Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 4:37am
madjax's picture
Joined: 09/13/2006 - 09:00

Hi there....Can anyone tell me where I can purchase a sportsband for my PA son!! I do not want to pay the price for MEDIC ALert as I do not need their services... I am a SAHM and always available in emergency but he is now in school and I would really like to have a sports band like the ones they offer. Any suggestions on where I could purchase these?? I am in Canada!!
Thanks so much!
Mom to PA Jaxon (4yrs)

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 5:18am
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

Just want to present a little bit different point of view. I have always been in great health. Then last month dd and I were traveling alone, and I had a surgical emergency. I ended up having to call 911 and having emergency surgery and being in the hospital for five days. I was relieved that dd had all information necessary in the Medic Alert system. She has a Medic Alert bracelet. As I recall, the cost is $50 for three years. $16.67 per year is really not a lot of money. You won`t always be available if you ever have any kind of emergency, and emergencies are never planned. I`d spent the money and get the Medic Alert bracelet.

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 5:43am
3xy1PAinNH's picture
Joined: 08/07/2006 - 09:00

If you look through old posts you will find that I recently posted about this and there are some good non-medic alert choices, from what I read.
We went with Medic Alert b/c it was not expensive at all. $7.95 for a braclet and $20/year after the first year (I think it was $35 for year one).
They were incredibly professional and I had a very nice bracelet with an excellent clasp within a few days.
Two things. 1) Medic Alert is the industry standard that EMT's look for. I wanted the bracelet to LOOK like a medic alert, not like one of the hundreds of other bracelets out there right now
2) As your child gets older, there will be times they won't be with you. My 3yo started preK. If he has a medical emergency, I know there is a 24 hour person there with all the info to treat my son effectively. I can go on line and change info as medicines change, etc. I have a condition where I occasionally stop breathing. My husband travels a lot. I KNOW that if I were to pass out, the info needed to care for DS is available if I can't speak for him.
My oldest is, baseball, skiing, cubscouts overnight camp...when my 3yo is that age, there will be many opportunities for me to be ahppy he has the medicalert!
Just food for thougth

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 6:06am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

This is where I got DS's. I know some swear by medic alert, but I feel as long as it has a noticeable medical symbol, it's fine.

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 6:34am
Maple Leaf's picture
Joined: 02/10/2006 - 09:00

I was going to buy a non Medic-Alert bracelet, because I too am a SAHM, but ended up changing my mind and bought the Medic Alert bracelet for my DD. I bought a sports bracelet and a chain. I am extremely satisfied with this company and don't regret it one bit. Feel free to email me, if you have any questions about it all. I'm more then happy to share [img][/img] The only other company that I am aware of that has sports-type bands is the one just mentioned above by the pp.
DD, 4 years old, PA, MA & EA!
DS, 16 months, no allergies thus far!!!

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 8:09am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I highly recommend Renee at
She is wonderful and has gone out of her way to get us just the right bracelet for ds.

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 9:23am
perpetually perplexed's picture
Joined: 02/12/2005 - 09:00

I got my 9 yo DS one from [url=""][/url] . It is really cool and has the medical symbol on the outside of bracelet (like medic alert) in bold red. The bracelet is of wonderful quality and is the nicest (coolest) boys/mens bracelet I could find. I would not hesitate to order from them again. My DS was not thrilled that he had to wear one but now he does not take it off.

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 9:50am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

I am another Medic Alert fan. It is worth the money.
Even as a SAHM there are times where you are not reachable. Or where your child may have a problem away from school and your number is not at hand. Or be in the car acccident with you and you are unable to speak... The point is that no one plans an accident.
My MIL is a diabetic and during a past severe reaction, she passed out in a city park. She probably would have been taken to the drunk tank (she does not drink, but an insulin reaction looks similar)and not have gotten the medical care she needed to live if they had not read her bracelet and called.
Ok, off my soapbox, but I guess my point is that is you are going to wear the bracelet give it the full value with a real Medic Alert tag. DD does have some pretty bracelets from Laurens Hope which are great, but I just but the bracelets and use a real Medic Alert tag (instead of theirs).

Posted on: Fri, 09/15/2006 - 11:23pm
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

I am a huge fan of medic alert. The cost is money well spent. Like others have said, you never know when your child will need attention and the possibilities are endless that you won't be available whether you're a SAHM or not. You could miss a phone call, you could be somewhere that your cell phone doesn't work, etc.
This medic alert system is the standard and it has worked and been around for ages!

Posted on: Sat, 09/16/2006 - 3:27am
teacher's picture
Joined: 11/02/2000 - 09:00

I am Canadian and my son brought home some paperwork from school from Medic Alert this year. Apparently they have a program that is providing bracelets to all children in need for free. I didn't need it because I already subscribe to the program. But try calling Medic Alert and ask them about the program that they distributed through schools. I can't remember the exact name of their program, but the idea is that they want any child who NEEDS a bracelet to have one for free.

Posted on: Sat, 09/16/2006 - 4:41am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My son's MA bracelet has the MA symbol right on the front. It is engraved on the front and the back. My cell # and dh's cell # is on the back. I was able to put
ds name
Severe Nut
Allergy All
Nuts Epi Pens
and on the back:
Asthma uses inhaler
My cell number
Dh's cell number
DS' birthdate
The MA Symbol on the front is raised and very prominent.


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