Giveaway & Review: Allerbling Kid’s Allergy Bracelets

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With Tristan going off to day camp this summer, I searched for an allergy bracelet he’d want to wear. Something that would handle the wear and tear and the pool! Plus, we wanted something durable so it would last him through the school year as well. My son is pretty shy about his allergies and a bracelet would just further set him apart from the crowd, but I knew it was important for his safety, so, I was looking for something that was both fun for him to wear and easy for him explain to anyone that asked him about it.

What did we find? Allerbling, allergy bracelets for kids!

Full Allerbling Kit

Allerbling bracelets feature multiple charms you can add to customize the bracelet and make it unique to your child’s food allergies. At the beginning of the summer we added the medical alert charm, tree nuts, dairy, and wheat. By the end of the summer we were able to remove wheat as it no longer triggers a reaction, yay!

Allerbling Allergy Alert Bracelet

My Take:

What I love about these allergy bracelets for kids is that they are bright (medical professionals will notice them), feature cute kid friendly designs, they’re waterproof and perfect for school, camp, sports, etc. I think it’s great the charms can be added and removed as needed. So many kids either develop additional allergies or grow out of existing ones, so Allerbling can be modified to accommodate these changes. And Allerbling will last as your child ages – if you buy the Full Allerbling Kit (shown above), it comes with two sized bracelets (as well as charms for the top 8 food allergens – other charms can be purchased separately), one for a smaller child and one for a larger child. The name of the allergy is written out in English on each charm, but the images clearly depict the allergy, making these bracelets useful in any language.

My Son’s Take:

Honestly, he wasn’t thrilled at first. As I said above, he’s quite shy about his allergies and doesn’t like to call attention to the fact that he’s different in any way. BUT, he’d seen Kyle Dine (who is AMAZING!) sporting an allergy bracelet at a food allergy concert at a local school, so that helped a lot. Then he saw a kid wearing an Allerbling bracelet at camp and then suddenly, wearing one was no big deal.  Now he’s proud of it and has asked to wear it on a couple of occasions outside of camp and school.  He’s had a few close calls recently, so allergic reactions are very real for him and I know the bracelet makes him feel more in control and empowered. When he meets someone new and he’s wearing the bracelet, he shows them the pictures of the allergies and explains what they are. So, I can say, he’s definitely comfortable and more confident in his Allerbling bracelet.

If you’re looking for a cute, but functional allergy alert bracelet for your child, I’d highly recommend Allerbling. You can find their online store, here. Or you can enter our giveaway to win one!

*****GIVEAWAY******

One winner will receive (1) Full Allerbling Kit, containing two bracelets, 8 food allergy charms, and 1 medical alert charm. Contest is open to contestants in the US and Canada. Contest ends September 10, 2013.

**Enter the giveaway HERE**

Good luck everyone!

45 Comments

  1. msdeth on August 27, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been thinking about this bracelet for a while and really appreciated your review!

    • Jennifer on August 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      You’re very welcome! I’m sure your child will love the bracelet!

  2. Amazing and Atopic (@AmazingAtopic) on August 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Good luck to everyone!

    • Amazing and Atopic (@AmazingAtopic) on August 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      I never see those writing prompts until after I click on “Leave a blog post comment”, sorry!
      My daughter is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, flax seed and maybe sesame.

      • Jennifer on August 27, 2013 at 2:33 pm

        Hey Selena – you don’t have one of these yet? They’re very cool! Your daughter will love it!

  3. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski on August 27, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    My son has a dairy allergy, and some other sensitivities. He is only 20 months old, so he hasn’t had to deal with it on his own yet, but he does realize he get’s different food than other kids at parties.

    • Jennifer on August 27, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Elizabeth – Now would be an excellent time to get a bracelet and introduce him to it while he’s still young. Thank you for your comment and good luck with the contest! Jennifer

  4. annieboisvert07 on August 27, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Cool! I’ve been looking for a bracelet for our little one for a while… He’s got unusual allergies that are not “covered” by allerbling (kiwi, mustard, latex), but some of his allergens are (tree nuts, peanuts, shelfish, sesame), so it’s a good start! Just wondering though and I presume there isn’t any as it is a pretty well known allergen, but is there latex in the bracelet or the charms? Thanks!

