What kind of bag do you keep medicines in?

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 4:31am
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We carry 2 epipens, bendryl, syringe, inhaler, spacer. I have the red bag from FAAN for the epipen/benedry and the allergy kids bag for the inhaler and spacer. I keep both bags in a backpack that needs replacing. Since the backpack needs replacing, I thought...ther has got to be a better way.

Is there a bag that can hold all medicines? Are there any purse type options that could compartmentalize everything and allow you to pull out medicines easily to leave at church, etc?

Thank you in advance.

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 4:47am
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Good question, I currently carry all of my sons stuff in a makeup bag in my purse:)Everything fits, but something else would be nice.

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 11:22am
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I keep it in my purse. But my DH carries it in the fanny pack.

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 12:00pm
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I got a small lunch bag/cooler from LL Bean that works great. It is big enough to keep all the meds, a small first aid kit, a small thing of wipes and a snack. Yet small enough that my almost 3yr old can carry it with ease.

Posted on: Wed, 07/02/2008 - 2:23am
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Right now I use one of those pencil bags that go in 3-ring binders. I have a clip on it so that I can clip it easily on and off of bags (I use diaper bags and my purse) and I can fit her Epi pen, benadryl and a hard laminated medical info sheet in there with room to spare. Because of young children, I have it double clipped (hard to explain)so that they can not open it accidentally.

Posted on: Wed, 07/02/2008 - 7:00am
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I have a small zipper bag that has a clip on it that can fit in my purse or can clip onto dh's belt loop when he is with ds. I carry 2 epi's and 3 single dose benadryls. I also have my epi trainer in there so if I leave ds with anyone I can give a quick lesson.

Posted on: Thu, 07/03/2008 - 12:53pm
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We recently got a Frio [url="http://coolerconcept.com/"]http://coolerconcept.com/[/url]
for the summer time in order to keep epi pen in the cool temperature. We have a small one for daily activities, it carries one epi pen, one benadryl and benadryl topical cream. We use a large one for traveling, and it fits doubles of everything.

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2008 - 6:20am
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Wow cfkjc2, I wish I had run across this earlier! The Frio sounds really great for summer. Could 2 epis, benadryl spoons or melt stip container fit as well in the small one?
We ended up buying a Koziepi duo carrier. [url="http://www.kozyepi.com"]http://www.kozyepi.com[/url] I talked with the owner and she was willing to make one a little larger to accomodate our needs, which I really appreciated. It's neoprene, so not totally insulated. But DD picked out the style and likes it, so that was a big plus for me! We use that for school and the teachers hand it off vs. her carrying it yet. We take the bag home every night, so I take the belt off and put the bag in my purse for weekends/home outings. I think DH uses the strap to hold it across his chest or waist.
Another option I've used occasionally for more insulation is an insulated water bottle holder we found on Amazon.com The smaller one can hold 2 epis and a Benadryl bottle and some smaller soft cold packs. It has an adjustable opening and shoulder strap.
[url="http://www.amazon.com/Insulated-Sport-Water-Bottle-Holder/dp/B000Q659W2/ref=pd_sim_sg_title_1"]http://www.amazon.com/Insulated-Sport-Water-Bottle-Holder/dp/B000Q659W2/ref=pd_sim_sg_title_1[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2008 - 6:42am
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Hello KSLaru,
The Carrier you have is adorable! I might end up getting one as well when my daughter is older and wants to be more "fashionable" For now, I am the one hauling it around.
We are very pleased with the Frio, The website I mentioned is very helpful (Patty, I believe) I had spoken with her personally many times. I love the fact that it keeps the medications at the right temperature in a very easy way, no ice or other things needed. In short, you should need to dip it in the cool water for 5-8 mins and it works for days from there,reactivate it when the pouch dries out.
As for the size, small one is only enough for one epi pen, two benadryl spoons. The large one will hold everything you mentioned. This is my experience with the Frio, hope it helps.

Posted on: Sat, 07/05/2008 - 5:50am
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I have to admit, I was hoping DD would pick something that would stand out, and fortunately she is going through a "red" phase and picked the red bag with the dancing birds. Hopefully this will help if there is an actual emergency, especially at school! :)

Posted on: Sun, 07/06/2008 - 5:39am
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I keep dd's epi pens and benadryl in a gallon sized ziploc, in my purse. This gets dropped off at preschool, playdates, etc..
Shes' 4, and also has this tiny pink Disney Princess backpack that fits everything perfectly. Sometimes we keep stuff in there...but at this point, I'd rather have her stuff in my purse.
The 3 ring binder pencil holder sounds good too... maybe I"ll grab one of those when school starts.
The other allergic kids at her preschool have gallon ziplocs with a big label w/ name and instructions taped to the outside... I wanted her bag to look like their's, so it's easily identifiable as an "allergy" bag.

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