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Rainbow Kids Medical Bracelet
- Product Review (submitted on June 30, 2012):
We got this for my daughter (almost 4 at the time) who tends to wander. We were planning a trip to Disney World and I was a bit paranoid about losing her. I labeled this with her first name and last initial, home phone number, my cell phone number, and her dad's cell phone number. Then we prepared her if she lost Mommy or Daddy. We instructed her to find someone who worked there and show them her bracelet with her phone numbers on it. By the time we went on our trip, she knew her home phone number, but that was useless b/c the best number to call if she had gotten lost would have been my cell or her dad's cell number.
This bracelet is the best thing for my daughter. I'm not a promoter of those harnesses for kids. Unlike those harnesses, this is an identifying piece for a child who cannot communicate her information or does not know it enough. It also reinforces to the child that it is her responsibility to stay close enough to Mommy & Daddy so that she will never need to use the information. I really liked the fact that it has a medical symbol on it. This makes it easier to spot on my daughter in case she's not communicating herself.
My daughter has Sensory Integration Disorder (and on the autism spectrum) and is quite picky with how things fit. We do not have a problem with this bracelet. When she first got it, she was not able to take it on and off herself, but now at almost 5 yrs, she can easily do it herself. Because of her tendency to wander, I have her wear this daily (24/7). She even wore it in the bath and the pool. However, lately she started taking it off herself when she bathed and I've had to remind her to put it back on. The only minor problem is that it was too long when we purchased it since my daughter has a tiny wrist. We had to cut it an burn the ends a bit. When we purchased, we purchased two colors so we could switch them out. The burning of the ends makes it difficult to switch out the metal ID piece. It's not impossible, but very difficult. I wish theses came in smaller sizes for tiny wrists. That would solve the issue.