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Medical Alert Bracelet for 2 yr olds... Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama 2 kids; New York 1004 posts
17th Jul '13

We just found out recently that our son has food allergies & the allergist recommended us getting him a medical alert bracelet. Which would you recommend for an almost 2 yr old? Also, he is allergic to peanuts and conch(the conch was transmitted through breast milk) I am wondering which one conch is classified under...Seafood or Shellfish or both? It is in a shell, but also found in the ocean.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
17th Jul '13

We have a velcro bracelet for our oldest son in case he gets lost(autism)..but you can get it engraved for a medical bracelet(the id is interchangeable)



We got it at roadid.com we have both the bracelet and the shoe tag.



These are cute though..
http://zoobearsmedicalid.com/




Also, we have the rubber bracelets for him as well(the red safety alert kind)

Mann Makin' Mama[BBM] 18 kids; Dalton, Georgia 11563 posts
17th Jul '13

I would put both just to be on the safe side. They have the bracelets that are like rubbery type arm bands.



ETA-my cousin has brain cancer & a few other problems, she wears a waterproof medical bracelet that has all of her medical records on the USB flash drive attached to it.

Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama 2 kids; New York 1004 posts
17th Jul '13

Thank You both. I have been looking into both the rubbery ones & the cloth/Velcro ones because they look kid friendly and am worried that people won't look close enough at it because it just looks like a kids bracelet so I was wondering if a regular stainless steel one would be more noticeable? He is with me 24/7, but I want him to have it just in case something should ever happen and I'm not around.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
17th Jul '13

The velcro bracelet is very noticeable..well the id is. Luckily the metal id part is large and its what you look at.



Fair warning, its hard to get them used to it..we can get our son to wear his rubber bracelet pretty easily but usually he prefers his shoe id tag.

Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama 2 kids; New York 1004 posts
17th Jul '13

Thank You. I was actually just looking at one with the big Medical ID tag on it in red. I think I am going to get a red one so it stands out more. It is also a locking clasp one so I'm hoping that he won't be able to take it off.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
17th Jul '13

Yeah our rubber one is red, it stands out more.



Kids are little houdinis lol it is seriously hard to get them to wear things even if its for safety. I think the dog tag ones are cute!



Im thinking of getting my youngest a tag too, just in case.

Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama 2 kids; New York 1004 posts
17th Jul '13

Yes they definitely are houdinis. I will probably get him some dog tags when he gets a little older too so he has both. I know now he will take them off and hide them somewhere like he does to everything else.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
17th Jul '13

My oldest is about to turn 4, he doesnt want to wear his at all lol



I figure if I get my 17 month old one I can get him used to it. I may get him used to the bracelet we have already first. He has a penicillin allergy anyway, and its very apparent he has bug allergies as well. I have a feeling both kids are going to end up with epi pens. My husband has a bee allergy.

Kait. 3 kids; Iowa 2345 posts
17th Jul '13

I would also recommend getting a sticker for his car seat...we have one in case we were ever to get into an accident and we were unresponsive and unable to tell the hospital of our daughter's medical needs.

Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama 2 kids; New York 1004 posts
17th Jul '13

O wow. Yea my son has had an EpiPen since he was 5 months old. He just got a new on called Auvi-Q and it actually talks and tells you what to do. He also has Asthma so I should probably put that on the alert bracelet too. Idk if he has bug allergies or not yet. They didn't test him for that, but I have a bee allergy. The allergist told me that there is a pattern/chain of events of people with allergies. Starts out with the skin irritation/allergies like Eczema, then the asthma, then food allergies & by time kids are school age then they usually have environmental allergies as well. I hope he doesn't get my environmental allergies, but more than likely he will. We are currently using the Aquaphore Baby Shampoo & Body Wash for him and it seems to be the only thing that does not irritate his skin. Still a little dry skin, but no rash knock on wood.

Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama 2 kids; New York 1004 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kait.:</b>" I would also recommend getting a sticker for his car seat...we have one in case we were ever to get into ... [snip!] ... we were ever to get into an accident and we were unresponsive and unable to tell the hospital of our daughter's medical needs. "</blockquote>




That is a good idea. I didn't know they made those. Thank You!

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama:</b>" O wow. Yea my son has had an EpiPen since he was 5 months old. He just got a new on called Auvi-Q and ... [snip!] ... for him and it seems to be the only thing that does not irritate his skin. Still a little dry skin, but no rash knock on wood."</blockquote>




Ive noticed the chain of events. My oldest followed it. I cant really wash my kids with alot of things..even hypoallergenic. My youngest has eczema out of nowhere.. I havent found anything that doesnt break him out right now..but he is cutting molars so hopefully it chills out soon(heard that brings it on). He goes to the pedi next week anyway for a checkup so I hopefully can find out something thatll help.



Did not know about the carseat sticker!

Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama 2 kids; New York 1004 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama:</b>" O wow. Yea my son has had an EpiPen ... [snip!] ... pedi next week anyway for a checkup so I hopefully can find out something thatll help. Did not know about the carseat sticker!"</blockquote>




Good Luck getting his skin under control. Hopefully it is just the teething. I've noticed when my son is teething his cheeks & face get irritated. We have tried so many body washes/shampoos. The only one that has ever worked is the Aquaphore Gentle Baby Wash/Shampoo made by Eucerin. The only laundry soap we can use is ALL. Surprisingly that doesn't give him a rash.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
17th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bam Bam & Peanut's Mama:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Bam Bam & ... [snip!] ... Gentle Baby Wash/Shampoo made by Eucerin. The only laundry soap we can use is ALL. Surprisingly that doesn't give him a rash."</blockquote>




Thanks.



Yeah we use all free and clear..no others. We cant have perfumes, dyes, ect. I just tried to use the unscented dove nutrium on my youngests eczema, no go. Its all over him. Under his arms, all around his neck, under his chin, on his face. Ugh.



My oldest only has issues with his forearms and cheeks, I count my blessings there lol



I may try the eucerin though!