My daughter has two beautiful engraved medical alert bracelets that I ordered from Lauren’s Hope. She wears them whenever we leave the house, especially if she will be spending time away from us. But over the summer I wished for a simpler and much more inexpensive bracelet that she could wear, particularly when at swim lessons, soccer camp, and tennis.
You see, I made a fatal mistake: I had her put on her nice bracelet before leaving for soccer. Then afraid it would somehow break and be lost on the soccer field, I took it off and may or may not have stuck it in my pocket. And then the next day I realized I didn’t know where it was. Did it fall out as I pulled the phone or keys out of my pocket? Was it somewhere on the soccer field or on one of the fields on the way back to our car? Did it fall out when we stopped for lunch?
I’ll never know and I’m actually a little surprised it hasn’t been found and returned to us. It only has THREE of our phone numbers engraved on it!
When I saw the Custom 3D Bands I knew that these served a very useful purpose (and wish I had thought to get one before soccer camp). These silicone bands can be worn in the pool, and yes, at soccer or tennis. In fact you can wear them in the shower. They can be worn 24 hours a day if you want.
The simple design includes the medical alert symbol as well as the word “diabetic.” These Diabetic ID Bands come in a rainbow of colors; my daughter’s favorite are pink and purple. And the price is right at $7.95. They come in three sizes (my six-year-old wears a small). The company also makes Diabetic Alert Sleeves which you can put on a watchband, shoe laces, or an adjustable cap. These are $1.95.
And did I mention shipping is FREE?
(Shipping is free in the US. For international orders, they ask for a minimum purchase of 5 bands & there will be a shipping and handling charge.)
Since receiving these, she’s worn her bracelets to dance and gymnastics regularly. They’ve also seen lots of time in the water. She sometimes wears them for a week or more at a time even when she has on her fancy bracelet. They have held up well and in fact look the same as when we received them. They are not worn out and the color has not faded.
I also slid one of the Diabetic Alert Sleeves on her PE tennis shoes.
For my active child, these bracelets are a must for sports, dance classes, and swimming.
And know that the company has a personal tie to diabetes, both the founder and the marketing director have sons with Type 1 diabetes.
Find Custom 3D Bands on Facebook too. They occasionally have special deals for their FB fans.
Readers of D-Mom Blog receive a special discount from Custom 3D Bands. Buy three and get one free when you mention D-Mom Blog in the notes when ordering.
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Images from the company’s website.