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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Stuck on You Allergy Packs

Every once in a while you come across one of those great slap-your-forehead why-didn't-I-think-of-that ideas. Stuck on You is just that kind of site.

The Australian company makes stick on labels of all sorts that you can iron or sew on your kids clothes.

Iron On Labels, Clothing Labels & Kids Labels

With our clothing labels and other personalised kids labels your kids will never lose their belongings again! Stuck On You produce an all Australian made range of vinyl stick-on or fabric iron-on labels. They're bright and easy to read with fun icons to choose from. Our quality vinyls, fabrics and adhesives are second to none so our labels stay put in the dishwasher, microwave or washing machine. Kids love them for their designs, Mums love them for their practicality. Innovative shoe labels, pencil labels and bag tags ensure your kids are sorted from childcare to school and sporting club.

When it comes to birthdays, Christmas or a special occasion, the Stuck on You range of personalised notepads are a fantastic gift idea. Choose from 16 brilliant and colourful designs, whether you're into fairies, rockets, surfing or butterflies - there's something for everyone. Stuck on You Skinprints are colourful non-toxic tattoos, they're easy to apply and easy to remove, a hit with kids and adults alike! Brightly coloured Gift labels put an end to buying gift cards and are much better value for money, peel and stick the label to any gift.


Best of all, from our point of view, is their allergy packs. For $44.95 you get:

    • 50 sticky dots that say "I'm a Dairy-free Kid" (Nut-Free and Egg-Free packs also available).
    • 50 "create your own" labels with the dairy-free icon.
    • 12 "I'm a Dairy-Free Kid" Stick with Me wrist bands
    • 1 allergy-free bag top with the dairy-free icon.


All labels are in red, one name per pack.

It's dairy allergy-oriented, obviously, but the I'm a Dairy-Free Kid slogan works for kids with lactose intolerance or other milk-related problems as well.

The site is international, with separate versions for Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, United Arab, Emirates, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, France, and "Others." Each page is in the appropriate language.

Navigating the site is not particularly easy, unfortunately. To get to the allergy pack you have to:

    1) double click on the country of your choice
    2) double click on the menu bar that reads "stuck on you value packs"
    3) click on the menu bar that read "stuck on you allergy pack"
    4) double click on the cow icon for a dairy pack
    5) change the number of packs that you want from 0 to a number so that the form to fill out the information appears.


I was never sure whether I had to click or double click. Just persevere.

It's ugly design, but it gets you there in the end. It's a little late in the end to grab these for camp, but the stick-ons are good for the whole school year and for any traveling.

A great idea. Let me know if you find it works for you.

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2 comments:

The No Money Survival Gal said...

What a completely clever idea - labels to keep your kids safer when they're out with strangers who may inadvertently try to feed them something they're allergic to. The little ones can't and don't always speak their minds - so this should help a lot of people. Neat find! I'll spread the word.

Steve Carper said...

Great. This is a site that all allergy parents should know about. A little pricey, maybe, but you get a lot fo good stuff.

Thanks for helping get the message across.