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Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 12:01pm
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I always have our address names and phone numbers on the back of car seats. I have heard of people getting in a wreck and the baby being taken to hospital in car seat. Never can be too sure. Once I found out about my son's allergy I just put that information on the back of car seat as well.

Posted on: Tue, 03/14/2006 - 11:47pm
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Don't put stickers on a car seat.
My husband works in safety supplies. When it comes to products for safety (like construction helmets, fireman's helmets, and bike helmets) if a sticker is put on it - it is no longer guaranteed. There is something in glue that can weaken the plastics. Some kids bike helmets used to come with stickers - but the instructions actually said that only those stickers should be used.
I don't understand chemistry at all. But, you don't want to weaken the plastic of a car seat.

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 12:01am
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Hmmm. Maybe the solution is to tatoo our kids' foreheads with the relevant info...
;-)
--Debbie

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 12:03am
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Quote:Originally posted by DRobbins:
[b]Hmmm. Maybe the solution is to tatoo our kids' foreheads with the relevant info...
;-)
--Debbie[/b]
I'm more in favor of those scrolling battery operated electronic signs one can strap to their chest....... [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 12:48am
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Debbie, my son told me that he's picked up a few patients that actually do have their pertinent information tattooed on their arms. (Not suggesting people tattoo their children - just commenting.)

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 2:36am
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Quote:Originally posted by AnnaMarie:
[b]Debbie, my son told me that he's picked up a few patients that actually do have their pertinent information tattooed on their arms. (Not suggesting people tattoo their children - just commenting.)[/b]
was this self-inflicted? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] I can't imagine medical personnel (at least where I work) suggesting having such information tatooed on themselves. I mean, *wow* if I could [i]even[/i] find a tatoo parlor I trusted. But that might just be me and my own personal quirks.
I mean, all that aside, [i]what if information changes[/i]? I've not always had things diagnosed correctly............
do insurance companies cover this..........? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 3:11am
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Quote:Originally posted by AnnaMarie:
[b]Debbie, my son told me that he's picked up a few patients that actually do have their pertinent information tattooed on their arms. (Not suggesting people tattoo their children - just commenting.)[/b]
Wow. I thought I was making a joke. Little did I know I was actually being a trendsetter! :-)
--Debbie

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 3:51am
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Quote:Originally posted by MommaBear:
[b] was this self-inflicted? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img] I can't imagine medical personnel (at least where I work) suggesting having such information tatooed on themselves. I mean, *wow* if I could [i]even[/i] find a tatoo parlor I trusted. But that might just be me and my own personal quirks.
I mean, all that aside, [i]what if information changes[/i]? I've not always had things diagnosed correctly............
do insurance companies cover this..........? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
[/b]
Definitely just a personal decision - and I don't think it was covered. (But then, neither is my medic-alert bracelet.)
I know one guy that had an allergy tattooed on his arm said that it was because with his work he had to remove his bracelet, and he usually forgot to put it back on.
Anyway, I'm not recommending this - just saying, some people chose to do it. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
If information changes - maybe they can get it changed to a flower. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/tongue.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 4:22am
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Quote:Originally posted by AnnaMarie:
[b] Definitely just a personal decision - and I don't think it was covered. (But then, neither is my medic-alert bracelet.)
[/b]
oh, I just meant in that it involved a body altering process, KWIM? Like cosmetic surgery. My child's medical bracelet doesn't involve any bodily modifications...

Posted on: Wed, 03/15/2006 - 4:52am
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A friend of mine who is an EMT tells me a tattoo would garner much more attention than a medic-alert pendant/bracelet. They aren't looking for jewelry when someone is in distress, but something written right on the skin *would* be noticed.
I'm not going to have my health info tattooed on my skin. I fear big brother too much. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
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