Fun Alternative Easter Basket and Easter Egg Treats for Children with Food Allergies or Diabetes That Wear Medical ID BraceletsIf your child has food allergies or diabetes, we know that putting together Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts requires some creative thinking because your child may not be able to tolerate the traditionally high-sugar and often-times allergy filled treats that accompany Easter time. Many parents opt to find a variety of options besides chocolate and sugar candy to make the Easter holiday fun for their children despite being deprived of the sugary-treats. With the holiday just around the corner and a large selection of our Children’s medical ID Bracelets on sale, we thought we’d share some fun and affordable alternatives to stuff Easter baskets and eggs. We have many of our popular “Ultra-Light & Nylon” children’s bracelets on sale. Normally $15.50, our special March pricing is $7.50. These bracelets, for boys and girls, are perfect for everyday wear. They are made of nylon webbing and adjustable with a plastic center push buckle. They also come with the children's “Slider” medical ID tag. Here's a quick look at some of our Children's bracelet's on sale The “Like” Children’s Medical ID BraceletPurchase the "Like" bracelet here “Beating Heart” Children’s Medical BraceletPurchase the Beating Heart Bracelet, here “Catch A Wave” Children's ID BraceletsPurchase "Catch a Wave" bracelet, here “Butterfly Kids” Children’s Medical BraceletPurchase "Butterfly" Bracelet, here “Angel” Children’s Medical BraceletPurchase"Angel" Bracelet, here Does your child already have an N-Style children's "Slider" medical id tag? If so, check out our huge selection of affordable interchangeable children's medical bracelets without ID tags. At just $5.95 each they are a perfect treat for Easter Baskets 7 egg hunts. What kid wouldn't love having a bunch of different bracelets for each day of the week? View all Interchangeable Children's Bands, here.Continue reading...
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Precautions for Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies at School, Including Wearing Medical ID JewelryPreparing to send a child to school with food allergies is a scary and sometimes overwhelming venture. The goal is to try to control your child’s environment as best as possible. In this article, we summarize key precautionary steps you can take to have influence over the school environment. It’s worth noting, that while reviewing other blogs on the subject, we’re struck that a majority leave out the explicit importance of adding medical ID jewelry to your child’s food allergy safety plan. Here are some precautions you can take to minimize the chances of your child consuming foods that may cause an allergic reaction and the steps to take to ensure that your child gets proper care in the event of a reaction: 1. Develop and submit an “Emergency Allergy Action Plan” - Endorsed by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, this plan outlines critical care, including allergic symptoms to watch for, that the school must follow in the event of an allergic reaction emergency - To download the Emergency Allergy Action Plan go to: www.foodallergy.org/files/FAAP.pdf - Set-up an appointment to meet with your child’s teachers, administrators, school nurses, aides and ideally cafeteria staff to review this plan at the start of the new school year. - During this meeting, be sure to discuss how the school communicates your child’s food allergies to secondary school staff, such as bus drivers, substitute teachers, after-school sports coaches, etc. - Many cafeteria menus are prepared months in advance, be sure to review the menu in this meeting. 2. Make sure the school has your child’s epinephrine auto-injector and any medications provided by your doctor 3. Don’t be shy about discussing your child’s food allergies with other parents. Once they understand the severity of your child’s allergies, they are more likely to become allies in helping to prevent your child’s exposure to dangerous foods via not packing those foods in their children’s lunch and educating their children about your child’s allergies. 4. Have “safe snacks” stocked and ready in your child’s classroom in the event that snacks are provided that your child is allergic to. This sway your child will have snacks they enjoy without feeling left out. 5. Your child should always wear medical ID jewelry in the form of a medical ID bracelet or necklace. There are a lot of misconceptions about food allergies, particularly just how severe and dangerous they are. Wearing medical ID jewelry accomplishes two critical things: - Can save your child’s life by alerting first responders (EMT) to the allergy so they administer fast and proper care at the moment emergency treatment is being given. - Medical ID jewelry sends a clear message to school staff and other parents that your child’s food allergy is serious and not simply a mild reaction or irritation to certain foods. Information to include on the medical ID tag should include name, allergy, medication (e.g., “Use Epi-Pen”) and emergency contact info. If your child is initially resistant to wearing medical ID jewelry, remember that there are endless styles to choose from that are geared towards children’s likes and interests. At N-Style Medical ID, we strive to create fun and functional medical ID jewelry for children. Be sure to include your child in the process of choosing medial ID jewelry so that they ultimately “love” what they’re wearing. N-Style ID makes attractive medical alert jewelry for kids, teens, and adults. Since its founding, N-Style ID’s core vision is to make the lives of all those dealing with conditions requiring medical ID's less stressful by providing fun and fashionable medical jewelry. www.n-styleid.com Continue reading...
