Medic Alert Bracelets

Posted on: Fri, 08/27/2004 - 3:42am
lauried68's picture
Joined: 08/27/2004 - 09:00

I've just received an ID bracelet for my dd. She is not too thrilled about the idea of wearing it and I had told her that she only had to wear it in certain situations (such as when she is in a group with lots of kids and few teachers). I didn't realize that the bracelets were made to stay on all the time. Do your children get used to them or do you allow them to come off sometimes? Please don't bash me for telling her she didn't have to wear it all the time. We are very careful about her allergy and she is very good about telling people what she needs to stay safe. She is almost 5 and we've known about her allergy since 13 months, so she has grown up always being aware and careful.

Kendall (peanuts and pecans)

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 12:02am
JaneeseB's picture
Joined: 09/15/2004 - 09:00

My son has a MedicAlert bracelet. We got it right after he turned 4yrs. We put it on him and he has never taken it off. For the first few days he wanted to take it off from time to time, but after the ajustment was over it has never bothered him.
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Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 12:36am
leers's picture
Joined: 07/09/2001 - 09:00

We have a Medic Alert bracelet. We decided to get it for when he entered school. Before that he was also at my right hip so to speak and I didn't feel the need for one.

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 12:37am
Shuleran's picture
Joined: 07/25/2004 - 09:00

My daughter has had a medical ID bracelet since she was 3 years old. She is 6 years old now. We have replaced it 4 times. She is extremely hard on shoes, clothes and jewelry. It is not a "real" medicalert bracelet, but is engraved with all of her information. She does not bother it at all.

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 1:05am
Anonymous's picture
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Both my PA daughters wear their medic alert bracelets all the time. My oldest was 3 when she started wearing it and my youngest 2.

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 2:47am
hapi2bgf's picture
Joined: 04/22/2004 - 09:00

My daughter has had her official MedicAlert bracelet for a few months now. At first she hated it and was only forced to wear it when we left the house. However, after adding beads that she picked out she loves the bracelet and does not take it off for swimming, bathing, anything. The best part is she happily shows everyone her bracelet and then tells them that she is allergic to peanuts. This startles most people since she is 3 1/2.
I think the original poster had boys. The MedicAlert site (just do a yahoo search to find it) has "Sport" bands. They are nylon looking with themes like football that the boys might like better than a silver bracelet.
My daughther did not wear an allergy bracelet of any kind for the first year or so, since she was always with me. Then someone on this site pointed out if you or your child has an accident and are unconscious someone could easily give the child something to eat or medication that they are allergic to. Plus, I have found that strangers and other parents take the "allergy issue" more seriously with a medicallert bracelet.

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 2:52am
delphine's picture
Joined: 09/28/2004 - 09:00

I have thought about what would happen in an accident, that's my main reason for wanting ds to have one. I am looking into the sports band. I have to measure ds's wrist, I am not sure if it will be too small for him.
Thanks for all the thoughts.
Laura - Mom to Lukas (PA) and Marcus (NKA)

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 4:46am
2BusyBoys's picture
Joined: 09/03/2004 - 09:00

My son has worn his medicalert bracelet since he was thirteen months. We figured he might as well get used to it!
Lots of people ask about his bracelet. A great opportunity to spread the word about food allergies. And if he is ever lost Medicalert has our contact numbers.
Jodi mom to:
Dominic 5/22/01 NKA
Zachary 3/18/03 Peanuts, Dairy, Eggs, Avoiding all TN, Fish, Shellfish...

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 5:14am
heather1056's picture
Joined: 08/12/2004 - 09:00

20 months.
He goes to daycare and it reminds his teachers (and substitutes) of his multiple food allergies. Also, if he were to (God forbid!) ever get lost, it would help those finding him...

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 5:30am
attlun's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Trevor's been wearing a "real" Medic Alert bracelet since he was 20 months old.
He wore the stainless steel one until it kept making him have a little rash on his wrist.
We got him the sportband one, and it hasn't bothered him since. It was huge on him, and someone here suggested taking it to a shoe repair store to be sized. They charged $5, and now it fits him perfectly.
He never takes it off.
Trevor age 3 -PA
Harmony age 1.5 -Asthma, EA
Trace Michael-born June 2004

Posted on: Tue, 10/12/2004 - 5:48am
happycat's picture
Joined: 08/31/2004 - 09:00

DS wears a "real" MedicAlert bracelet (the sport band type). He was diagnosed with PA at 3 1/2 and we got the bracelet this year when he turned 4 and went to pre-school.
So far he only wears it on pre-school days (but he doesn't have any problem with wearing it).


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