Monday, August 15, 2011
The EpiPen Holder Your Child Will Love to Carry
"Mom, we got a package! Can I open it? What's in it?"
As I walk to the door to pick up the package, he follows me closely, his little steps hurried and his big brown eyes curious and glimmering with excitement.
We open the package and he sticks his little hand in the box, pulling out a brown, fuzzy thing that looks like a stuffed animal.
"Mom, I love this! This is great! Can I keep it? Can I feel the texture inside?"
Love at first sight.
The fuzzy thing is actually a little monkey-shaped EpiPen® holder made by Activeaide, an Australian manufacturer of allergy and asthma-related products.
The zipped pouch is big enough to hold one or two epinephrine auto-injectors and a few pre-filled Benadryl spoons. You can even include a copy of your child's food allergy action plan and instructions for epinephrine administration.
Fully insulated, the pouch has a multi-layered construction to keep the medication at constant temperature. The big red cross on the back makes it easily identifiable as a medical product. Kids won't see it as such though. For them, it is a cute furry friend they can hook on to their backpack and take with them wherever they go.
For older kids, teens, and adults, Activeaide offers various types of holders that can be kept in a purse or a backpack, hooked to the belt, or, for the active and sporty types, strapped to the arm/leg. I prefer the Twin auto-injector holder. It is easy to find in my big, cluttered purse and it is the perfect size for an EpiPen and a couple of pre-measured Benadryl spoons.
The company offers several other allergy and asthma products, as well as anaphylaxis and asthma books for children.
Activeaide ships worldwide, including the US and Canada. They offer a flat shipping rate and 4-7 business days delivery.
Disclosure: I received free Activeaide merchandise for review but no monetary compensation to write this article.