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Posted on: Wed, 05/05/2004 - 2:09pm
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An old thread, but re-raising to compliment discussion under Main Discussion and also, heck, get some new answers! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 05/05/2004 - 11:37pm
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I knew there were more threads about this. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
My son started wearing his epi-belt in JK at the schools request. We started with a fanny pack but neither of us was happy with it. I ordered the e-belt for him and haven't had a problem since. It's been about one year.
btw, my son has never had an anaphylactic reaction (thank goodness), but with insect allergies the potential is there so the doctor and I feel he should carry it.

Posted on: Thu, 05/06/2004 - 12:13pm
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Thank you everyone for discussing this topic! I hadn't thought anything about it until I saw it. My ds,PA, is 3 1/2 and takes his epi to and from pre-s in his school bag. He will have another yr of pre-s next year and he'll have a belt!
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Posted on: Wed, 05/12/2004 - 11:43am
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Our DS stared wearing his epi-belt, this year (SK) and I feel so much safer with it on him. In case of an accident, I don't have to serch and wonder where his epi is. He has also gotten very comfortable with it and it is a great conversation starter, when people see him wearing it. So many people, can not believe that pa is so serious he need a live saving needle. It has taught many people about pa.

Posted on: Mon, 05/24/2004 - 4:47am
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How old is JK and SK? My son just turned 4 and I think I might have him wear it when he's in kindergarten (5).

Posted on: Thu, 07/01/2004 - 7:52am
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well...I'm not sure how to deal with it. Maya(4) just finished her 1st year of preschool. the epipen was in the nurse's office. There are only six classrooms in the same short hallway as the nurse's office. I'm not comfortable with that anymore, and was going to insist the epipen be kept in the classroom next year. but I'm curious about the epibelt. I can see how it would be inconspicuous for a boy to wear...they wear pants/shorts all the time, but what about my daughter who wears mostly dresses? or skirts without belt loops? I've never seen one of these epibelts, so I don't know what they look like or how they work.
ugh...there's so much to think about. It was a struggle just to get her to wear her medic-alert bracelet...she begged us to take it off for a few weeks, and even now a few months later she still will ask if she can take it off.
kristen

Posted on: Fri, 07/09/2004 - 4:41am
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My ds is 4.5 and starts JK in the fall I think that he will have to carry it on him, I'll feel better about it anyhow.

Posted on: Fri, 07/09/2004 - 6:24am
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Quote:Originally posted by NCMom:
[b]How old is JK and SK? My son just turned 4 and I think I might have him wear it when he's in kindergarten (5).[/b]
JK is the year a child turns 4.
SK is the year a child turn 5.

Posted on: Fri, 07/09/2004 - 6:32am
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Quote:Originally posted by MayaLily:
[b] I'm curious about the epibelt......I've never seen one of these epibelts, so I don't know what they look like or how they work.
kristen[/b]
Here's a link with pictures. The only difference when someone refers to the e-belt or the medic-alert e-belt is that the velcro strip of the medic-alert e-belt has the medic-alert symbol on it. It is the identical belt also made by zonii.
[url="http://www.zoniinc.com/"]http://www.zoniinc.com/[/url]
My son does have one. It is to wide to fit through belt loops - even if his pants/shorts have belt loops.
Sometimes ds wants his under his shirt, and sometimes over. All depends on his mood of the day.

Posted on: Thu, 09/07/2006 - 1:08pm
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Wow! I was surprised when I did this search to find how many were wearing the epi at age three! That is a relief because my son's preschool wants him to wear his own (he will be 4 this month). This is because I suggested he wear it into the building and hand it off to the teacher to wear, but she is concerned about remembering to hand it off to the assistant if they split the class up.
Unfortunately, school starts tomorrow and I got him to wear it today for a whopping 1 minute! His brother in kindergarten just started wearing his for school this year so hopefully this will help but I am not sure how I will convince him. I am also concerned that he LOVES to use the practice epi and show off his skills! I am not sure that he understands why he can't pull out the real epi on his own!
Luvmyboys

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