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medic alert bracelets for toddlers?
(I swear, I'm gonna stop posting so many questions soon... if you all weren't so darned helpful, I wouldn't even be doing it now!) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I asked the allergist's nurse (I forgot to ask him, and it was on our way out) if I should get Isaac a medic alert bracelet. She said that they generally don't recommend them until children are school aged and away from the parents a fair amount. She said "you're with him all the time right now, right?" And that answer satisfied me for most of the drive home... until I got to thinking about what if he has a reaction when with a babysitter (and she's well-informed but melts down in crisis and forgets to tell the paramedics or whatever)... or if he somehow ends up having a problem when I'm not right there. (My poor husband already thinks I'm completely loony over this... I decided NOT to share with him my morbid fantasy of a plane crash where we're killed but Isaac survives and ends up covered in little packets of peanuts....) (It's okay, go ahead and laugh!)
So, yay or nay? Does he need one? Do they make bracelets little enough for 1-year-olds?
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