    • Jennifer on August 27, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Hey Annie –

      Your little man will love these. Good question about the latex – this is what I found in their FAQs. “The wristbands and charms are 100% silicone and latex-free.” Yay! Safe for your son. -Jennifer

  5. Molly on August 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    SO CUTE! I don’t have kids, so I don’t actually need these or want to be entered in the giveaway, but just wanted to comment that these are adorable. 🙂

    • Jennifer on August 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks for the comment Molly! I know, I think it’s adorable too!

  6. momversusfoodallergy on August 27, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    We have this bracelet for our son. We definitely try to have him wear it when we are at places such and the zoo, amusement parks, etc… He doesn’t like to wear it, but he’s one of those kids where every tag has to be cut out of shirts and such. Overall, it’s a great bracelet, though!

    • Jennifer on August 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm

      I think it’s great he’s wearing it a bit to get used to it. Eventually, it will become so normal, maybe he won’t even notice it bothering him anymore. One can hope 🙂

    • purplekym on August 30, 2013 at 10:51 am

      My son has a severe latex allergy and has worn this bracelet for two years. We love it! You can suggest new charms on Allerbling’s website. My son has more allergies than fit on the bracelet so we use the medical charm also, to serve as a general warning.

      • Jennifer on September 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

        Oh, that’s a great tip – to recommend additional allergens to Allerbling. And it’s wonderful to hear your son can wear it safely despite his latex allergy. Thank you so much for your comments! Jennifer

  7. Shelley Jones on August 30, 2013 at 10:21 am

    My sons both have food allergies, asthma and excema. Big Brother is peanut allergic and tons of environmentals, Little brother is kiwi. We have lots of sensitivities that cause the eczema to flare up too, it is a constant struggle, as it seems to be something different every time. So frustrating and heartbreaking.

    • Jennifer on September 3, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Hi Shelley – it is a struggle, that’s putting it mildly! Managing eczema is hard enough, but then adding asthma, and allergies – yikes! We’re in the same boat and every day brings some new challenge or worry it seems. But our little ones sure are tough….I try to keep up with my son’s strength. Good luck in the contest Shelley. Jennifer

  8. Kim on August 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    This would be great to have as a reminder for whoever is caring for or around my daughter. I’m around her all the time, but people who aren’t forget and tend to offer her food options she can’t have. She is allergic to milk, eggs, wheat, mangos, melon, strawberries, and peanuts that we know of.

    • Jennifer on September 3, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Hi Kim – Yes, the bracelet would be great for her other caregivers, as would an emergency action plan. Do you have one of those? Jennifer

  9. Maggie Fout on August 31, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I love this idea! my son is terribly allergic to dairy and this would be so awesome. He is little so maybe getting him used to wearing a warning bracelet now would be better than when he gets a older. I like how bright colored they are kids are sure to love them.

    • Jennifer on September 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

      I am sure he will love it! Best of luck in the contest Maggie!

      • Maggie Fout on September 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

        Thanks!

  10. carolyn arey on September 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    This would be great for my grandbaby.

    • Jennifer on September 4, 2013 at 10:06 am

      Oh, yes, I’m sure it would. Good luck in the contest!

  11. Jodi on September 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I have 3 kids, 2 with allergies. Both are allergic to peanuts and have epi pens for them. My eldest outgrew his dairy, soy, egg, and wheat allergy. My youngest is allergic to nuts, dairy, soy, chicken, and grains (including rice) to name a few. It is very difficult with my youngest as most foods contain these ingredients. We try and give them special treats they can eat and try and teach all 3 to be cautious with what they eat.

