tired of buying allergy bracelets!

Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 5:02am
Alexis's picture
Joined: 03/25/2005 - 09:00

my daughter has been PA for 2-almost 3 years. during that time i have bought her 3 medical bracelets....they all have failed in one way or another.
the allergy charms become scratched and ineffective within months. and all 3 of the beaded bracelets have broken. anyone have a solution to this?

Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 5:31am
SpudBerry's picture
Joined: 07/23/2002 - 09:00

I have just bought the plain old Medic Alert bracelet. I put it on his wrist when he was 3 and it hasn't come off since - he is now 6. I need to get him a new one just because of growth soon, but you can still read it and it looks pretty much the same as the day we bought it.
Mom to 6 year old twins Ben & Mike - one PA & the other not.
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Posted on: Thu, 03/30/2006 - 5:41am
kandomom's picture
Joined: 01/12/2006 - 09:00

I second the 'durability' of the original medic alert bracelet from Medic Alert. There is no charm, the emblem is the front of the bracelet, under a special sturdy plastic type coating. This I can see is scratched, but the emblem is still obviously a medical emblem. The engraving is on the back and reads like new. Sometimes I notice the back of the bracelet laying on DD wrist as the front. But like I said the engraving is still fine. Her 1st bracelet was not from Medic Alert, had a medical charm, name engraved on front and allergic to statement on the back. The charm fell off and the name was faded not even 6mths later. She's had the Medic Alert for over 1yr and wears it 24/7. It works for us.

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2006 - 10:15pm
TRexFamily's picture
Joined: 11/30/2004 - 09:00

I bought DD a Medic Alert bracelet about 14 months ago, and we have never taken it off. It looks like new and is still in perfect condition.
I have been very pleased with the quality and definitely recommend them.

Posted on: Fri, 04/07/2006 - 12:34pm
NCMom's picture
Joined: 04/30/2003 - 09:00

I also have a Medic Alert bracelet for my son - we put it on him when he was about 3 1/2 and he just turned 6. Never comes off. His is also scratched on the surface but only the coating - you can readily tell what it is and the engraving is also perfect on the back. He's a very active boy and scrapes it on the driveway or wherever he is at the time! It has held up well.
Sometimes he turns it with the engraving side out so it stays put against his wrist and doesn't move up or down. I guess he just likes it that way. But I would definitely recommend it for durability.

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 12:55am
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Sherlyn, when my son had outgrown his bracelet I had so much extra chain from having it made smaller previously - I went in to a jewellry store to see if they could put the bigger piece on the bracelet. Not only did he do it -- but he did it for free. This was more then 10 years ago - but when the guy saw what the bracelet was, he said no charge. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

Posted on: Sat, 04/08/2006 - 11:17am
nonutsplease730's picture
Joined: 04/08/2006 - 09:00

My son is 2 1/2 and we ordered him a kids sportband medical ID braclet from americanmedical-id.com. Is has worked good for us so far. He has only had it for about 8 months. The only problem we have with it is getting him to wear it. So he has a choice of wearing it on his wrist, his ankle or his belt loop when he has one. Most of the time he prefers his ankle. He does better if we give him a choice of where to wear it instead of just making him put it on. The band is adjustable too. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 12:31am
Annshel's picture
Joined: 05/30/2002 - 09:00

Alexis--I had the same problem. My guy is pretty active and chain was constantly breaking. I had to get it fixed numerous times. Just recently purchased the sports one and it should be arriving any day. Hopefully we'll have more luck with this one.

Posted on: Wed, 05/17/2006 - 10:08am
Arlene's picture
Joined: 11/03/2004 - 09:00

I bought the sports one (velcro fastening) for my 4 year old, but he wouldn't wear it. It is quite stiff and scratchy and after he wore it for a few hours his wrist was a bit red. I ordered the silver link bracelet as a replacement.

Posted on: Wed, 06/14/2006 - 12:25pm
alliedhealth's picture
Joined: 06/10/2006 - 09:00

I bought the medical ID slide with red emblem from N-style ID. Their sports bands were very stiff so I took the stretchy sports band from a TIMEX Kids watch and put the slide on it- no problems- my 4 year old son wore it with no problems

Posted on: Wed, 07/05/2006 - 12:01pm
exploredreamdiscover's picture
Joined: 07/04/2006 - 09:00

We have been thru a few medical alert bracelets over the years as our PA is now a teen! When he was small we bought the the chain bracelet and it was fine. As he got older the sports bracelet was the way to go and we found it was terrific-too easy to come off if he wanted it off and after much sports wear the attatchement to the metal information piece became loose and fringed. He know wears a dog tag chain around his neck and finds this cool as the latest trend for chairty publicity is dog tags-he is very responsible with it and it has held up wonderfully. All in all I have been very pleased with the medical alert braclets/necklaces and the calls to medical alert have always been professional in nature, helpful, informative and kind.
Some schools do not allow the wrist/neck chains to be worn during gym classes. I recently ran into a Mom of a young child who wears a Medic Alert bracelet and she has him wear a wrist sweat band around it during gym-it keeps it in place and does not allow it to get caught during an activity-I thought that was terrific!
Hope this helps,
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