Yes they will, but better safe than sorry. My son is now
a teenager and the best thing I did as a mom was to help
him develop the habit of self carrying the epinephrine
auto injectors on him at all times. Not inside the backpack
but on him. Finding a waist pack or pouch he would wear
more than few days was felt like an impossible task. It
was difficult, expensive, and so frustrating to the point that
one day before age twelve, he ended up coming up with
the idea of creating not one but two medicine carriers.
The first one was the LegBuddy concealed leg holster, then
the WaistPal undergarment waist sling with no buckles
which is great for when you are playing sports or wearing
shorts to school.
Parents, please don't wait too long to start teaching
your child about the importance of self carrying "the kit".
If you wait until they are teenagers it will be twice as
difficult and will cause a lot of arguments that could affect
even the strongest parent child relationship. If you pass
the responsibility of carrying the life saving medications to
the child as soon as they enter their school years, you will
need to remind them often, and probably loose couple of
auto-injectors, but as time goes by it just becomes a
Don't just carry Epipen's inside a bag because
during an emergency they can be difficult to find, and no
matter how much you try, it is impossible to have them on
your shoulder at all times. Cargo pants are great, and an
undergarment sling or a leg holster like the LegBuddy and
WaistPal can help discreetly carry and conceal the auto
injectors. Every person that has anaphylaxis food allergies
needs to carry an epinephrine auto injector ON them at all
times. Today there are epicarriers available to do so. No
more excuses! Self carry epinephrine.
Make it a rule that can't be broken
Having to carry life saving epinephrine auto injectors is
something no one likes to do and no one knows how
difficult it is until you need to do so, but it is one of the
easiest tasks to learn about living with food allergy and
anaphylaxis especially if your parents made it a rule that
couldn't be broken while you where growing up.
|Will kids feel awkward having to wear a pouch or
holster with their emergency epinephrine shots inside?