Most children want to carry their Epipen's or AuviQ's, but the minute they arrive at school or at a friends house wearing a fanny pack, or a pouch that hooks to their belt, they will take them off and will hide them in the first place they see. They simply don't want to stand out nor have to deal with the usual questions or comments triggered by most epi carriers. I can't remember how many times I have spoken to parents who said; "My kid is very mature for his age...and he always keeps his Epipen's near him" . Near him? that's what I also thought until the day I saw my son putting the Epipen's in a "very safe place" a hidden place so that other kids wouldn't mess up with them.
|Kids LegBuddy Size XS|
Where are some of the places kids hide their bags with the Epipen's? Behind bushes next to entrance doors, under a bench, behind a garbage can, inside any drawer, under sofas and beds, even under bathroom and garage sinks. Unintentionally, by not carrying their epi's on them, they are taking risks that are greater than they could comprehend at such young age.
The medical community frequently reports that the majority of patients who experienced an allergic anaphylactic reaction had trouble communicating their symptoms, felt confused. Carrying the Epipen's inside a piece of clothing comfortably strapped to their leg's or waist with a medical alert symbol helps other notice that you are carrying emergency medications.
|No plastic buckles Epipen belt|
The WaistPal undergarment waist sling was designed to carry and conceal up to two epipens. It is by far the best option for kids ages 5 and over. This waist concealed sling has details that no adult could have thought about, all thanks to a kid that decided to help his mom design a carrier that was comfortable to wear. His main reason wasn't because he really thought he needed to have the epi's strapped to his body, but mainly because he really wanted his mom to stop following him everywhere he went. For over ten years, not even once, has he been outside his home without having the Epipen's on him.
Why is easier to self carry the Epipen's inside the WaistPal? Because it was created to be worn as as an undergarment soft concealed sling. It has no plastic buckles, buttons, or metal pieces that could pinch or injured the skin. Unfortunately, many parents feel that getting the latest running belt or fanny pack is the "normal" thing to do, and forget that a kid with food allergies needs to wear an epineprhine carrier on them at all times. Kids will be kids and will often play rough, fall, or get pushed while playing with friends.
Why basketball, volleyball and soccer, and physical education uniforms don't use plastic buckles or any kind of hooks? To eliminate the risk of accidents. Remember, a broken buckle while playing sports could be as dangerous as carrying a knife, even if it is made out of plastic.
|WaistPal with Epipen inside front pocket.|
Where to buy:
One click order for anyone that already has an Amazon account. AllergyNeeds sells first aid carriers in Amazon.com. While at amazon.com search for Allergyneeds (no space) or waistpal
www.omaxcare.com is the company that manufactures the WaisPal and their e-comerce store has been securely doing business for almost ten years. They accept all major credit cards and all payments are securely processed by PayPal.
Stay safe, be safe, and prepared to stop food allergies from escalating to life threatening anaphylactic shock. Self carry Epipens on you at all times. Please make sure to start teaching allergic kids to self carry their epi's before they enter school. Get them an Epipen or Auvi-Q carrier they will wear and helped them create the habit of not leaving home without their epi's.
|WaistPal epipen safe carrier for ages 5 and over.|
|Two slimPocket Sleves holds one Epipen in front and another one in the back|