Medical Alert Bracelet for Toddler

Posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 6:01am
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Hello,

I am having a hard time finding a medical alert bracelet for my 21-month-old PA son. I have found some that are 6 inches but that is still way too big for him.

If you have a child this young with a bracelet, can you let me know where you found it. It doesn't have to be the Medic Alert brand, just a bracelet in general.

Thanks so much!
Amy
Alex - PA

Posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 6:46am
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I have a Medic Alert bracelet for my son. They sized it for him. The first one was 5" and now I've ordered one that is 5 1/2". They will resize the links for free.

Posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 11:08am
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My almost three year old just received his medicalert bracelet last week. The woman on the phone told me to measure his wrist. I told her it was just over 4" so she recommended a bracelet sized at 4 3/4". That's what we got. Fits perfectly. His is a true MedicAlert brand.

Posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 9:41pm
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The first one we bought was the stainless steel one from MedicAlert. We took it to a jeweler who sized it for free.
Now he wears the MedicAlert sportband one, and we took that to a cobbler/leather repair store and they sized it for $5.00.
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Tina
Trevor age 3 -PA
Harmony age 1.5 -Asthma, EA
Trace Michael-born June 2004

Posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 9:51pm
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When A.J. was that small, I ordered the smallest sport band from Medic Alert and cut it to fit his wrist. It worked great. I would sugget making it a little loose. That way you may get a couple of years out of it.
Jaime

Posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 11:07pm
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My girls are both very very petite and we got our bracelets from medic alert. They are a bit big but the girls don't mind.

Posted on: Fri, 11/05/2004 - 9:26am
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The woman who owns this business is local to me, and her diabetic son is in my non-PA son's preschool class. She started making these on her own when her son was diagnosed with diabetes. I'm in the process of ordering from her for my 5 yr old PA son. She will custom make you a bracelet to fit your child. The medic alert tag you will receive blank and then you can get it engraved on your own. She makes the bracelets with lobster claw clasps, so that when the child outgorws the bracelet, you can easily remove the tag to use on a new bracelet.

Posted on: Fri, 11/12/2004 - 12:54pm
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Quote:Originally posted by mommy2alex:
[b]Hello,
I am having a hard time finding a medical alert bracelet for my 21-month-old PA son. I have found some that are 6 inches but that is still way too big for him.
If you have a child this young with a bracelet, can you let me know where you found it. It doesn't have to be the Medic Alert brand, just a bracelet in general.
Thanks so much!
Amy
Alex - PA[/b]

Posted on: Fri, 11/12/2004 - 11:44pm
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Hi-
My husband and I were trying to decide last night what to order for noah. our first allergist suggested we put the tag/bracelet on his diaper bag. noah will be 1 year old on jan 1st....do you think it would be better to get one to put right on his wrist now? I might feel more confident if it was on his body rather than the diaper bag, but would love feedback from those who have been there. Also, he is PA, EA and we were told use epi then call 911 if reaction suspected. we don't yet know about asthma, but i bet it will be dx sooner or later. what do you think the wording should be?
We have pamphlets from Medic Alert and American Medical Identifications right now. With medic alert, it looks like you join and pay a yearly fee---is that really helpful---with Am Med. Ident. you just order the bracelet-----does anyone have a preference? I am glad this thread is going as it is at the top of our minds here right now (along with a million other PA things of course)
Thanks!

Posted on: Sat, 11/13/2004 - 6:00am
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My son, now 2.5, was dx when he was just 1. I ordered the Medicalert for him. The csr was so knowledgeable and friendly. She actually helped me w/ wording. And, they size to fit. Just measure his wrist w/ a piece of string. I did pay the yearly fee these first 2 years, but I may stop at some point. I think this service is more helpful if you're dealing w/ more than 1 allergy or allergies plus other medical issues. At one point, his bracelet became loose and a jeweler fixed it for free and said come back any time for an adjustment. BTW, I personally wouldn't put it on the diaper bag. I just don't see someone checking around for it in a true emergency if you're not there. Hope this helps. Julie

Posted on: Sat, 11/13/2004 - 8:03am
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Thanks Julie-I have also been wondering if others have ever been worried about little ones getting off the bracelet and choking somehow? I think noah would find it to be a terrific plaything and keep pulling on it. (he's 10 1/2 months) I wouldn't want to worry if I was driving and he somehow pulled it off while in the carseat when I didn't realize it. Do you take the bracelet off when he naps and sleeps? Is the monthly fee helpful for some reason?

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