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My dd has anaphylactic allergies to cow's milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Her doc is highly recommending getting her a medical ID bracelet for the times that she is away from me. (We homeschool)

So what do I put on it?! With the cow's milk I feel like people are so dense! I say she's allergic to milk and they say "What about yogurt?" Ya know? So how do I make it clear that she can't have any thing with any traces of her allergens? I'm really thinking that writing her name and then in big letters "do not feed without permission."

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With Ds we wrote "Dairy" because I figured that if someone was reading a medical alert tag it was most likely because something has happened and it might be a medical proff. (emt,nurse,ER doc) as I always told the person if I left him with someone NOT feed anything like milk,yogurt,cheese blah blah and since I always packed his snacks/food I pretty much reiterated NOT to feed him anything but what I brought.
 

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I asked if there was dairy in fresh bread at Whole Foods, and the baker said there were no eggs. And then I looked at the label and said, "butter?" and she said, "oh is that dairy?" so I think you do what you can: cow dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts on the medic alert bracelet. But whenever you hand over her care, be explicit. My dd2 doesn't have allergies, only intolerances, but when we go to a fair or an amusement park, I put an id bracelet on it, and I have my cell phone number and it says "many allergies; DO NOT FEED". That's because either (a) she's lost, so hopefully they don't give her a lollipop, or (b) someone is thinking of stealing her and that might put them off. If there were only 4, I'd probably list them though. One of my good friends growing up (before epipens) always wore her medic id bracelet. She was allergic to chocolate and tree nuts. And we always told her what was in anything we were sharing with her. The one I have is velcro and you can write whatever you want on the waterproof label inside (so if she's going with someone else, I can put their cell phone number on it as well). And I can put it on her wrist or her ankle.
 

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I want to get one for my dd too.

Should I put on it "anaphylactic allergy to:" and list them (dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts)? Although soy is not anaphylactic and dairy may or may not be.

I was thinking about "do not feed without permission" as well since these allergens are often hidden.

How old is your dd? mine is 2 - maybe not really old enough to understand not to take food from other people - although maybe she does understand this, I'm not really sure. She certainly can't read labels yet!

I also have to figure out which one to get. MedicAlert or something else?
 

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How old is your dd? mine is 2 - maybe not really old enough to understand not to take food from other people - although maybe she does understand this, I'm not really sure. She certainly can't read labels yet!

I also have to figure out which one to get. MedicAlert or something else?
My dd is 6. She is with me most of the time but on Fridays we go to a homeschool enrichment program. She's separated from me all day. And in the fall I won't even be there - I'm having a baby in Sept. So I want something clear, even though I lecture whoever I leave her with.

So far I'm liking Lauren's Hope and Petite Baubles Boutique. The velco sport ones are very nice but we also are thinking of getting her a pretty one for birthday parties, etc.

Still not sure what to write. She doesn't carry her own epipen, I usually give it to whichever adult is in charge of her. I like the idea of writing out in detail her issues on a card in her wallet or purse but she's really too young to be responsible for carrying a purse all the time.
 
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