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Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 6:26am
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Just curious to see what everyone has choosen to have in their lives out of the following items?

1. The Clean Shopper (or similar)
2. The Clean Diner (or similar)
3. Peanut-free signs (at home, school or somewhere else?)
4. Peanut-free stickers
5. Peanut-free gear (which ones? hats, shirts..etc)
6. epi-pen carrier belts (or fanny pack...etc.)
7. Medical Braclet/necklace
8. Sunbutter or Soybutter (or similar)
9. Video tapes, books and stuff, memberships

TIA~Cindy

(Edited to add Cindy's (hehe...other Cindy) idea's for #9)

[This message has been edited by Mom2Sariah (edited June 14, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 6:37am
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I have none of the above.
Although before my ds goes to Kindergarten this Fall I will purchase him a medic alert bracelet.
We tried the Soybutter but the kids didn't really care for it. Didn't hate it, didn't love it.
Starting this Fall ds #2 will be attending a new preschool (to accommodate for location to ds #1 school) and I know that his preschool has peanut free signs (including "may contains" etc.)

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 6:40am
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6. epi-pen carrier belts (or fanny pack...etc.)
We have an duo-epi pen pouch (with inhaler room that we use for benadryl)
7. Medical Braclet/necklace
(See reaction story -- Will be ordering medic alert bracelet)
8. Sunbutter or Soybutter (or similar)
Soynut butter went over well for mths. Then they decided they didnt want it. Their sandwich du jour is now cream cheese and jelly (one soy, one cows milk)
Jason

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 7:46am
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Cindy, not sure if it really depends on the age of your PA child or not, what you end up having out of all of this "gear", but here goes:-
1. The Clean Shopper (or similar)
No.
2. The Clean Diner (or similar)
No.
3. Peanut-free signs (at home, school or somewhere else?)
Yes, for my son's classroom, fifth year in a row now (He's 8-1/2) that I got from another PA.com member and whose link is posted here.
4. Peanut-free stickers
No.
5. Peanut-free gear (which ones? hats, shirts..etc)
I did have, when my son was wee, say 4, "peanut free" pins for him to wear. He absolutely hated them. Not because of what they said or anything, just didn't want a pin stuck to him. I ended up sending the three or four of them I had to other PA.com members that wanted them and thought their children would wear them.
6. epi-pen carrier belts (or fanny pack...etc.)
Yes, since the age of 3-3/4. First a fanny pack for JK and SK. Then a MedicAlert Epi-belt for Grades One and up. I consider it an essential.
7. Medical Braclet/necklace
Same as above.
8. Sunbutter or Soybutter (or similar)
No, feel no need to sub since I hate pb anyway and I did see one of the butters and just didn't feel comfie with how it looked so much like pb (understanding that it is *my* problem and may not be my son's).
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 7:54am
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Quote:Originally posted by Alternative to Mainstream:
[b]Cindy, not sure if it really depends on the age of your PA child or not, what you end up having out of all of this "gear", but here goes:-
[/b]
Alternative to Mainstream~Yeah, it does depend on the age of the child but I also hoped that if they were used in the past they'd post even if the child is too big, does not need, etc. anymore.
I've just really been curious to see what other's use.
Thanks~Cindy

