medical alert shoe tags

Posted on: Fri, 03/03/2000 - 10:01am
joeysmom's picture
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

I have a PA 15 month old and want to get some kind of tag for him but am afraid of jewelry. I have a found a web site that make shoe tags for diabetics. They attach to shoe laces. (see wood n letters at [url=""][/url] I contacted them since it looked like a good idea to me. He said he can make them for peanut allergy. I'm not sure what to write. Maybe "NO PEANUTS" / "USE EPIPEN" on 2 lines or "FOOD ALLERGY/ NO PEANUTS" Any suggestions or comments.

Posted on: Fri, 03/03/2000 - 11:16am
dhumphries's picture
Joined: 02/02/1999 - 09:00

pThe Medic Alert folks suggested I write "anyphylactic allergy to peanuts" on our bracelet, so as to denote the seriousness of the allergy to EMS personnel./p

Posted on: Fri, 03/03/2000 - 11:44am
FromTheSouth's picture
Joined: 03/01/2000 - 09:00

pI would check with your local EMS personnel/hospitals. Are they trained to look for messages written on shoelaces? What is the state and national guidelines for EMS training on this. I was under the impression EMS staff only look for medical alert i.d. on necklaces and bracelets. Unless the shoelaces can talk, I would be skeptical./p

Posted on: Sun, 03/05/2000 - 12:37pm
momma2rac's picture
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

pI was searching today for alert tags. There is one place SOS i think it is and they make braclets and shoe tags. I think I will do the shoe tag because you can put a ton of stuff in there.. and a medic alert type of bracelet./p

Posted on: Sun, 03/05/2000 - 1:08pm
Shawn's picture
Joined: 09/07/1999 - 09:00

pWhen we were first considering the idea of a Medic Alert bracelet for our toddler, but were having trouble finding one small enough, a nurse at the allergy clinic suggested one of those vending machine-type things that you can make small metal tags with (there's one in our local Wal-Mart - most people make ID tags to put on their dog's collar with them) or an actual "dog tag" from the military supply store. For about $5.00, we could have one made instantly and attach it to his shoe. /p
pWe did find a bracelet (we had the same concerns - EMTs look at wrists and necks, weren't sure they'd notice a shoe tag, and what if the shoe came off?) but this might be an inexpensive back-up or an interim solution while waiting for a bracelet to be made./p

Posted on: Sun, 03/05/2000 - 9:40pm
momma2rac's picture
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

pWhich company did you get the bracelet from? I would also think the shoe tag would work if it is noticable enough! the dog tag ones are.. they are bright etc./p

Posted on: Sun, 03/05/2000 - 11:53pm
canada's picture
Joined: 02/19/2000 - 09:00

pplease call Medic Alert today. They are very good. They are an organization well in place, their bracelets are recognized the world oveer. They keep a file that goes with the bracelet with vital info. They can speak in 91 languages, so even if you are out of the country they can help the medical staff. The bracelets come to the size you want because you measure the wrist. The coonection crest loops are design in such a way that if the child's wrist gets caught on play equipement it will open before your child's arm is damaged. Lots of good reasons to get their stuff. Check them out./p

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2000 - 1:31pm
mcintyre's picture
Joined: 03/06/2000 - 09:00

pWe have been looking into a medic alert for some time. Our problem is that our daughter is also alergic to metals. We have been unable to locate a plastic solution. I like the shoe tag idea even with the stated concerns as a temp solution. Any other thoughts./p

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2000 - 9:20pm
momma2rac's picture
Joined: 03/03/2000 - 09:00

pthe SOS people also have a braclet for kids that looks like a watch band. she said that they are water proof. you open it up and there is a form to fill out all kinds of information. i lost the url but did a search originally on medic alert jewerly./p

Posted on: Mon, 03/06/2000 - 11:05pm
casey's picture
Joined: 02/18/2000 - 09:00

pI like the shoe tag idea, but also have the concerns that it would not be noticed, and my 2 year old boy HATES watches or anything like that on his wrist. Since he's too young for a neckless, any tips on making the bracelet easier to adjust to?/p

Posted on: Tue, 03/07/2000 - 1:43am
tamisly's picture
Joined: 12/21/1999 - 09:00

pMy son also had a very hard time with the medi-alert braclet. We bought a band from [url=""][/url] He choose the color and has not taken it off since it arrived in the mail. You can search in the produts board for more info on these. It only says PEANUT ALLERGY, but felt it was a great alternative, until he starts kindergarted in the fall./p



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