AllerMates is a new line of bright, fun and character-driven wristbands, dog tags and lunch boxes for kids with allergies. They are based on 14 orginal charcters that represent the most common allergies: peanut, nut, gluten/wheat, milk, egg, shellfish, penicillin, insect sting, latex, pollen, fish, soy, sesame and cat. AllerMates products are hypo-allergenic, nickel and latex free and have passed rigorous safety standards and testing. The wristbands are also adjustable and fit most children.
My 4 year old has a peanut allergy and while he knows he does, he is also just a 4 year old. I worry when he goes to friends houses that a parent will give him something with peanuts in it not knowing. An AllerMates peanut allergy bracelet is a perfect reminder for both him and others and it is kid-friendly. My son does not mind wearing the bracelet, actually he looks for it everyday now like someone would a watch. The bracelet is unisex and adjustable so it will fit him as he grows. I will say though with some playing the snaps are not that strong and I do worry it will fall off, maybe a re-reinforcement strap or something (like a watch has) would be nice to have. I do like though that there are snaps which makes it easy for kids to put on and off. For the price of less than $10 it is a perfect reminder for kids and others.
BUY IT: AllerMates products can be purchased at www.allermates.com, at Amazon.com and at independent retailers throughout the U.S. as well as stores in Canada, United Kingdom, Portugal and South America. Look for AllerMates products at national retailers this summer.
WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive an AllerMate in their allergy of choice
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