Is there a child safe way to put a distinguishing mark on stuffed animals? Getting stuffed animals for twins, wanted to tell them apart.?

7 answers · 2 months ago


Perminate markers. or the easy way... get them different colors...
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Ketchup on one. It might need 15 minutes in the oven to really burn it in.
You could cut off an ear or to make it fair cut off the left ear on one and the right ear on the other animal.

Branding would work.
Permanent marker would work.
Sewing a button on one and a different button on the other.
Tattoos might be a bit difficult.
Implant an RFID chip.
Massage a freshley used chewing gum into one of the animals.

Generally all these options can be divided into methods that add something to the stuffed animal and methods that take something from the animal.

Wait. Branding does not fall into either category. You might as well do both and take an eye and replace it with a button. Or you could take one animal and replace it with a bicycle and take the other animal and replace it with a rib-eye steak.

Now we are finally getting somewhere where we get real differences between the two animals. I think you get the idea.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
We had two kids near in age and had to mark toys, cups, shoes, everything.

Embroidery is a pretty and charming way to do this on cloth items, especially if you can make it embellish it in some way.

We also established early on that one child's things would have a mark on the left of the item, the other on the right. I used either a black or red Sharpie to put a single dot in an inconspicuous place on all kinds of things. With two young kids, I rarely made time for embroidery, but a dot in a stuffed animal's left or right "armpit," the left or right side of a clothing label, the insole of a sneaker, the handle of a sippy cup, etc. was all I needed. Most often they never needed renewing.

This was also handy in food and beverage, i.e., one kid's plate or glass was on the left, the other on the right, always. Ms. Leftside says she and her husband do it that way to this day, for themselves.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
Sharpies. Use Sharpie markers to put a dot or symbol on the tag, inside the ears, or somewhere else inconspicuous to indicate whose toy is whose. They're nontoxic and perfectly safe to use. Or alternatively, get stuffed animals that aren't identical.
Anonymous · 2 months ago
My niece just had twins. To parents of twins why does everything have to be the same? Their grandmother won't put anything on them that is exactly the same. Why do they need the same exact toys?
I don't have twins , so maybe I would feel the same.

Take needle and different color thread and put a little stitch on each
Anonymous · 2 months ago
You can sew the initials of the child on the stuffed toy.
Anonymous · 2 months ago