Food allergies can be scary. This is especially true for parents of small children who have allergies. At home, you can control what he or she eats, to avoid allergic reactions. But, what about if your child is at day care, or visiting a relative? There are plenty of allergy bracelets that are designed for children.
Adults who have food allergies are able to read the ingredients on the packages of food that they are considering eating. If it isn’t safe for them to eat, then an adult will understand the reason why they have to put that tasty looking food back on the shelf. Teens and adults who have severe food allergies are mature enough to say “No, thank you”, when they are offered foods that they are allergic to.
Children, especially children who are really young, do not have this same maturity. They might not understand that they cannot eat eggs, or nuts, or that they need to limit the amount of dairy foods that they eat. Little kids might not be able to clearly tell someone that they cannot eat a particular food because they are allergic to it.
How can a parent keep their young, severely allergic, child safe from an allergic reaction when he or she is at day care, or visiting a relative? There is a simple solution! Someone has created child-friendly allergy bracelets. These colorful bracelets tell the world not to feed your child the foods that he or she is allergic to.
Allerbling has a bright orange food allergy awareness bracelet. It is 100% silicone and is latex-free. Parents can add up to four charms to it, and a medic charm. It comes with 8 allergy charms, and one medic charm, which allows parents to customize the bracelet to broadcast their child’s food allergies.
Elegant Medical Alert makes a series of simple wristbands that are made of colorful silicone. Each one has a particular food allergy printed onto it. There is one for nut allergies, and another for dairy allergies. They come in red, green, or blue, and resemble the LiveStrong bracelets that everyone is familiar with.
Stat Kids has a set of three wristbands that will say “dairy allergy” or “asthma”. They come in small or extra small, in order to better fit really young children and babies.
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