Laws, legislations….are not my area of expertise, but I do know that severe food allergic reactions can happen anywhere anytime. Every year thousands of parents continue to get for their kids the WaistPal undergarment waist sling epinephrine auto injectors carrier to ensure no time is wasted looking for the school nurse and/or the Epipen’s during an allergic reaction.
Designed by a kid and mom, the WaistPal has no plastic buckles and is fully lined. No itching… No pintching. It’s comfortable and kids can discreetly wear it under their school uniforms. Modern athletic design that looks “cool” even when you wear it over your clothing.
Children that start carrying their life saving medications before they enter middle school, are more likely to continue to do so for the rest of their life. It becomes a habit, and a normal part of their daily routine. Help your children be ready to help themselves. Focus on making sure they understand the importance of keeping their med’s on them at all times. Don’t waste time asking if it’s ok for them to carry their epinephrines. Ensure your child has the Epi’s at an arm lenght away 24/7.
Many of us have been looking forward to getting the new smaller epinephrine talking devise and now that it became available some are not ready to let go of the old but so familiar Epipens. As I told my kid, what really matters is for you to always carry two epinephrine auto injectors on you. Regardless of the brand name, as long as you continue to carry the epi’s inside a carrier that attaches to your clothing, or inside the pockets of your cargo pants, then you have nothing to worry about.
The hope most parents and those supporting the self carry epinephrine policies, is that the new smaller devises help increase the number of overall individuals, with anaphylaxis allergies, who carry epinephrine auto injectors on them.
There are two great companies making available two great epinephrine auto injectors. The Epipen and Auvi-Q are basically the same product. Medication is exactly the same just a different auto injection mechanism. Choose the one you feel more comfortable with, and self carry them at all times.
The waistbuddy case and the legbuddy leg holster holds two Epipens or two Auvi-Q. The WaistPal is an undergarment sling that is great for Epipen’s
No more excuses!
GO FOR IT! Carry your epi’s with style.
Our son has food allergies and are so severe that he has to carry an epi pen all the time. When he was younger he used to carry them in a fanny pack but as he grew older his friends started making fun of him and calling him names. A friend told me about your website and I bought the leg holder and he really likes it.
I will share my story, in hope that others can benefit from it. I’m alive
today thanks to the fact that I was cautious enough to carry an Epipen and a lot of luck!
It’s it the luck part that concerns me, and the one that I would like to remove
from the equation for future incidents, if any by continue carrying the Epipen.
It all started when my favorite bike shop hosted a bike demo at a local national park. I had limited time and by the time I was given the bike, I did not have enough time to go on the intended remote trail I wanted.
So I took a shorter more transited trail. On my downhill descent, I took a Hornet with me. By the time I managed to stop, a few seconds later, I had a burning feeling on my knee. Since I had been stung by a yellow jacket a couple of months earlier without any consequence, I continue riding.
Few minutes later, I reached a well traveled trail and passed several cars on my way back. Soon after (less than 5 minutes after the sting), I felt my helmet strap get tighter. Being cautious, I decided to dismount and walk slow, waiting for the hikers to catch up to me, just in case. Soon later, I heard my wife’s voice, just around the corner, so I walked up to her. She was intrigued to see me walking.
At this point, I’m feeling a little dizzy. So I explained to her what happened while I remove the backpack to take the Epipen out, just in case. By the time I knew I needed it, I had one chance to apply it, it I had forgotten to remove the safety cap from it. All I had time for was to hand it over to my wife before blacking out.
I learned to have the Epipen ready to fire, even if I don’t think I will need it. It’s important to carry one in an easily accessible place so that you or others can easily identify it.
To carry my Epipens I have the LegBuddy and it fits perfectly. The waist belt is also very nice, although I don’t quite use it as much as the leg buddy. Marlena, I enjoyed my conversation with you the other day very much. it’s nice to see someone so devoted to such an important cause. I’m pretty that many saved lives can be attributed to your efforts.
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Just wanted to send a big thank you your way again for helping us to have a safe, fun and stress free holiday!!!
After much consideration and careful planning we decided to take a warm weather winter vacation. But because of Mathews sever peanut allergy nothing is stress free and un planned for safety sake. But having the leg buddy once again gave us the freedom to enjoy our holiday and have the safety factor covered!! we enjoyed beach activity, swimming with the dolphins and other Mexican culture all with the comfort of his medication being safe at hand!!!
Thanks so much for helping us have a happy, healthy , “normal”, life!!
My Sincere Thanks,
A concerned Mom!!!