I have always wondered why clothing manufacturers insist on putting huge, sometimes multiple tags on children’s clothes.
They drive my son nuts. He was known as a toddler to frantically clutch the back of his neck and simultaneously howl his disapproval of the tags. Like the princess of the fairy tale, he was so sensitive to any sort of uncomfortable fabric that he refused to even lie down until it was gone. I know, I know, I won the lottery with this one, didn’t I? I would have to remove the offending garment from his delicate personage, get some scissors, and cut off the tag right then and there. At first I tried to plead with him to just go to bed and deal, since the primary offenders seem to be pajama manufacturers, but it was futile. By now, it is routine for me to inspect all of his clothes pre-donning and wield the scissors when necessary.
And I think that somewhere out there are people who take great delight in trying to find the scratchiest material known to man, just so they can attach it to the back of pajamas for a three month old. They must be in cahoots with the scissor industry or something.
I was delighted when I learned that some companies were beginning to ban the tags and instead print the information on the article of clothing itself. I actually try to look for clothing with the printing, because it just saves me time and I’m lazy like that.
However, not enough of them are doing it because I still need to regularly hack off those tags.