When does your child wear Medic Alert?

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 10:20pm
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I am just wonderng when everyone's child (or yourself if adult PA) wears their Medic Alert (or equivalent) bracelet? Is it 24 hours a day?

My DS (8) wears his any time he leaves the house. I let him take it off inside the house but am starting to wonder if that's a good idea.

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Barb

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 10:45pm
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My almost 4-year old wears his 24/7. He has done so since he was 11 mo. old.

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 10:45pm
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24/7

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 10:52pm
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Can I also ask Why for those who are 24/7? I'm not being dim but if a child is in the house and with a parent is it necessary (previously been my thought as he is resistant to wearing it as it annoys him)
Thanks
Barb

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 10:55pm
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My daughter wears hers 24/7. She has worn one since she was 13 months old. She started wearing it on her ankle because the smallest size they had was to big for her wrist. She is on version number 3 and it is now on her wrist.
Cindy

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 10:55pm
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24/7
My pa dd is 10. If she were able to take it off, she would forget to put it back on, or better yet, lose it.
I'd rather it always stay on. It's like another part of her now. She has almost never complained.

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 11:13pm
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Barb,
DS wears his 24/7 too. Every child is different of course, but I think leaving it on makes them get used to it and forget about it. DS rarely mentions it.
Leaving it on worked for dh and his wedding ring (lol), so I did the same with ds. Meg

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 11:15pm
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My DD wears hers 24/7. She got it when she was almost 3, just before starting preschool.
She got used to it very quickly and has never complained. She doesn't notice it as it is always there. I struggled to open the clasp to get it on her, I know I wouldn't be able to get it off easily, even if I wanted to.

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 11:21pm
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Quote:Originally posted by barb1123:
[b]Can I also ask Why for those who are 24/7?
Thanks
Barb[/b]
One less thing to forget when we are leaving the house [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I also feel like an emergency could happen at any time (fire, etc.) so by having him wear it all the time I know that the information is available to EMTs or others.

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 11:29pm
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Quote:Originally posted by 2BusyBoys:
[b] One less thing to forget when we are leaving the house [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I also feel like an emergency could happen at any time (fire, etc.) so by having him wear it all the time I know that the information is available to EMTs or others.
[/b]
What a great point!

Posted on: Sun, 02/04/2007 - 11:46pm
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24/7. Cannot really plan in advance which day there will be an emergency and tell her to put it on that day, KWIM? Besides they make the clasp intentionally hard to open so that it won`t come off by accident. If you keep opening it and closing it to take it on and off, the clasp is not as secure, so that it can come off on its own.

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