E-belt question

Posted on: Sun, 06/24/2007 - 12:51am
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I'm ordering E-belts for my son and husband. They go off on their own quite a bit [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] and with summer here I know they will be off and running. Husband usually just puts the Epis in his pocket (cargo shorts) but has been complaining about them getting bulky and would like a belt. I was pleasantly surprised that ds was also agreeable to wear a belt, at least out with dad for now, we'll see about school later -he has never worn one at school (he's going into third grade, new bigger school) and I think he may like the idea of wearing one all the time (he has a diabetic friend who wears a fanny pack with his pump, so the idea is not unfamiliar to him, and I think he likes the idea of having his meds on him [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img])

Do any adults here wear a belt for their child? Would you get the double belt? I'm afraid that it may be too bulky, especially when driving...and if ds is going to be wearing an Epi, does dh really need two? He is a pretty big guy, over six feet. I can see from the picture that the second Epi hangs down, just wondering how much. He didn't want the holster type because he doesn't like things that hang low. Thanks!

Posted on: Sun, 06/24/2007 - 7:45am
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It might be a good idea for Dad to have a double and son a single. I just got the single for my 6yr old, purpose- to wear it at school next year. So far I am VERY happy I got it. I still carry one in my diaper bag though, then I am having Jake wear his to get used to it. He usually wears it around his waste band of his pants, but under his shirt. It's pretty big though(thick is more like it) so a double for him would be impossible(or really uncomfy). Since I also carry an Epi with me at all times(have the diaper bag with us at all times too) and while at school, the nurse will have a 2nd Epi as well, I stuck with the single for him.
So I can see both having singles(because they would have 2 for whomever needs it), or son-single, dad-double.....might be an even better idea. Sorry I didn't help with the decision did I, LOL!! Good luck, but we love the E-belt for this purpose!!
edit...when my son does sit down(like int he car) he has to slide the e-belt around so the Epi is in the front, then when he is walking around, he slides it back so the Epi is in the back.
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
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Cody-10 (seasonal/environmental allergies)
Jordan-6 (also seasonal and environmental)
[This message has been edited by chanda4 (edited June 24, 2007).]
[This message has been edited by chanda4 (edited June 24, 2007).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 12:45am
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my son is 6 1/2 and thin -- he wears his epi all the time -- whenever we leave the house - he wore it for kdg this year -- he also wears it under his shirt however he always wears it in front -- his preference.

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 10:10am
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My son has been wearing his E-Belt since kindergarten - he'll be entering grade 10 in the fall!
We've always just had the single, with a spare at the school office, spare in the backpack, spares at home. So he usually has two in the vicinity, although I don't think he needs to carry two with him all the time. Only now are we running into him being self-conscious about the "bulge" that it makes under his shirt (he's 15 so you know what he's getting at!) I personally think the "bulge" from an Epi in the pocket would be more concerning [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/redface.gif[/img])
Anyway suggest you do the two singles - one for each. I think the double is really big - even for a big guy - and that having two around will be all you need in most instances. You may also want to have a holster style on hand. Great for hanging on anything - backpacks, purses, belts, and one size fits all, unlike the belts which come in different sizes!
Hope they have a fun summer exploring.
M

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 12:48pm
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"Do any adults here wear a belt for their child?"
I haven't seen this question here before! I wear a fanny pack with DD's two Epipens, Albuterol MDI and spacer, Benadryl, pens, scissors, hair barettes, coupons, check book, etc. This sits in front. The kids think it looks very dorky but it helps to hide my big stomach.
Anyone else?

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 1:06pm
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Quote:Originally posted by BS312:
[b]"Do any adults here wear a belt for their child?"
I haven't seen this question here before! I wear a fanny pack with DD's two Epipens, Albuterol MDI and spacer, Benadryl, pens, scissors, hair barettes, coupons, check book, etc. This sits in front. The kids think it looks very dorky but it helps to hide my big stomach.
Anyone else?[/b]
I'll answer, I don't. If we are going somewhere, I will make Jake wear the belt. I do carry one at all times in my diaper bag, or if we are out somewhere without the baby(which is rare) I carry his Epipen and Benadryl in an Allergy Kids green pouch thing(it's in the diaper bag, or I throw it in the stroller, coopy-car my daughter rides in, or just carry it alone.)
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Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)
Foster Mom to
Cody-10 (seasonal/environmental allergies)
Jordan-6 (also seasonal and environmental)

Posted on: Mon, 06/25/2007 - 10:10pm
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I was thinking about buying a double holster for myself or my husband to wear when we're out. Ryan has the single epibelt with the bendadry pouch.
Carrying around another extra bag just for his epipens gets a little bulky. I think DH and I would like the holster for ourselves.
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Posted on: Tue, 06/26/2007 - 12:32pm
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Thanks for the replies!
I do wish dh would get the holster - we have a friend who wears one for his PA child and it seems a lot easier (for a man, anyway) but for some reason he doesn't want anything that will "hang down", no idea why! I think I will just get him the single belt - don't think he realizes that the double will be bulky, especially when driving. And if ds is wearing one too, they will have two between them.
As I said, I was pleased that ds was agreeable about wearing one, and he idolizes his dad, so if they are both wearing one he is going to like the idea even more [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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