Harmon Products: Clothing & Lunch Boxes

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 5:07am
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Found some really cute looking peanut allergy clothing & lunch buckets at the following:
[url="http://home.insightbb.com/~macmavens/links.html"]http://home.insightbb.com/~macmavens/links.html[/url]

Definately worth looking at.

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2002 - 7:42am
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Thank you so much for posting this link!
I am Leslea, the mom who designed these shirts, bags, lunchboxes, etc. My goal was definitely to go for "cute," as well as witty! I hope that caregivers who read these shirts will get a chuckle and therefore REMEMBER, "hey, this kid is special."
There are two designs for kids who are allergic to multiple foods, as well as the two that are more specifically addressing a peanut allergy. Look for the ones called "contents" and "animal" for children that are allergic to many foods.
Also, I am working on some ideas for parents, too. I am open to suggestions if anyone is interested.
My main concern was that my little boy is too little for a medic alert bracelet. I thought "how would I remind someone of his allergies?" Then I found some other shirts and things out there, but they just didn't appeal to me. I thought "Oh, I could totally do this better." So this is my attempt!
So thanks for the "plug!" If anyone has questions, get in touch!
[url="http://home.insightbb.com/~macmavens/links.html"]http://home.insightbb.com/~macmavens/links.html[/url]
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Mom to Sam, anaphylactic to peanuts & lentils, allergic to peas?, & sweet potatoes. Baby #2 edd 5-2-02

Posted on: Sun, 10/13/2002 - 3:00am
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Thanks to everyone who has emailed and checked out the link! You have made my week!!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 9:49pm
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Try this web site,
[url="http://www.kidsaware.co.uk"]www.kidsaware.co.uk[/url]
But a word of warning about all these t-shirts that label our children, useful when children are too young to tell an adult in their care. However when the children are older do we really want to label them? Our children are perfectly normal after all , in every way, they only have the potential to become ill if in contact with certain foods.
The most useful things I have had from kidsaware are the lunch box stickers , William wears a medic alert bracelet and that seems to be enough of a safety measure .
bye sarah

Posted on: Wed, 10/16/2002 - 11:44pm
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Leslea, great job on your web site! I'm very impressed. The only problem is that I was having A LOT of trouble reading the fine print on the items. Do you have the wording written out somewhere else on the page? I looked for it but couldn't find it. Perhaps you could write it out here, if you can't add it to the site. Also, I would love a cooler bag that said "nut free zone". (We don't call them "goobers" in California, although I think that is slang for peanuts in some parts of the country?) Thanks again for adding your voice and products for our community! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam
p.s. Sarah, I agree with the concern about labeling the kids. I would never use a product like this for my seven year old (unless she wanted one - which I highly doubt). But, I would love to send my 2 year old to the child care at our gym with a "reminder" snack bag. I'm afraid the caregivers think I think they're idiots because I keep mentioning that he needs to stay away from nuts...

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 1:04am
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I clicked the mouse a couple of times, right on the lunch bucket/bib/shirt and a "zoom" button showed up under the product so I could zoom in closer to read the fine print. See if that works for you.
[quote]Originally posted by California Mom:
[B]Leslea, great job on your web site! I'm very impressed. The only problem is that I was having A LOT of trouble reading the fine print on the items.
[This message has been edited by Syd's Mom (edited October 17, 2002).]

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 5:46am
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Thank you! I knew there must be an easy answer that I was missing!

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 10:17pm
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Thanks for asking this question (about how to zoom in)! I hadn't thought to explain that, but I sure did notice you could only read the "big" part in the "preview" graphics they show.
I absolutely CAN and WILL do a "nut free zone" shirt. That is no problem! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] I will do that right now, actually. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Quote:Originally posted by California Mom:
[b]Leslea, great job on your web site! I'm very impressed. The only problem is that I was having A LOT of trouble reading the fine print on the items. Do you have the wording written out somewhere else on the page? I looked for it but couldn't find it. Perhaps you could write it out here, if you can't add it to the site. Also, I would love a cooler bag that said "nut free zone". (We don't call them "goobers" in California, although I think that is slang for peanuts in some parts of the country?) Thanks again for adding your voice and products for our community! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Miriam
p.s. Sarah, I agree with the concern about labeling the kids. I would never use a product like this for my seven year old (unless she wanted one - which I highly doubt). But, I would love to send my 2 year old to the child care at our gym with a "reminder" snack bag. I'm afraid the caregivers think I think they're idiots because I keep mentioning that he needs to stay away from nuts...[/b]
[This message has been edited by steveandleslea (edited October 18, 2002).]

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 10:22pm
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Sarah, I agree! That's why my shirts are only for infants and toddlers. They go up to size 4T. Kids who are typically too small for a medic alert bracelet, and unable to speak for themselves. I decided to do the lunch boxes, cooler bags, tote bags because I thought it would be an extra reminder if little Timmy's lunch & supplies were packed in a bag that reminded the caregiver "this kid has special requirements."
My every intention is to get my son involved in sports, community, scouts, anything he is interested in, and I know he will be a "normal" kid in terms of socialization and making friends and all that. Right now, while he is 15 mo. old and toddling around getting into everything, it would just put my mind at ease to know the nursery workers at church or the one-time babysitter has a reminder written across his chest! I actually got that idea from our allergist. He told us to write it in marker on his clothes, but I thought this would be a touch cuter! LOL!
Quote:Originally posted by williamsmummy:
[b] Try this web site,
[url="http://www.kidsaware.co.uk"]www.kidsaware.co.uk[/url]
But a word of warning about all these t-shirts that label our children, useful when children are too young to tell an adult in their care. However when the children are older do we really want to label them? Our children are perfectly normal after all , in every way, they only have the potential to become ill if in contact with certain foods.
The most useful things I have had from kidsaware are the lunch box stickers , William wears a medic alert bracelet and that seems to be enough of a safety measure .
bye sarah[/b]

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 10:28pm
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Also, wanted to add that no one calls them "goobers" where we live, either, but everyone knows that's what that means. Like, going ot the store to ask for goobers would probaby get you a funny look. Ha! Although, there is a candy at the movie theatre called "goobers," I've never had it.
Alternately, around here a "goober" is a goofy person, like a "stooge" or a "nerd" or something like that. So I have been called a "goober" in my lifetime. LOL! My husband is definitely a goober!!!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[quote](We don't call them "goobers" in California, although I think that is slang for peanuts in some parts of the country?)

Posted on: Thu, 10/17/2002 - 10:37pm
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Okay, I have added a "Nut Free Zone" design for those parts of the country (or world) where the word "Goober" doesn't ring any bells. Additionally, the smaller print reads "I am allergic to nuts! Always ask my parents first." The goober free shirt uses the word peanuts, this one uses just nuts in the smaller print.
If I didn't post this already, I also have some shirts for adults now, too! One is "I LOVE my kid," with LOVE in all red letters, the other is "Ho Ho Hold it!" for the holidays. Have a look at them!
This morning I am also working on a shirt for children for the holidays. I think you will enjoy it.
It may take me a few minutes to get the new products set up and the new link onto my webpage.
Thanks for your interest, your support, and most of all, for your purchases!
Leslea

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