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 9:35am
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Cindy (sorry, I love typing your *real* name rather than your UserName since it's the same as mine [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] ), I think, for me, when my son was first diagnosed, we didn't have the internet and so I didn't know a LOT of different products were out there that we may have thought about getting.
Also factored into my decision was that we lived in a one horse town from the time he was 2-1/2 'til almost 6, so we knew all of the restaurants that we were going into, there was only one grocery store, etc.
At the age of 3-3/4, he was required by his school to wear his Epi-pen, so thus the fanny pack.
Still, in thinking about it now, and seeing what different products are out there (I know one member regularly sends me an e-mail with her different allergy gear in it), I'd still probably do things the same way we've done them. Epi-belt and MedicAlert bracelet.
For me, I'm more concerned with getting the allergy bedding for his bed to help with his asthma and stuff like Hepa filters.
Personally, for me, I wouldn't mind a PA.com t-shirt, but only because it's where I spend all my time! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
There was something else that came to mind that *may* be considered "gear" but it blipped out of my head as fast as it came in.
Oh, video tapes, books and stuff, memberships.
I do have, somewhere in the school system floating around which they cannot find, a home-made tape another member made for me of I believe three FAAN videos.
I'm not a member of Anaphylaxis Canada, but I do receive up-dates from them because I do have my son registered in their registry as being anaphylactic.
The pins I spoke about above, the ones my son didn't care for or want to wear, I actually found those through AAIA, who I was receiving written information from because, for me, it was pre-internet.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 10:17am
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Quote:Originally posted by Mom2Sariah:
[b]Just curious to see what everyone has choosen to have in their lives out of the following items?
1. The Clean Shopper (or similar)
NO
2. The Clean Diner (or similar)
NO
3. Peanut-free signs (at home, school or somewhere else?)
YES, AT SCHOOL
4. Peanut-free stickers
NO
5. Peanut-free gear (which ones? hats, shirts..etc)
NO
6. epi-pen carrier belts (or fanny pack...etc.)
YES, CAMERA TYPE BAG
7. Medical Braclet/necklace
YES, BRACELET
8. Sunbutter or Soybutter (or similar)
YES, SUNBUTTER FOR NON PA SIBLING
TIA~Cindy[/b]

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 10:33am
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Cindy....lol....Sorry I didn't call you by your name...I was afraid I'd use to many "Cindy's" and confuse you or myself. ROFL I to prefer to use names instead of Nicknames.
Thanks for all your info. You are such a great poster to this site. I appreciate all your info I've read!
Cindy

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 11:12am
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1. The Clean Shopper (or similar)
NO
2. The Clean Diner (or similar)
NO
3. Peanut-free signs (at home, school or somewhere else?)
NO - however DS's Sunday School teacher posted his action plan on the classroom wall on her own.
4. Peanut-free stickers
NO
5. Peanut-free gear (which ones? hats, shirts..etc)
NO
6. epi-pen carrier belts (or fanny pack...etc.)
YES - Epimate is great for us!
7. Medical Braclet/necklace
YES - had a medic alert bracelet but he was allergic to it. Since it broke we haven't replaced it, but I just found a new product that looks promising...ID on Me...I emailed the company and in the fall their new bracelets will include the medical symbol on the front!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]
8. Sunbutter or Soybutter (or similar)
YES - DD outgrew her PA and likes PB, but since we maintain a peanut free household for DS and myself she gets IM Healthy Soybutter (creamy, honey kind) instead. My friends can't tell much, if any, difference between it and real pb.
9. Video tapes, books and stuff, memberships
NO
Good survey!
Rebekah
edited to change spacing.
[This message has been edited by rebekahc (edited June 14, 2004).]

Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 2:05pm
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Cindy, it's okay you didn't use my *real* name, we usually don't here, we do go by the UserName because a lot of people don't even have their *real* names anywhere on the board for privacy reasons. I was new to the internet when I found PA.com so I actually used my *real* full name, right out there, Cindy Spowart Cook, when I started posting here. After it blipped out, I chose a different name.
Most people call me ATM which makes me feel like a bank machine, albeit an empty one.
Glad I could help.
I'm just reading through the list now, and not that any thread ever has a definitive answer, but looks like most people answering have the Epi-belts (or something similar) and the MedicAlert bracelet and don't worry about other stuff.
As I say, even if I had to do it over again, with all of the information I now have with products out there, I'd probably still do the same.
I think if you're out and about for different social gatherings and stuff and have a wee one, the PA pins or stickers could be quite helpful.
Oh, what I have purchased before are the BE A PAL stickers to hand out to my son's classmates at the end of the year along with the BE A PAL certificates. I think FAAN probably has a lot of *good* things that are school friendly, but with the experiences I've had the last two years (this one and last year) with my son's schools, I've even gotten away from those.
I also get up-dates from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency which has alerts re foods that have not been labeled properly.
Another website I use often to check out manufactuers, [url="http://www.nuconnexions.com"]www.nuconnexions.com[/url] , a fellow PA.com member, they now have e-mails you can subscribe to as well, but that continues to be on my "to do" list.
I think I'm trying to avoid going to bed because I have to go on ANOTHER field trip tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it, although I have never been to a mushroom farm before. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 06/14/2004 - 3:19pm
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No peanuts signs in the house
Medicalert bracelet since she was 3
Epi pen belt holder she has been wearing since she was 4
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