It’s my blog’s 5th birthday and like any good 5 year old, we want to celebrate with lots of presents!
Five years ago, I was feeling lost, scared and unsure how to keep my son safe. I started this blog as somewhere to write, share our experiences and connect with other people dealing with allergies, and I am so happy I did. It has helped me learn so much about allergies, grow in confidence and build a platform to help others.
This year, the blog became something even bigger when my book was published. I have had so much amazing feedback from people who have read it and love getting messages from people it has helped. I am so thankful for all the support and so proud to see Living With Allergies hit #1 in Allergies on Amazon and have the opportunity to raise awareness on This Morning and the BBC.
So to mark our 5th birthday, and everything this blog has become, I have gathered together all my favourite products, the things that we use all the time in our family – and I’m giving them away to one lucky winner!
The Big Allergy Kit is worth over £120 and has everything you need to get started including:
Medpac insulated medication bags (large and small)
A classic Yumbox
An Allermates allergy ID band with multiple charms
NomNom reuseable food pouches and snack bags
An allergy translation card of your choice
Plamil chocolate bars, mayonnaise and chocolate spread
And so you can celebrate properly…
A Bakd Cake freefrom birthday cake kit!
We have been using Medpac since early on in our allergy journey. The kids have the large bags to hold all their medication at school and preschool, while we use the small ones to carry around. I love that they are bright orange, so easy to find in an emergency, and insulated so the adrenaline injectors are protected from extremes of heat.
Everyone needs a Yumbox! We use ours for packed lunches everyday and always take them on trips too. They have individual sealed compartments so you can pack yoghurt or dips and not worry about it leaking out. We are giving a way a classic one which is great for picky eaters like J as you can add lots of different things, or miss A usually uses the panino, which is better for sandwiches.
Allermates band from The ID Band Co
Both the kids have Allermates bands and they love them. They are comfortable, fun and easy to adapt for different allergies. We got ours from The ID Band Co where you can buy extra charms or they have a whole range of other ID bands for kids and adults too.
NomNom Kids reuseable food pouches
These pouches are good for the environment and your bank balance! NomNom Kids pouches are really easy to fill with smoothies or yoghurt, stay sealed and can then just be put in the dishwasher. NomNom also do snack bags that we always take out with us and we use their monster bags for storing leftover food in the freezer.
Allergy Translation Cards
If you are off on holiday this summer, you need an allergy translation card to communicate your allergies in the local language. Allergy Translation use native speakers to translate every card so you can be sure it is 100% reliable and you can print them off at home which makes it quick and easy, even at the last minute.
Plamil do a large range of dairy free and nut free chocolate including their delicious chocolate spread and SoFree bars. They also do lovely seasonal ranges at Easter and Christmas which the kids love. As well as chocolate, they make some great egg free mayonnaise in a number of flavours so have your sweet ans savoury needs covered!
The lovely teams at Bakd Cake make delicious free from treats and baking kits. Everything is nut free and gluten free and the kits are also free from the top 14 allergens – just use an egg replacer to make them up. We love supporting small companies and these are one of our favourites.
Competition closes on Friday 12 July 2019 at midnight. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email. If there is no repsonse in 14 days, another winner will be chosen instead. UK residents only.
Disclosure: We have not been compensated for this giveaway. We have previously been gifted some of these products but have chosen to include them here because we genuinely love them and use them regularly. All prizes have been donated direclty for the giveaway by the brands involved.