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I’m not a morning person… AT ALL. It’s always been really tough for me to get up in the morning no matter how much sleep I got that night. That makes getting myself, two kids, and lunches/food ready for work and school really difficult. Luckily, my husband is much better in the morning than me and does more than his fair share to help get the family out the door.

I’m always looking for ways to make our morning routine more efficient. For me, it’s not always a question of how much time I’m saving, as much as how many steps I’m cutting out. I’m tired in the morning and there’s a lot going on… the less I have to do, the better!

At my son’s daycare, we have to put his name and the date on all bottles. At first, I would use masking tape, write on it, and put that on the bottle. Then at the end of the day, I’d have to peel it off, wash, and start over. I knew there had to be a better way. With just a couple minutes online, I found it!

Waterproof Name Labels  and Dry Erase Stickers!
I got name labels from Label-Land that are waterproof so I only need to put them on once and they don’t come off in the dishwasher. I picked the mini size so that the labels would be most versatile.
label bottles for daycare

These labels are great quality, arrive within about a week using their free shipping, and have held up great! They can be removed from the bottles and don’t leave any residue, but you have to intentionally remove them. They won’t slip off from being run through the dishwasher.

These labels are very affordable in general (trust me, I compared pricing!), but here’s a coupon for 10% off! Use coupon code “LOYAL10 and get 10% off your order PLUS you can get free shipping on any order over $25! At $17.95 for 66 of these, they are a great deal! Click here to check these and many other labels out!

(P.S. They’ve also got saving packs for school and camp that are awesome deals!)

Dry Erase Stickers:

The dry erase labels I got from here. The pack comes with all different sizes and the smallest ones are perfect for bottles. I put them on the bottle caps and write on them with the provided super fine marker. It works perfectly! Most of the type the writing comes off after you run it through the dishwasher. Any bits that weren’t washed off come off easily when you rub it with your finger. You don’t need the eraser they provide (at least I haven’t). The writing doesn’t come off so easily though that it might accidentally come off. I love them!

In full disclosure, the dry-erase stickers link is an affiliate link, so if you purchase it using that link, I’ll make a few cents. That said, I used these stickers for over a year before becoming an affiliate and I paid full price for them – and I love them!

It seems so simple but these two stickers really made my mornings easier and cut out a couple steps during the day!

Do you have any good tips for getting ready for daycare?

August 2016 Update: I used this method for over a year and it was a huge help! I wish I had come up with this method when I had my first son! Many people have viewed this page and I really hope that they, and you, find this useful!

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