(Closed) Is personalized kids’ clothing safe?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My mom used to freak out about this when I was growing up, and I was never allowed to have those personalized hair barrettes or anything because of it. As an adult, I now think this is probably one of those urban legends that make the news because scary stuff = ratings. I mean, is it so hard to tell remind a kid that their name is on their shirt, so strangers might know it too?

Post # 5
433 posts
Helper bee

I remember being in elementary school and we had to watch safety videos about getting picked up off the street. They made a big deal about it and it stuck with me. With kids 3 and 1 what mother is going to leave them in a situation where a stranger could come up to them – name on the shirt or not? I’d give them the clothes since you already have them, but stick to less obvious personalized stuff later on. 

Post # 6
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would probably freak out if my kid was in school or somewhere far away from me. but at that young age i’m sure they’re supervised at all times. the shirts are super cute!

Post # 7
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I worked at a Daycare for awhile and we had a policy that the kids could not have or wear anything visable that said their names on it. We also had an officer come talk to the kids about safety and he also made a comment about this, the reasoning was because a child is far more likely to trust a person that knows their name, even if its a stranger. But like a PP said, if they just wear is around the house I think its fine.

Post # 8
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

I always wanted personalized stuff but my forst name is Tova, so they never had stuff with my name on it unless it was custom! I think for kids that young, it will be fine. I think it would be a less good idea for school aged kids!

Post # 9
7082 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

They are really cute.  You know in France, whole flocks of adorable French children walk around with their name, phone number and address pinned to their jacket as they go on outings with their teachers.  They are so adorable all holding hands, waddling like penguins with their tags flapping on their coats!

Post # 10
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve heard that about those decals that people put on their car too, the ones that have a little stick person for each member of the family + their name above/below the corresponding person.

I guess there is some truth to the logic of “better safe than sorry” even if it’s a slim chance – but that’s a chance their mom can choose to take, like you said!

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