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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:01 am 

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Parents are coming up with temporary tattoos and other ways to help protect kids with severe food allergies.

So parents are coming up with ways to remind new teachers, classmates and babysitters to be extra careful.

Michele Walsh, a mother of three from Baltimore, created SafetyTat after having to write safety information on each of her kids' arms during a family trip. The company sells brightly colored temporary tattoos or long-lasting write-on stickers ($19.99 from that can be placed prominently on a child's arm, with notices such as "ALERT: NUT ALLERGY" or other critical information.

When you leave a child in someone else's care at school or camp, "no matter how many times you fill out the forms, you're still taking a leap of faith," Walsh says. "This is like my voice with my son when I'm not there. It's almost like teaching them 'stop, drop and roll...' They know exactly what to do."

Other available alert products include medical alert wristbands, necklaces and T-shirts. Lauren's Hopecreates metal and silicone medical alert bracelets for both boys and girls, and a company called Allermates offers allergy education tools, stickers, alert bracelets and other products for kids. ... s/2633663/


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