An allergy bracelet, also called allergy band or medical ID bracelet, is used to communicate your child's medical issues or allergies to medical and emergency professionals. The band will include your child's medical alerts, plus your contact information. Some allergy bands even include links to a person's online medical records.
If you child has a life threatening condition like food allergies, wearing an allergy band is advised. If you or your child is unable to communicate about your child's allergies, a medical bracelet will be essential to medical personnel to treat your child in case of emergency.
Yes, children's styles are now available and advised. The traditional metal bracelet from previous generations is still available, but now there are many colors, designs, and materials to choose from.
TIP: Find several that are acceptable to you and let your child choose between them. You will want to update the style as your child grows; we have changed allergy bands a number of times, so our child feels comfortable wearing his allergy bracelet as he matures.
List your child's allergies, both to food and medicine, plus any other conditions like asthma. List your child's name, and your contact information. Other varied information can be listed such as current medications, but space is limited, and each situation is different. Most retailers have lists of suggestions and abbreviations to choose from.