My boys, despite being 4 1/2 years apart, are nearly the same damn size. Some things? Are easy to tell apart when it comes time to sort their clothes and put them away. Others? Not so much.
If it is a size 8-10, it is the oldest. A 6-7 belongs to the youngest.
But what about a medium? A small medium is all the 4-year-old. A larger medium is all the 9-year-old.
1 dot, for the 1st born, belongs to the oldest. He outgrows it, it gets a 2nd dot, and it goes to the 2nd born, the little brother.
Why the hell not?
Grab a sharpie.
Add a dot.
Add a second dot once the oldest passes it on.
And with a quick glance, and never a second guess, you can tell what belongs to whom.
And with my love of the sharpie marker, of all sizes and colors, I'm not at a shortage of them, and love an excuse to use them creatively!
I squee with glee just looking at them online!
Now wipe up the drool. There you go.
Go find one now, I assume you don't have to go buy one, and dot away!
(Why not names? Because what will start as a T will have to get crossed out to become an L. And 1 dot then adding a 2nd is just less work, less conspicuous, and takes up less room on what may be a small tag, or the inside collar. Imagine if you have 4-5 kids all the same gender passing stuff down. Yep, dots just take up less room, make more sense, and leave less to question.)