These last few weeks I’ve been reading a lot of back to school blog posts and it’s making me super emotional. Yes, I know, I know. Tyler is only 19 moths old and won’t be starting reception for three years yet, but it’s still had me thinking about the day that it will be our turn to prep for back to school!
Although Tyler isn’t at school yet, he does go to a childminder once a week on a Friday and he loves it. He gets to have a full day of playing with other children that are close to his age and it means that it’s getting him used to the idea of being away from us in the day time too.
One thing that I’ve already encountered with Tyler being in childcare is misplaced belongings. Thankfully, we’ve always been able to find them and give other people’s items back too, but I can imagine that it’s quite easy for lunchboxes, P.E. bags and the likes to be picked up by the wrong child in school. We were recently asked by Petit-Fernand if we’d like to try out some of their personalised items with Tyler and so today I’m going to be going through a few of the things we’ve been using.
Petit-Fernand are a French company based in Bordeaux, who offer a wide range of personalised products for our little ones, to make our lives easier(and cuter!!)
I can remember my mum ironing away labelling clothes in preparation for back to school when we were growing up. I can’t ever remember having such cute labels though. I love that these iron-on name labels are completely customisable! The colour, the icon(there are 100 different icons!) and the font. I went for a fox for Tyler’s labels and a mint green for the background and a darker green for the font. These labels come with a little sheet of grease proof paper which you just need to place over the label(once you’ve lined it up to your chosen item of clothing) and hold the iron over it for 12 seconds and you’re done! It couldn’t be easier. These labels are also washing machine and tumble dryer safe, so you don’t have to worry about them peeling off or anything. These labels are available from £3.00 for 10 of from £1.50/10 for 30+
Available in a similar purchasing format to the iron-on labels, these stick-on labels are great for things like water bottles, books, snack pots and even pencils! I opted for the fox again but this time I chose blue labels with white text. The personalisation process is very straight forward on both mobile and desktop devices and I’m so pleased with how our labels have turned out. So far they have proved to be super durable with washing etc and from their sparkling reviews online, I’m sure they will continue to be for a while to come!
Personalised Lunchbox – £22
And now for my personal favourite item in this post, Tyler’s customised lunchbox! Like I mentioned, Tyler attends the childminder once a week for which I prepare him a packed lunch. Previously we’ve just used a couple of small tuperwares but I’m so chuffed with his new lunchbox! There are 28 different themes/settings to choose from and I decided to pick this cute woodland picnic scene paired with a bright blue base. My favourite thing about the lunchbox is that it contains a couple of different compartments. There are two main compartments, the first being on top(which also has an ice pack in, which will be perfect in the summer months!) and the bottom has two smaller compartments inside the base which can be used together or removed completely. It all holds together with strong clips on each side, so you’ve not got to worry about lids flying off and emptying into bags or anything! If you like sending your child to nursery/school with a hot meal then don’t worry, these lunchboxes are microwave friendly too.
I really like this bento box style of lunchbox and I love that this has Tyler’s name on it too. Like the labels, the fonts are completely customisable too, so you really can make these items your own!
Overall I am really impressed with the quality of the Petit-Fernand products and will definitely be buying more of the name labels in the future. You can find the full range of items available from Petit-Fernand here. Have you ever tried their labels or products? I’d love to know what you thought or if you’ll be buying some now?