Each year about this time I make an allergy awareness assessment for my children. Here are a few things I do to prep for the new school year:
- Check epipen expiration dates. Renew prescription if needed.
- Make allergy check up appointments.
- Update the allergy plan paper kept in each of my children’s bags.
- Order new allergy alert wristbands, if needed.
I shared about the wristband/bracelet and more resources at Food Allergies on a Budget…
Epipens go everywhere with us. And over the weekend, guess what Middle Girl made for her little sister? A duct tape epipen bag! She let her little sister choose the pattern she’d like. Then she measured the box with the set of epipens.
There’s even enough room for liquid Benadryl spoons! Middle Girl made the new bag in about 10 minutes. If you’d like to make a duct tape purse or epipen bag, it’s easy and fun. Just follow the instructions in the video in Middle Girls’ Duct Tape Purse Tutorial.
Yes, even homeschoolers need to be prepared for a new year of back-to-school. Especially in the area of life-threatening allergies. It’s a good time to assess supplies. And my two allergic children will soon have new teachers at church – in Sunday school, choir, mission friends, puppets and more. It’s my job to explain to these adults the seriousness of anaphylaxis.
A handy allergy alert wristband and a duct tape epipen bag are great allergy awareness tools. Being safe can be stylish too!
What are your favorites?
Our food allergies story.