bag tags to identify every bag my DD4 has and it comes in really handy on her coolers.

  • Rebekah
    May 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I would use my labels for the diaper bag!

  • Rebekah
    May 4, 2011 at 4:08 pm

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  • Rebekah
    May 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

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  • Rebekah
    May 4, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

  • Alissa
    May 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I think I’d keep a tag in each of our cars, so if we ended up at an event I could use them on the belt loop like you described. We have their 411 labels, but sometimes forget to pack them or end up some place that is busier than we expected and this would be a perfect solution.

  • Alissa
    May 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I follow @DonnaShenk on Twitter.

  • Alissa
    May 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I follow Mabel’s Labels on Facebook.

  • Toni
    May 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    I would label our bags for our move to Nebraska.
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  • Sara Phillips
    May 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I would use the bag tags for suit cases, tote bags, reusable grocery bags … gosh, there are so many ways!! (I LOVE your use for them!)

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    May 4, 2011 at 9:11 pm

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  • Sara Phillips
    May 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

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  • Sara Phillips
    May 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I follow you on twitter as @Doodle741.

  • Sara Phillips
    May 4, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I like Mabel’s Labels on facebook – Sara Phillips.

  • Stephanie O
    May 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Backpacks, diaper bags, wipes, sippy cup, reusable water bottle…

  • Stephanie O
    May 5, 2011 at 12:47 pm

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  • Melissa
    May 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I’d label my son’s lunch bag he takes to Bible study and I love the safety idea!

  • Amanda Calfee
    May 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    These are really great! I would use them on my kids bags for the nursery at church and for being at a big event attached to their pants is a great idea!
    I liked you on FB

  • Amanda Calfee
    May 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    I liked Mabel’s Labels on FB

    Again I think these are a great idea!

  • Kathryn
    May 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I would use them on library bags, reusable bags, diaper bags (maybe even my purse 🙂