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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:06 pm 
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Do your kids wear anything? When did they start wearing it.

My husband and I were talking yesterday after seeing the Sabrina's Law documentary, and we've decided we'd like our daughter to wear and Medical ID bracelet. She's 1, so she can't talk, and we feel she needs something in case something happens, and we're not around to speak for her.
I've looked at Medic-Alert, but they don't have really small bracelets for babies. Anyone know of other companies who makes them XS?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:19 pm 
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This was a big anxiety for me. I always felt that if someone stole my baby the first thing they would do is give her a bottle of milk.
I didn't find a MedicAlert Id bracelette but I did ensure that her allergies were noted in her diaper bag and on the inside of her coat.
I definately think something needs to be made available.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:10 pm 
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Our son started wearing his Medic Alert when he was just over a year, following his egg reaction. They were able to size it small enough for his wee wrist and he rarely notices it any more. He actually gets excited when he sees other people wearing them (one of his great-grandfathers does), and I think he likes to see that I have one, too.

From reading posts on the forum, I chose the plain stainless bracelet for him.

Marla

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:15 pm 
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Hi,

Have you seen this site?

https://secure.mm-interactive.com/ecomm ... ession_id=

They have sturdy looking baby bracelets. I think it's an American site; I couldn't any find info about Canadian orders or shipment. But it might be worth looking into if you are interested in the product.

Edit: Link should work now, thanks Susan!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 6:07 pm 
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We got silicone bracelets for my son when he was two. (Photo on my blog.)

They're soft and small and look just like the silicone bracelets that everyone else is wearing. He's always with an adult, so I figured they'd be okay for him until he's in school next year.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:20 pm 
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We just bought our 14 month old son a bracelet from MedicAlert. His wrist is 4.5" and they say to buy 1" larger, so he has a 5.5" bracelet. This is the one they suggested we get and it comes as small as 4.5". My son tried to pull it off for the first few minutes, now he just ignores it. http://www.medicalert.ca/en/products/pr ... d=1&p=I103

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:47 pm 
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I have just purchased a bracelet from a Canadian company called:

http://www.alertwear.com/store/home.php

6 inches is the smallest they offer for bracelets but I also purchased a zipper tag that could be attached to your little one's snowsuit/coat.

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