swimming-medic alert

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 3:28am
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

i recently bought ds one of the sportsbands from medic alert. he loves it and doesnt take it off or even mention it except to take a bath cause if it gets wet it takes a while to dry. then it hit me the other day when i was reading another thread that i dont know what we will do this summer cause we swim everyday at the lake. i thought about getting him one of the origional chain ones to wear but i am not sure he will wear it. i am afraid the sports band would come off in the water. plus it would stay wet. any ideas?

James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 3:47am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

Maybe explain that since he is in the lake daily during the summer- he will wear the metal bracelet, because it does not have the drying issues the sports band does.
Buy an extra sports band bracelet and switch them after he comes out of the water (for the day)?
Maybe if you explain the reason for the metal bracelet- he'll be OK w/ it.
This is a link to someone's post about a jelly band bracelet. Maybe this will work for all day water play?

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 12:13pm
3xy1PAinNH's picture
Joined: 08/07/2006 - 09:00

Just tell him that the metal one is his special summer/swimming bracelet. Period. Shouldn't be an issue...

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 1:37pm
Love my babies's picture
Joined: 03/18/2005 - 09:00

Lalow, I was checking into this myself and found some interesting websites.
[url="http://www.biz-promotion.biz"]www.biz-promotion.biz[/url] has medic i.d wristbands made like the Lance Armstrong silicone wristband. You can order the medic wristband with a medal engraved piece in it or order just the all silicone wristband engraved like the Armstrong band. Those are ordered in bulk but 50 wristbands are less than $7 U.S., and you can always use them creatively like at family gathering, make everyone wear them or on friend outings all his friends could wear them as reminders. I know my dd's friend's would love it, they already are "allergic" because they are her friend. Of course my dd is 6 so this would be cool to them. Just putting it out there. Good Luck, BTW, if he is Diabetic, or Asthmatic there is a special website with silicone wristbands just for that.

Posted on: Sun, 02/25/2007 - 10:14pm
lalow's picture
Joined: 03/24/2004 - 09:00

thanks for the ideas. i do think i will just get a regular medal one and tell him it is his swimming bracelet so his other one wont get wet. i think he will do it.
he probably would like the silicon band ones too. my dh wears a red and yellow band all the time that he tells the boys remind him of them (their favorite colors). so both my kids would probably love that. dh would use new ones anyway cause his are faded.
James 5 yrs, NKA
Ben 4 yrs, PA and MA

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