whose child does NOT wear a bracelet (toddler/preschooler)

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 4:14am
My2girls's picture
Joined: 04/12/2007 - 09:00

just wondering if people decide NOT to have thir child wear one and why.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 5:53am
jtolpin's picture
Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

Yup. Caitlin.
Bad idea.
Havent forced/pressed the issue.
We HAVE one though. When the time comes, she'll wear it. We're just 'not there' yet.
We should be. We're bad parents [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
I shouldnt be telling you this, but you asked [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Do as I say, not as I do.. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 6:06am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

just got ALL my kids one...so now the 1yr old has one(for milk and eggs), 3yr old has one(for milk and eggs...also mentioned beef, pork and soy) 6yr old has one(for peanut/tree nut, eggs and asthma) and 8yr old has one(for asthma).....
my youngest 2 didn't have one prior to 2 weeks ago...which was dumb of me. If I were in an accident and unable to speak/communicate or hurt seriously, I woudln't want the hospital/fire dept/police offering them cups/bottles of MILK!!!! So I finally got them and they wear them!
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 6:10am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

My ds wore his from age 4.5 through kindergarden and never took it off. then it was a battle. I make him wear it when we are out of town, travel on airplane, during camp and we usually get through one month of school with him wearing it.
He is back to wearing it pretty regularly he is now 9. He has 3 different ones...one sports, one neon orange, one another color. Now he's asking for a metal one.
I told him no more until he shows responsibility in wearing it daily.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 6:14am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

My 7YO DD has never worn one. Her Dr. didn't think it was really necessary. But I am going to get her one this summer for 2 reasons: she's added a latex allergy (likely to be a problem if emergency med help of any kind is needed), and we're moving to a new school district that hasn't dealt with the allergy as much.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 6:31am
niche's picture
Joined: 02/05/2007 - 09:00

Hi, My son hasn't ever worn one. I am a bad parent. I am going to order one soon for him to wear when he goes to a bigger school.
DD 10 mos ??????

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 8:27am
mistey's picture
Joined: 01/18/2004 - 09:00

My 5 year-old son hasn't had one yet, but we will get one for him before starting kindergarten.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 12:19pm
Jen224's picture
Joined: 05/22/2006 - 09:00

My DS starts preschool this fall. I plan on getting one in the next couple weeks....should have done this a year ago. Don't know what I was thinking.

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2007 - 10:40pm
AidansMommy's picture
Joined: 04/06/2007 - 09:00

We got one for the same reason mentioned above. DS is only one, if we were in an accident and couldn't tell emergency personnel about his PA, the bracelet would.
He wears it whenever we leave the house.

Posted on: Sat, 05/05/2007 - 12:47am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

My 22 year old son has worn his medic alert since he was 5. He refuses to take it off. It has become part of him like the epi pens strapped to his belt loop. He knows the consequences.
If your three year old is with you or enlightened adults all the time then she's fine. Once she is out in the world without you then she needs it.

Posted on: Sat, 05/05/2007 - 1:55am
MCKMOM's picture
Joined: 08/25/2006 - 09:00

My 4 yr old DD wears one, never takes it off.
swims with it, bathes, plays, sleeps goes to preschool, (she just started) a great one- just opened in a new building and sent out a note that the new building is peanut free, yeah.
anyway she has two, both metal but one the emblem is pink, the other-purple.
the only time they come off is to change one to the other....
She likes them has had them for 1 1/2 years...
[This message has been edited by MCKMOM (edited May 05, 2007).]


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