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Medical alert jewelry is a simple and effective way to get you immediate and proper medical care and to save your life in the event of an emergency. If you were in an emergency, first responders need to know if there is a serious or chronic medical condition involved that requires special medical attention. Medical alert and medical ID jewelry will alert first responders and bystanders to your medical condition thereby enabling the appropriate care. All medical personnel are trained to look for medical ID jewelry. In a serious medical situation, time is of the essence and can be the difference between life and death. There are many medical conditions that should be immediately known to first responders, such as:
- - Diabetes
- - Food Allergies
- - Implants like pacemakers
- - Severe Asthma
- - Epilepsy and seizure disorders
- - Drug Allergies
- - Shunts for dialysis patients
- - Alzheimer’s
- - Bee Sting Allergies
- - Coronary heart disease
- - Renal Failure
- - Transplant Surgery
- - People on blood thinners
- - Mentally disabled
- - Cancer patients
- - Person’s having bariatric surgery
- - The Star of Life symbol
- - Statement of your type of medical (and if you take insulin)
- - Food or drug allergies
- - Prescription information
- - In-case-of-emergency (written as ICE) contact number information
- - Add anything else paramedics must know, including noting any implants (e.g., pacemaker or insulin pumps that shouldn't go in an MRI scanner)
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Just because your child has a food allergy, it doesn’t mean that your child can’t have a safe and fun-filled Halloween. With advanced planning and some creative thinking, celebrating Halloween with your child can still be a blast. Reading labels, staying vigilant and being mindful of alternatives to traditional Halloween revelry (and treats!), are critical for a safe and healthy Halloween for children with food allergies. When it comes to reading labels, at Halloween it can be a challenge because the mini-sized treats don’t usually have the ingredients listed, rather the ingredients are listed in the large bag that the mini-candies come in. Also, with miniature candy, often times the ingredients are slightly off from their larger non-Halloween packaged counter parts. Knowing that the majority of child food allergies stem from peanuts, milk, shellfish, eggs, tree nuts, wheat, soy and strawberries, have a look at the most popular candy and chocolate on the market. A vast majority of Halloween candy contains one or more of the ingredients that cause children’s food allergies. Always stay away from any treats that contain the following: - Chocolates (milk, eggs) - Candy or chocolate with caramel (contains milk) - Candy & chocolate with nuts - Candy bars with cookie centers, like Twix and Kit-Kats (wheat) - Licorice, Twizzlers and Tootsie Rolls (wheat) - Any candy or chocolate that contain strawberries Safe candy actually does exist at Halloween. Look for: - Dots Life Savers - Gummies - Dum Dum Suckers - Skittles - Starburst - Jelly Beans, Mike & Ikes - Nerd’s and most types of gums If you’re ultimately not up for the ensuing battle of taking candy away from your child after an evening of trick-or-treating, but don’t want to take the Halloween experience away from your child, many experts suggest that you take the time to deliver non-candy “goodie-bags” to your neighbors so they can give then to your child when she gets to their home. Items to consider including in the goodie-bags can be simple yet totally enjoyable for your child: glow sticks, temporary tattoos, small toys, puzzles, practical joke toys, stickers etc. While all the emphasis may be focused on keeping your child safe from dangerous treats, its important to remember that part of keeping them safe at Halloween, is to focus their attention away from the candy-filled side of this holiday. Here are some great “distractions” and alternative fun during the Halloween season: - Focus the emphasis of the holiday on planning and creating their unique Halloween costumes - Go all out and involve them in great Halloween decorations for the house - Design a Halloween themed scavenger hunt -- Your child and their friends can go door-to-door in search of the scavenger hunt items instead of candy - Throw an over-the-top hunted house party on Halloween night and invite all of your children’s friends over. - Have your child “run” the hunted house to provide her an exciting responsibility Regardless of how you end up spending your Halloween, for your own peace of mind always remember to carry antihistamine and epinephrine (be sure to have it at your child’s school too, especially during Halloween), and if your child doesn’t already wear one, a medical ID bracelet is mandatory for proper care in the event of an emergency. Continue reading...
The holiday season is a joyful time of year, especially for children eagerly anticipating special treats like sweets and toys. For parents of children with food allergies, however, it can also be an anxious time. Those same treats that kids look forward to can be life-threatening dangers to children with food allergies. The threat may seem obscure to some who don’t have kids with food allergies. In fact, according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), food allergies affect 6 million children in the U.S., a full 8 percent of the population. This means that food allergies should be on everyone’s mind when preparing food for holiday gatherings. With proper preparation and raised awareness, the holidays can be less worrisome for parents and safer for children. Continue Reading Continue reading...