*tricks* requested. PA DD\'s twin sister will want a medical alert bracelet too.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 6:07am
My2girls's picture
Joined: 04/12/2007 - 09:00

what do you do with the sibling who wants to wear same bracelet? mom's of twins can understand what i'm about to go through...not a silly question....any tricks you used? if so-please share. thanks. DD twins are 3.8 yrs old.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 8:11am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

Get her one too. Nothing written on it. Maybe Medic alert can give you a blank one at a discount.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 8:13am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I have the same problem(kind of)....my nephew(he's 9) is coming to live with us and all my kids wear a medical bracelet...he saw them and now asked me for one as well. He even told me he is allergic to mosquitos so he needs a bracelet. I am now searching the web for a velcro bracelet just without the medical emblem on it....I'll let you know if I find something. I even thought if I could find one with his name on it or something???
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: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 9:06am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

What about an ID bracelet? It would be a good thing for her to have anyway, just in case you are separated at the mall or something.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 10:16am
My2girls's picture
Joined: 04/12/2007 - 09:00

all good ideas, but i'm afraid the girls will play and switch bracelets

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 10:25am
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Anonymous (not verified)

The real medic-alert bracelets are not easy to undo. I usually have to use my teeth to help me undo it. Is everyone elses as tight as mine is? Mine would be very difficult for a child to undo.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 10:36am
Sandra Y's picture
Joined: 08/22/2000 - 09:00

I agree with AnnaMarie, they won't be able to get it off, not if it's a real Medic Alert, the standard stainless steel bracelet. It's a major operation for an adult to do it.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 10:39am
maddiesmom's picture
Joined: 12/20/1999 - 09:00

I agree that they won't be able to "switch" the MedicAlert bracelets if you get the silver stainless steel one-I have a hard time opening it to take it off (usually have DH do it), so I can't imagine a 4 year old being able to do it.
If you get the velcro ones (you mentioned you daughter is into sports) then YES they could switch and that is when you just need to tell them NEVER to do that. Scary thought. Might need to put on the "strict mean mommy hat" (I have one..just used it today) and tell them they cannot switch the bracelets.
Just a thought. Good luck-you are doing great!!!

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 11:06am
mommyofmatt's picture
Joined: 03/12/2004 - 09:00

ok, my guys are about to turn 5. Allergic ds has had his bracelet since he was 18 mos. That may have solved my problem, the early age. Believe it or not, non-allergic ds brought it up a few times, and then dropped it. Honestly, now I think he prefers not having to have those allergies (although he has a soy intolerance) than getting a bracelet too. Of course, mine are boys -- that may be a difference too.
What if you took your dd without allergies shopping and let her pick out a piece of jewelry or something else special. Would that work? I'd get her excited about her option, a different option I think. Good luck. Meg

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 12:22pm
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Medic Alert bracelets can be gotten for no conditions, as an ID band only. Actually I *love* that my boys have an ID band on that has a unique id # that identifies them via MedicAlert (without putting their name/phone # ON them).
So I might get her one and use it as an ID.

Posted on: Wed, 05/02/2007 - 12:24pm
TwokidsNJ's picture
Joined: 05/28/2005 - 09:00

Quote:Originally posted by My2girls:
[b]all good ideas, but i'm afraid the girls will play and switch bracelets[/b]
They should be on tight and not slide off. Only an adult can do the clasp -- it's tricky. ALso you can order different color emblems (standard red, blue, green, even pink!) and different bracelet types (gold, stainless, beaded, etc)


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