    • Jennifer on September 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Jodi – It sounds like you’re doing a great job! Helping to teach children to be careful, but not life live in fear of their allergies, is hard, but will help our children to grow strong and independent, but most importantly safe. Great job mom!

  12. Veena on September 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    My older son suffers from severe peanut / tree nut allergies, egg allergy, eczema and asthma – he is almost nine, and the severity of eczema has thankfully declined over the years. However, he continues to be allergic to most pollens and allergens in the atmosphere! We had / have a metal allergy bracelet that he is unable to wear when he plays sports, so I am looking for a replacement that is soft and wearable all the time. It frustrates me that he has to take it off while playing, especially during break times, when they distribute snacks. My younger son is 6 and is ready for allergy testing! I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will have none of his brother’s allergies!

    • Jennifer on September 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      I hope for you and your family that your youngest is free of allergies too! But it’s good to know products like Allerbling exist. It will be really helpful for your son when playing sports – what a great idea!

  13. katie pietrak on September 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    We are just starting allergy testing on our peanut… not sure of everything yet, but definitely dairy 🙁

    Thanks

    • Jennifer on September 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      Good luck Katie! Fingers crossed for you that your child only reacts to dairy!

  14. Sam on September 10, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    My son is allergic to dairy, egg, soy, all tree nuts, peanuts , coconut, corn, pineapple, and fish. He also has asthma and eczema. He is now getting to the age where he is more aware of his allergies and I think the allergy bracelet would help serve as a reminder to him and others.

    • Jennifer on September 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Sam –

      Wow, that’s a lot! I remember when my son had a whole list of toxic foods – some turned out to just be sensitivities, but a few remain full blown allergies, even resulting in anaphylaxis. The coconut and pineapple, are they true IgE allergies? Those definitely were issues for my son, but not a true allergy. Hugs to you and your family – especially your little man. Managing all those food allergies and eczema and asthma is rough. I’m sure the allergy bracelet would be a great reminder for him, his friends, and care givers. Jennifer

  15. MapleMouseMama on September 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Jennifer my son is allergic to eggs, peanuts and tree nuts and he also has asthma. We have purchased a different bracelet for him to wear, but he is not in love with it so now I am looking at the Allerbling! We listen to Kyle Dine’s music and my son loves to sing Food Allergies rock all the time. As a matter of fact we sing almost all the songs together with his big sister who does not have allergies. I think William a lot more comfortable and accepting of his allergies then I am, LOL, but I am grateful for that.

    Suz

    • Jennifer on September 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

      Our kids love that song too – espeically my non-allergic little girl! Too funny! It is a catchy tune. I’m sorry your son doesn’t love his new bracelet. Perhaps you can try Allerbling and see what he thinks?

  16. Jessica on September 24, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I don’t have any children and I have no allergies but I love that these products are natural 🙂

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  18. Andrew P on October 4, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    No kids myself, but I like the idea of allergy braceklets

    • Jennifer on October 8, 2013 at 9:09 am

      I know, aren’t they cool?!

  19. melody james on October 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    New fan of your Facebook page and blog. My son has food allergies (peanut, brazil nuts, pistachios, mustard, cotton seed, among other food sensitivities)…season allergies, environmental…and severe eczema. Anxious to check out your blog!

    • Jennifer on October 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

      Welcome Melody! So happy that you found us!

  20. katie pietrak on October 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

    my daughter is allergic to soy and dairy. we’re still trying to figure out if there’s others!

  21. firstclass0 on December 26, 2014 at 5:01 am

    My 2 years little daughter is having wheat allergy. She always admires to have food, I and Ema have.
    I dont no how long this will continue.
    Liked your allergy wristband idea, but may this feel her inferiority complex?

    • Jennifer Roberge on December 28, 2014 at 7:19 am

      Its hard to say. She may think its really cute if you get one with little characters on it. They aren’t very expensive, so maybe its worth a try?

  22. mild eczema on April 3, 2015 at 6:38 am

    I was looking for different kinds of eczema and found out that your information were really helpful. I will definitely come back to your blog to hear back more from you.

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