One week today my little boy starts school. I am feeling all the emotions and I’m fairly certain I’ll be crying next Friday!
We have his uniform, his school shoes and his book bag. And now he has a funky new medical alert bracelet to go with it. It’s last piece in the puzzle for trying to keep him safe at school.
But I wanted to get him something visible as a reminder to any new staff or dinner ladies. J is getting really good at speaking up and communicating his allergies but in a new environment, when he’s feeling shy, this will make it more easy for him.
Miss A is also starting a new preschool next week so I thought it was a good time to get her one too.
I had a browse around and I chose these Allermates bands from The ID Band company. I love how vibrant and fun they are, with each charm like a cartoon character, so perfect for kids. I also like that they are bright, robust and will stand out against any clothing.
You can choose your individual charms so they are customised for each child and it’s great you can have ‘I carry an epipen’ and ‘asthma’ as well as the specific allergies. The only downside is that they don’t do any less common allergies, so we can’t have garlic on for J. But they both have care plans in place as well so this should just act as a reminder.
You can choose up to six different charms, as well the the medical alert one as standard. The charms are a little tough to push through but it doesn’t take long to put them together. You can then adjust the band to three different lengths.
Both J and Miss A were really excited to put the charms in and wear the bracelets. They wore them all day long and they seemed really comfortable – J even wore his to bed!
Win an allergy alert bracelet
You can win a medical band worth up to £35 from The ID Band Company.
You can choose one of the fun, funky Allermates bands or a more stylish, discreet design perfect for teenagers or adults.
Competition closes 30 September 2017.
*We were given the bands for the purpose of this review but all opinions are our own. The ID Band Company will send the winner a band of their choice up to the value of £35.*