Although this post is geared towards girls, perhaps boys can come up with a similar idea. My PA daughter Jamie & I were at Wal-Mart this weekend shopping for back-to-school supplies when Jamie noticed some "cool" cases. They are made by "No Boundaries" and are advertised as being a holder for pencils, erasers, rulers, lunch money, etc. They are material zip-cases with a loop at the top and come in a variety of colors with a gem star on the front. We purchased a pink one, a blue one and a black one. We also found one in a sparkly denim w/ a bandana material patch & gems on front. I shortened the loops by folding them over and stitching them so that the packs do not swing to much when she walks. They only cost $2.86 each and are perfectly sized for holding an EpiPen and emergency card inside. We were able to put her EpiPen in the Allergy Pack (which is insulated) & an emergency medical card inside. (She wears a Medic Alert bracelet or medallion also.) We've tried a variety of holders over the years and everyone at school knows that Jamie wears her EpiPen on her waist in a holder (the classroom teacher & school nurse also have EpiPens).
Then we went into the Girls Dept. at Wal-Mart and Jamie came across a plastic box containing one size fits all material belts in a variety of colors that will match her outfits and the new holders. They are called "Wrap It! 5 Days A Week Ribbon Belts". They cost $7.96 for a set of 5 belts.
Now for girls AND BOYS. The school nurse and Jamie's classroom teacher have bottles of Benadryl along with EpiPens. Jamie carries her EpiPen on herself, as mentioned above, and I also "prefill" small Rubbermaid plastic containers with 2-3 teaspoons of Benadryl that she has access to in the event of an emergency and can just drink quickly. She keeps one container in her backpack and one in a cute case (again we found a material-type pencil case) attached to her lunch box w/ an emergency card hanging on it.
FYI, the "emergency cards" I refer to in this post are the laminated bright green cards we've purchased from FAAN w/ food allergy symtoms and medical info printed on them. She also has the "credit card-type" Medic Alert cards that are sent to you when you purchase Medic Alert jewelry.
------------------ Stay Safe, Fran
On Jul 22, 2002
This is a great post. I haven't thought of prefilling a dose of Benadryl. Good thought. I like the idea of Jamies holder, very girly and cute. I bet it helps her get alittle happier when is decked out in gems.
Thanks for the ideas.
By chelle.tovar on Apr 22, 2010
Can you post pictures?
By Cathy Jenkins Hensley on Oct 18, 2011
Great ideas on the cases. I will look for them here. I also wanted to let you know that Benadryl has a product called Children's Benadryl Perfect Measure. It is liquid Benadryl in pre-filled single use spoons. They are individually wrapped and have a twist off cap. These are great for a lunch bag and I keep some in my purse as well as my DS epi-pen case. I also give some to my in-laws when they have my DS Here is a link for more info on this product http://www.benadryl.com/products/children-allergy/benadryl-perfect-measure-pre-filled-spoons
Mom of 5 yr old PA-TA asthmatic son.