Medical alert bracelet and carry pouch for 3 year old

Helen - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi, my daughter Kyra (nearly 3) is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. I have bought 2 medical alert bracelets(really cute, will beads on them) but the name tag always seems to get soo scratched up that the name dosnt show! Is there a better quality I should get? or should I ask for a specific way of engraving??
Next year she is also starting Kindergarten, should I start training her to carry her Epipen in a little pouch? Or is she still too young? And where would I get a "girly" looking pouch for her?
Hope some one can give me some info! Thanks

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Brenda - posted on 02/27/2011

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The MedicAlert sport bracelets work great for little kids! My second oldest son is allergic to Penicillin and he had one when he was small (he's 14 now) and it never got scratched up...check them out! They have nice, girly ones too. :D



Also regarding MedicAlert...I don't know where you live but I'm in Canada and MedicAlert has a program called "No Child Without" that provides free coverage for all children under 14 regardless of financial resources. All you have to do is check to see if your local school is a participant in the program, and if they are you ask the school to include you, they give you a pamphlet with a pin number and you enter it online when you register. They send you a bracelet of your choice (from a specific group of products) and that's it! Check it out!



Good luck!



Brenda

Wendy - posted on 12/05/2010

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Hi! My son is almost 3 as well and has a peanut/tree nut allergy. The brand "Medicalert" is the most recommended brand of medical bracelets. They are pricey, but not as prone to scratching. They may not be as "pretty" as the beaded ones you have found, but certainly sturdy and to the point about information on the allergy and where to contact if the child is found having a reaction. They also have 24/7 on call medical personal that can be reached right away upon finding persons with medicalert bracelets in trouble and will pull up the person's profile and be able to direct whomever has found the person on what to do next.
They do have children's bands that are cuter than just ordinary stainless steal bracelets. They have them in cute designs and nice colours.

As far as carrying her epi pen with her, usually the school offices will hold onto all medical stuff for the children so as not to have it get lost, or misused.

Hope this helps!

Kayla - posted on 10/22/2010

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My daughter is only 8 months old so I haven't really dealt with this yet. I might have the kindergarten teacher have the epiniprine pen, and have it in easy access at all times, and to keep a close eye on your daughter. At least that's what I plan on doing. I am hoping to send my daughter to a peanut free school, but kids may still bring brown bag lunches and then trade food that possibly has peanuts or cross contamination, and this really scares me.

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