\"It Only Takes One Bite\" Video

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 2:07pm
Elizasmom's picture
Joined: 09/07/2002 - 09:00

Is this video any good? I'm thinking about getting it to educate family and pre-school staff. Does it really drive home how serious the problem is? How long is it? Is it worth the $20, and does anyone know a less expensive supplier (I've only seen it on FAAN's site). Anyone want to sell a used copy? My sister-in-law seems to make a point of not being careful around my daughter, and she is coming to stay with us for two weeks. Would this make her realize?

Posted on: Wed, 08/06/2003 - 1:54pm
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Yes, it is worth it, especially if you got the Alexander one for the kids. However, you don't always have to buy a copy. You could check with public health, your school board district, your allergist and some other place that just blipped out of my mind completely [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sun, 08/10/2003 - 11:07pm
Gail W's picture
Joined: 12/06/2001 - 09:00

Maybe you could request your public library to purchase it?

Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 11:07am
starrsdc's picture
Joined: 09/01/2000 - 09:00

We bought copies for all of our immediate family. It really drives home how serious this allergy is. It may not be worth it for you - you know how serious this allergy is. But, it's worth it to show to others who will be caring for your child.

Posted on: Fri, 08/15/2003 - 2:48pm
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

Where did you buy the videos? On line? Through FAAN?

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 2:16pm
Carefulmom's picture
Joined: 01/03/2002 - 09:00

I love that video! My dd is 7 1/2 and I credit that video partly for saving my daughter`s life. I watched it and about six months later I had to use the Epi. I really think that the video helped me remember what to do and how to use it. I have used it to train at least 12 people. Our school nurse also shows it before she trains anyone. The good things about it are:
1.You watch someone do it several times so it is sort of imprinted in your brain. It could be years before you really use the Epi, if you have to.
2. It primes people you are training, so if they watch the video first they are ready when you show them the trainer.
3. It tells people you are training what to watch for. Most people wouldn`t otherwise know when to give it.
4. To people like teachers who have to learn it because of the law, but are opposed to the idea of giving a shot, it shows that it really isn`t all that hard.
I never let my dd go on a playdate unless the mom has watched it. Usually if dd gets invited to a new friend`s house, I have the mom watch the video and then decide if she wants to take the responsibility. I would never be comfortable just taking two minutes to show someone the trainer, because most people wouldn`t know when to use the Epi on your child. Also the video is great because it shows how serious a reaction is. By the way, the video is 18 minutes. I won`t sell mine, several times I have shown it last minute. Morbid as it sounds, I have even bought a second one in case I die (not planning to die but I am a single mom, so I have to make sure dd will be safe). That way the future guardian of my child would watch it. It is put away with a trainer and with the various documents in case I die.

Posted on: Thu, 01/09/2003 - 9:45pm
Elizasmom's picture
Joined: 09/07/2002 - 09:00

Thanks. Are we talking about the same video though. I didn't think this was about how to administer the Epipen. I thought they had another one for that. Please let me know the title of your video if it is different. I think I want to get it.

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 12:38am
Rae's picture
Joined: 03/28/2000 - 09:00

Is that the one with the Elephant on the case?

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 8:37am
Wolfmeis's picture
Joined: 12/31/2001 - 09:00

Elizasmom, CarefulMom is referring to "It Only Takes one Bite." The reason you can't find it anywhere else is because it was produced by FAAN.
It does educate people about allergies and it also shows the people you're educating how to administer the epipen. Those two things go hand in hand. Even if your SIL never uses an epipen, seeing the video may drive home the point that this is serious.
The video features a grown woman (among others) who is allergic to peanuts. This is useful in my opinion, because it lends an adult voice to the allergic. You can't call her an hysterical, paranoid parent, you know?
The video does not address contact-sensitivity, however, so if your girl is allergic by even touching the proteins you may want to bring that up after the video screens.
PA dd Graham
[url="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChsFFAS/"]Charleston Family Food Allergy Support[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 11:41am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

Rae - no the one with the elephant on the cover of the video is about Alex The Elephant (who is allergic to peanuts). It is also a FAN tape and a good one - but aimed at younger kids 4 - 7 or so.

Posted on: Fri, 01/10/2003 - 1:56pm
Rae's picture
Joined: 03/28/2000 - 09:00

Thanks, Chicago. That's the one we have.



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