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urgent - bumbag for epipens and meds?

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babybarrister Tue 23-Aug-11 10:56:07

DS [4] starting school next week and school have [just] told me the policy is he carries his own stuff from room to room etc so he will need a bumbag

does anyone have a good idea as to which one as I think someone posted on here a while ago about some specialist ones that fitted everything in?

thanks

brambleschooks Tue 23-Aug-11 11:05:18

www.yellowcross.co.uk/

These are really good and delivery is fast. My friends daughter has her epipens in the bumbag, they have tubes available that keep them safe. My son has the grab bag for his diabetes stuff and I'm about to order another and a bumbag for high school. X

babybarrister Tue 23-Aug-11 11:20:04

thanks !

babybarrister Tue 23-Aug-11 11:36:43

the bumbag only seems to fit 2 epipens in their tough tubes with no room for the antihistamine though!!!

anyone have any other suggestions?

babybarrister Tue 23-Aug-11 11:52:52

sorry - actually they do take the two mini bottles so all fine and have just ordered two sets ...

tinytalker Tue 23-Aug-11 11:54:42

Not sure if you've seen the epipen pouches I have.
www.alwaysreadthelabel.info
I also have some single dose medicine bottles which I measure the dose into myself at home and then my dd carries it with her and can swig straight from the bottle when she needs to. It is a good way of training them to be aware of their symptoms and start to take responsibility for themselves. Though I'm surprised you have been told that your 4yr old needs to carry them himself; bit too young I think.
The other thing I did for my dd for school trips/residential/holidays was to order a bright coloured personalised string bag (like a plimsole bag) from Ebay. It fits everything in and it's embroidered with " Phoebe's Allergy Medication". We still take this on flights with us and she's 13yrs now!!
HTH

EvaAnna Tue 23-Aug-11 12:41:30

Can't believe they are making a 4 yr old responsible for carrying his medication around, especially something that contains needles? My DD school keep these in a safe easily accessible place for teachers to get should they need to?

Is it a big school?

youarekidding Tue 23-Aug-11 12:48:22

I got mine from some website which I'll try and find in a mo. Its a bag with 2 loops for a belt so handy. It fits in it 2 epipens, small pre measured dose, nasal spray and also care plan. grin

I think you need to speak to school nurse. 4yo is awfully young. DS starts juniors and they are saying he is too young still to be responsible. <relieved!>

babybarrister Tue 23-Aug-11 13:12:43

I agree re the age but they said either the teacher or he will carry it around...hmm as they are forever moving from site to site I am pleased that they do at least envisage it moving with him and not being locked in a cupboard....

thanks tinytalker - I have just placed the order with the other one -sorry!

Weta Tue 23-Aug-11 15:08:09

I got the Yellow Cross one in the end too, after trying another one where the belt bit was way too big. We manage to fit in an epipen (not in a tube though), a small bottle of steroids, small bottle of antihistamine, Ventolin and a fairly compact spacer...

youarekidding Tue 23-Aug-11 15:40:09

It was tinytalkers website I ordered DS' bag from - he has the Trains one!!

topiarygal Wed 24-Aug-11 20:45:54

I'd say 4 was too early to take stuff with him in the playground but from class to class as long as he's handing it over to a playground monitor or a teacher then it's fine. If this is not the case and he's carrying his own kit Food Allergy Mums say not to ask kids to cary own kit until secondary school. If your schools is tricky maybe suggest how dangerous an adrenalin jab in the finger would be for a child and that it would only take a few kids to get interested in the pack for things to go wrong!

I'd also ask for a second staff room kit to ensure they bun-bag one doesn't get lost (my son is rubbish at leaving his behind).

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