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Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2000 - 2:34am
canada's picture
Joined: 02/19/2000 - 09:00

pOk, Medic alert makes a bracelet, originally aimed for the teen market that is made of nylon, the "tag" rests on the nylon band. The clip is plastic, sort of thing you'd find on support belts, back packs. Kind of hard to describe. The colours are fun and the kids like them. My only "problem" with that type is that the child can remove it themselves if they can master the double side clip thing. As for the metal allergy, is it a contact allergy, because, you could try the old clear nail polish thing. The point of the medic alert is the registry thing, it's the most important part of their service.br /
Ok, everytime I meet a new child who has to start wearing a bracelet this is what we do:br /
We have a show and tell party. I gather as many people as I can that wear a bracelet and the "new" child puts in on when the others are there. It gives to opportunity to make a big deal out of it, you know, just like so and so, look yours has more/less words mine is bigger/smaller what words do you have etc. thing. The for the next little while, when out of the house, have child look at other peoples wrist to see who has one, maybe start conversations with people who have etc. I found that adults quickly let in on the "problem" always help out with a few words of encouragement to the child. Works great and I have yet to hear of one of the children started off in this fashion later want to remove their bracelet. Quite the contrary, it so becomes part of them that they rush to get it fixed if it breaks in play. Good luck./p
p[This message has been edited by canada (edited March 07, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2000 - 9:54am
tamisly's picture
Joined: 12/21/1999 - 09:00

pI was excited to hear that Medic Alert had a nylon band braclet that I called as soon as I read the post. I was told via phone that they DO NOT have such a product at this time. They hope sometime in the future due to so many mothers requesting it./p

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2000 - 11:12am
canada's picture
Joined: 02/19/2000 - 09:00

pDid you call Medic Alert in the States or in Canada. Maybe it's different down there but I assure your we have them here. I know cause I saw them at the last AAIA conference. They cost almost the same as the regular ones. Need help, write back or e-mail me i'll get you connected./p
p[This message has been edited by canada (edited March 07, 2000).]/p

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2000 - 12:01pm
Tlarrab's picture
Joined: 02/13/2000 - 09:00

pMy 18 month old son has been successfully wearing his medicalert bracelet for 3 weeks. Before purchasing I spoke with an ems who told me they look for the necklace or bracelet. I was considering having one customed made. He also emphasized the importance of the "star of life" emblem as this first alerts them to a life threatening condition on the piece. The size was called junior. I wasnt pleased with how fast the front got scratched up but the message is scribed on the back. I was able to fit "Fatal Allergy- Peanut Products/Tree nuts". I slipped it on his wrist while he was sleeping. When he woke he fussed some but I made a big deal about it. We have had no problems with it so far./p

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2000 - 12:37pm
joeysmom's picture
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

pQuote:Originally posted by tamisly:br /
[b]I was excited to hear that Medic Alert had a nylon band braclet that I called as soon as I read the post. I was told via phone that they DO NOT have such a product at this time. They hope sometime in the future due to so many mothers requesting it.[/b]/p
pthere nylon bacelet is on the cadia medic alert site at [url="http://www.medicalert.ca."]www.medicalert.ca.[/url]/p

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2000 - 2:28pm
Renee's picture
Joined: 09/02/1999 - 09:00

pI was not sure where to post this but it seemed most related to this thread. My daughter has been wearing a Medic Alert bracelet since she was 18 month old. Hers got scratched badly on both sides. She is turning 5 soon and will be starting Kindergarten so I called Medic Alert and they sent me a replacement bracelet for free. In addition, the engraving has changed, it is now deeper and blackened. Much more readable./p

Posted on: Wed, 03/08/2000 - 12:09am
Hope's picture
Joined: 07/29/1999 - 09:00

pWe have the nylon medic alert bracelet for our daughter. They call it the 'sport bracelet'./p
pShe was 2 when we got it so our priorities were it had to be safe for play (it is...it will give first if it is caught on something before hurting her arm)br /
It had to be really small and adjustable...it is...the strap came to fit her wrist and can be adjusted to fit comfortably over clothes or jackets etc.br /
We like the idea of nylon rather than metal for our furnitures sake!..toddlers aren't usually careful about that and I didn't want to have to bug her about being careful with it./p
pCANADA...I love your suggestion about getting people together to inaugurate the new braclet and wearer...My sister wears one and my daughter always checks to make sure she has it on...it has made my sister more vigilant in wearing hers!/p

Posted on: Wed, 03/08/2000 - 1:43am
tamisly's picture
Joined: 12/21/1999 - 09:00

pTHANKS for the Canada info on the nylon braclet. I have already ordered it!!!! Canada is just so far ahead of us in the States (or so it seems), THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!/p

Posted on: Wed, 03/08/2000 - 3:53am
canada's picture
Joined: 02/19/2000 - 09:00

pHello, guess what I got in the mail today! The neew Medic Alert brochure. So because I can't scan, here is the relevant price list and telephone number./p
TEL: 1-800-668-1507 OR 416-696-0267br /
Canadian Medic Alert Foundationbr /
250 Ferrand Drive suite 310br /
Toronto, Ont. M3C 3G8/p
pFYI Medic Alert was founded by a Canadian doctor and his wife for their daughter who has a serious medical condition./p
pThe stainless steel bracelet has never scrathed the furniture in our house and we have all wood stuff. The only thing it ever did was mark the walls on the playroom, she though it was funny that she could "write" with it. No harm done to the actual wall, just some marks on the paint. She only did it once and that was it./p

Posted on: Wed, 03/08/2000 - 5:20am
tamisly's picture
Joined: 12/21/1999 - 09:00

pFor anyone calling from California and maybe anywhere in the U.S. the 800 number doesn't work. Here is the direct phone #1-416-696-0267. They were VERY helpful. Thanks for the post. If you already have a medic alert braclet, the part that has the info, hooks onto the sports band. They are charging me $10 for the band and $6.00 for shipping. What a great deal. /p
p[This message has been edited by tamisly (edited March 08, 2000).]/p



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