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March 26, 2007

AllergyHaven.com product review

We recently received a few products from AllergyHaven to review.

We tried them out with our 11 year old daughter.

The belted fanny pack for the Epi-pens was great. She liked that it was soft material and it actually fit her body. I like that it holds 2 Epi-pens and has a red medicine tag on the outside to alert others in case of an emergency.

The scout-type buckle makes the size fully adjustable, although takes some getting used to. Our daughter said it would be good for school field trips! I took it camping last weekend and found it to be much more comfortable than our bulky, regular-sized fanny pack. Forget putting a cell phone and snacks in it, this is a single use pack - just right for those long days of wearing it around.

We also looked at a pocket-purse style Epi-pen holder. It is compact and seems easy enough to throw in a larger purse, a sports bag or even a school backpack! We thought the red medicine tag could be sewn on the outside like the other pack. We also thought the material could be made of a waterproof or at least a more durable material if it was going to be in a sports bag or backpack. My daughter thought there could be the option of having different sports-motif patterned materials, like soccer balls or softballs.

Overall, these are high quality products that should last many years of regular use. Thank you to the folks at AllergyHaven for creating products the Child Food Allergy community needs!

Posted by David at March 26, 2007 10:34 AM


Have you tried other epi carriers as well? How does this one compare? We'll probably be getting something like this soon.

Posted by: Nicole at March 26, 2007 11:13 AM

I completely understand what you went through. I do not trust anyone to feed my children but me. You can check and check and check, but most people just do not understand the severity and cross contamination factors with food allergies. I have 2 little ones under 5 both with multiple food allergies, and most people do not understand what we go through.

Food has become my life, my stress levels are through the roof, I think about food and what reactions they may have constantly.
My oldest will be entering kindergarten in the fall , eating at school for the 1st time in a cafeteria and I am so nervous. I trust my child, but do not really trust the school. They segregate all the children with allergies to 1 table with a large sign on it stating food alleriges.

Posted by: jenny at April 4, 2007 2:25 PM