Baby Medic Alert Bracelets

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Can anyone recommend a great website for getting a Baby Medic Alert Bracelet for Peanut Allergy? My daughter is 15 months old and has pa and I want to get her a nice cute bracelet that she cannot remove herself. I have seen a few on-line but they were cheap (stainless steel) and really ugly.

Thanks, Tami

On Oct 15, 2003

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Originally posted by trossct: [b]Can anyone recommend a great website for getting a Baby Medic Alert Bracelet for Peanut Allergy? My daughter is 15 months old and has pa and I want to get her a nice cute bracelet that she cannot remove herself. I have seen a few on-line but they were cheap (stainless steel) and really ugly.

Thanks, Tami[/b]

Sorry, about that, I meant to include a link and info. We got our son's medic alert braclet from medicalert.org and got the sports band instead of the stainless steel. He has a small animal print one, but to be honest, it doesn't fit him well and slips off. I haven't found anything that will fit him so we don't have one on him right now. When he gets into grade school we will have him wear one.

[This message has been edited by CorinneM1 (edited October 15, 2003).]

On Oct 15, 2003

HI! Thanks for responding to my post. However the only thing that showed up was my quote. Could you please post your response again?

Thanks, Tami

On Oct 15, 2003

Just a word of caution, EMTs and caregivers aren't necessarily going to recognize that the need to 'read' the information on a cute bracelet. I think the reason the bracelets aren't as attractive as it could be is to make sure that it's not mistaken for just jewelry.

FWIW, my DS' wrist only measured 4 iches when we got his Medic Alert bracelet and it fits him fine. If you go with the Medic Alert, you need to give them the exact measurement and they will add in the extra space so that the bracelet can be flipped and read.

On Oct 15, 2003

Thanks for the input. I hadn't thought about it that way. Did you go directly to the Medic Alert website, or buy the jewelry elsewhere?

On Oct 15, 2003

Many of the nice looking options (aboutmejewelry.com or laurenshope.com) are strung on jewelry wire and are not able to get wet - so no swimming, bathing etc... in them. Since you want her to get used to the concept of "you always wear this" they are not a good choice for such a little one, IMO.

When she is older, you can take the offical Medic Alert tag from a bracelet that she has outgrown, remove the tag and hook it on one of the above type bracelets for a dress up or fun option. My dd (9)enjoys having another choice once in a while.

On Oct 15, 2003

DS has been wearing his medic alert animal print bracelet since 18 months. Only problems we have had with it is the elastic holding emblem stretches out and frays. We also found that people think it's a watch not a medical bracelet. He is three now and he has started to tell people what it's for when they ask him what it is. We actually replaced the emblem with a slide-on tag engraved with the info needed. Otherwise it was a great choice for us and has worked well. Good luck.

On Oct 15, 2003

My DS was diagnosed when he was just under 14 months old. We bought him a sports band from MedicAlert, and had him wear it around his ankle. They're more visible/obvious than you would think. If an EMT or rescue worker does his/her job, he/she will find it. (I used to be an EMT.)

On Oct 15, 2003

You can visit the website to look at the styles and get the 800 #, but you have to call in order to get a bracelet for a minor. They do a pretty good job of helping you fill out the information you need, but you'll want to have your contact information, etc. handy when you call. My son has the regular metal bracelet.

He didn't like it when we first put it on, but I told him he couldn't go outside without it. He's never complained since. He tells me 'this is my bracelet, it helps keep me safe.'

On Oct 15, 2003

We got a Medic Alert stainless steel bracelet for my dd when she was 20 months. Her wrist was only 4 1/2 inches. They added the extra space and it has fit fine for 6 months already. I haven't heard too many good things about the sports band. She hasn't taken off hers since we put it on - bathing, pools, sleeping etc. We did switch it over to her left hand since it was making finger painting more of a mess on her right wrist [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Of course we also use it as a training tool and ask her what it says...'no nuts for Karissa' she says.

[url="http://www.medicalert.org/(i35ur32jnhis4tepnuqzb02b)/home/Homegradient.aspx"]http://www.medicalert.org/(i35ur32jnhis4tepnuqzb02b)/home/Homegradient.aspx[/url]

Pamela

------------------ Mom to 2 y/o Karissa (PA >100 CAP RAST)

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