sorry it's gone. If anyone needs this info I have the links. Just email me.
Hey there. I saw this message and am looking to buy a double Epi pack carrier, something I can clip on or wear as a belt. I was looking at the padded one on FAAN's site and trying to decide between that (which is $29.95- yikes!) and the regular non-padded carrier. Any info would help. Thanks.
I'm thinking of going with a fannypack for DD at school. Does a regular pack work? Sometimes they will be on outdoor field trips, so are there fannypacks that are insulated - or am I thinking about it too much? What experiences have others had?
FAAN has some carriers, but I didn't really like the style. I considered the zippered red medicine bag, but I wasn't sure how sturdy they are vs a fanny pack. DD's teachers will be carrying it for her throughout the day, but I want it to be something DD likes and thinks of as her "special" bag, KWIM?
we bought two for our son, he can wear each like a belt. he prefers the KozyEpi (we bought the safari pixel one and it seems to blend in well with his clothes).
on the kozyepi site there are a lot more choices if you browse around. i feel like this carrier is easier for my son to wear.
we were super excited for this one, but i think the kozyepi one is easier to wear and easier to get the epi-pens out.
at the following blogsite, this peanut-free mama reviews a ton of choices with links. that's where we found the carriers.
we tried a fanny pack. i couldn't find a very small one, it was bulky for our son. i also tried a camera case, not too good either. we paid a little bit of money for the carriers, but to me, it was well worth it.
Thanks for the links. How has the kozyepi held up? We plan to have 2 epis and Benadryl. I'm thinking of the liquid for school just for ease of use. I love the compactness of the melt strips, but I can never seem to get them open very well, and nervous fingers never help! I haven't tried the prepackaged single dose liquid yet. Do you also carry Benadryl? If so, can some fit in the kozyepi? Those seem to be the most stylish and protective.
I appreciated the reviews, some carriers I hadn't seen yet.
If we go with the fanny pack, DD won't be carrying it, so I guess size won't be that big of a deal. I was honestly more worried about one that wasn't long enough to fit the epis. And then I think if I find one too "cute" it won't be thought of as important.
sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.
the kozyepi has held up really well. he wears it whenever we are not at home and it's been a couple months now. i don't have any benadryl in it. i think the thinstrips might fit, if you just tucked a few in the back. i don't think the liquid would... maybe the single doses. if i had some here i would try, but i don't.
i understand what you're saying about the "cuteness" factor. i don't want it to be cute for cuteness's sake, i just want my son to not be embarrassed to wear it. since he got to pick it out from such a variety, he feels some ownership of it and doesn't mind putting it on. if your daughter won't be wearing it, then that doesn't matter quite as much. :)
i hope you find one that works for you. i remember i spent hours looking at all the different kinds.
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