Epipen cases children and teens parents buy

When parents help their children find not one but various Epipen carriers they like they will carry their epinephrine auto injectors. One of the most popular tweets that was liked and re-tweeted by @teenfaab ,the Teen Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis team, was the one below that confirms that kids will carry their Epipens if their parents help.

Discreet and Comfortable
Legbuddy and WaistPal "Body Wear" is the most popular among school age kids and teens. Because they are designed as a comfortable undergarment like an underwear, the body heat in combination with the high grade neoprene material of the pockets it helps keep the temperature of the epinephrine auto injectors. 

@Omaxcare: If a child @teenfaab doesn't carry their  #Epipen is the parents fault.

LegBuddy size XS by OmaxCare 

Body Wear Epipen Case Carrier Best Insulated Available Today
WaistPal by OmaxCare

Age children start carrying the #Epipens.

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Should a child carry their Epipens?
If you took your child to see a doctor and he gave you a prescription for an Epipen it means he/she needs to carry them.   Teach your kid to self carry their epinephrine as soon as they start going to school.  

Are kids going to feel different or weird because they need to carry epinephrine ? 
Yes they will, but better safe than sorry. Keeping the epi's in the nurses office or even if there is a set of injectors in every classroom is never going to be safer than having them inside a pouch that you can strap to your body. 

Why should a young child carry his Epipen?
Most moms of teenagers will tell you that the best thing to do as a mom is not only to teach them how to self carry the Epipens  but to also  make it a rule that can't be broken.  "You can't go out of the house without shoes...right? Same with the epi's. 
five year old carries epipen case with legbuddy

What can you do if your child refuses to carry the large Epipen Tubes?
Help them by finding an epi carrier they feel comfortable with.  Just like you look for different shoes you need to look for different carriers that fits them comfortably.  They will also need to have one for every type of activity. Make sure to look for one that they can wear on their bodies like the undergarment waistpal or legbuddy so they won't be left inside a locker or in the car.  Cargo pants are also good. 

 No excuses! Self carry epinephrine. Nothing safer than having the epinephrine injectors on you.  

Discreet modern athletic style first aid medicine carriers for kids and teens.
waist pal insulated, fire retardant, water proof
Designed by kid who didn't wanted to keep the epi's concealed
 the Waistpal has no plastic buckles and is fully lined
"Soft Underwear Athletic Style"

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When you have a child with food allergies allowing them to leave the house without self carrying their epinephrine is as dangerous as letting them go out alone and naked.  Make carrying the epipen a rule that can't be broken. When they get older, they will thank you for it. 
epipen legbuddy

Going to school with peanut allergy.

Peanut Free Schools: 
The concept of peanut free schools didn't exist twenty years ago and so far it doesn't seem like the concept is the way to go. Everyday more and more children are suffering from multiple anaphylaxis allergies.  Teachers don't have the bandwith to watch what every child eats or doesn't eat. Is up to the parents to start teaching the allergic child what they can and cannot eat before the start attending school. 

If you are a parent trying to teach teachers about food allergens it continues to be quite a challenge to say the least, it is still an impossible task. No matter how many years go by, it seems that the only "proven" effective solution is to focus your efforts in teaching your child to live with food allergies instead of trying to change the world. 

Comments from  Moms of children that now are in teens share their story:

"At the age of two, I started taking my daughter to the supermarket almost daily to help her visually learn what she could and could not eat. By age four, she was reading labels and could tell if it was safe to eat the food. "Better safe than sorry" continues to be our mantra. Not eating and staying hungry until you get back home is better than eating something you aren't sure is one hundred percent safe. 

Give and Extra Set of Epipen to School and Caretakers:

Everyone feels that  forcing a child to carry Epipen is like making them carry  an illegal weapon , because most parents continue to focus on educating the schools instead of the child.   Today, thanks to the efforts of some amazing parents, all but five states in the US have passed the "self carry epinephrine legislation". Unfortunately, the majority of food allergic kids are still not carrying their Epipen's on them. 

What experienced moms say about peanut free schools

I am not a fan of peanut-free schools because it can paradoxically lead to a false sense of security, could affect how soon a kid learns how to manage their food allergies in the real world, and it will not help the millions of kids allergic to other foods. “If you walk into a school and start asking teachers if they know what an Epipen is and how to use it, most will answer yes. If you don't say a word and simply show them an Epipen the majority will ask; What is that?

How safe is the school you choose?
Unfortunately, most first aid training given to school personnel do not include when nor how to administer an epinephrine injection. More efforts are needed to teach kids and school personnel about managing food allergies like adequate monitoring of meals and snacks, reading labels, clean up after food is served, creating a not sharing food policy, hand washing, and ensuring children self carry their epipens and school personnel learns how and when they need to administer the injection. 

Do you know how to use an Epipen?  If you haven't practice with an expired auto injector how to use it, believe me, you really don't know how to use it.  

Practice by injecting an expired epi in an orange or an old piece of meat.  Also teach the allergic child, his/her siblings and friends. 

The person with the allergy needs to self carry a set of epineprhine injectors 24.7
Don't let your food allergic child or loved ones step outside your home unless they have the Epipen's; not with them, but ON them. Make it clear and remind everyone that carrying the epipen is a rule that can't be broken, just like going out of the house naked is unacceptable. To ensure 100% compliance get an epicarrier. It needs to be discreet, cool looking, and comfortable. 

For kids and teens, especially boys the most practical solution is an undergarment leg holster or waistband that can be discreetly concealed under their clothes. There are few options out there. I recommend the LegBuddy and WaistPal because I had to create them for my husband and son and they have been using them since 2006. This is not s sales pitch but as a closed friend always tells me, "You need to promote and keep blogging about the OmaxCare Epipen holders... by not doing so you could be denying others from finding a life saving solution". 

Where to find allergy alert clothing accesories that are also epipen carriers suitable for school students:
Discreet undergarment waist sling to carry epipens that are most suitable for students.

Epipen Junior ages five and older

The best epineprhine "Epipen" carrier is the one that kids, teens, and adults will be willing to use. Today, the most liked carrier among individuals with anaphylaxis food alleriges is the LegBuddy by omaxcare.
legbuddy by omaxcare

Image showing children ages six and older wearing LegBuddy epineprhine auto injectos carrier by OmaxCare.
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