I first heard of Allergy Lifestyle a couple of months ago, after the Allergy and Free From Show. Allergy Lifestyle is a family run business catering for people with allergies and asthma. They have a great range of products which make life easier for people with allergies, from dummy auto-injector pens to allergy books, toys, hay fever balms, jewellery, asthma inhaler cases… you name it, they have it!
They also offer allergy information on their website. They have really interesting articles on a range of issues such as travelling with allergies, celebrating Halloween, birthday parties, childcare and many more topics. It will certainly come in handy when I start planning Jumpy’s upcoming ‘free from’ birthday party.
When I first read Anne’s story, I felt like I was reading ours.
Anne has four children. I do, too.
Aisling, her third child, developed eczema when she was only a few months old. So did Jumpy, my third baby.
As a toddler, Aisling was diagnosed with multiple allergies after a life threatening exposure to peanuts. Jumpy was rushed to A&E at 6 months old after eating a piece of bread. Further tests confirmed she was allergic to wheat, as well as a wide range of staple foods.
Aisling was Anne’s “inspiration to set up Allergy Lifestyle to raise allergy awareness and to source and supply quality, reliable products to help those managing serious Allergies and Asthma.” My blog is my voice. I started it to write about what I get up to with my children, raise awareness about allergies and give myself the confidence to develop recipes that are free from wheat, eggs, dairy, nuts and seeds.
Allergy Lifestyle is not just another business trying to make money. They know what it is like to be diagnosed with life-threatening allergies and they genuinely want to make a difference for allergy sufferers. Anne understands that the start of the journey with allergies can be a lonely one for parents, and she wants to help others.
Despite the risk of anaphylaxis, Anne is incredibly positive and focuses on trying to let Aisling do everything her siblings are doing too. She is a woman after my own heart! I am really glad I have my little blog, as it gives me an opportunity to promote companies like Anne’s, which help children and families with allergies and eczema.
Anne sent me two products I was keen to review: an Allergy Medicine Carrying Case for auto-injectors and a Mediband wristband.
The wristband is great. First of all, it is pretty and therefore I quite like seeing it around Jumpy’s wrist. Most importantly, you can write allergy information on the inside and to me, that means being slightly less worried when she is not in my care.
The only problem is that she tends to take it off. It comes in a small size, but she is rather petite and can take remove it easily.
The AllerMates Allergy Medicine Case is fab!
What makes all the difference in my opinion:
It is insulated. Until I received it, I was using a small make-up bag to keep her Epipen in, but it is important to store it at a temperature between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. Getting an insulated case for it has always been at the back of my mind, and I am glad I now have one.
It is clearly labelled as an allergy medicine case. That makes it easy to identify in my handbag, should someone other than me need to find it.
It can hold 2 auto-injectors as well as an asthma inhaler.
Its clip makes it easy to attach to any bag.
Its velcro straps fit perfectly around the handlebar of our pram.
It is very handy for out and about use, hot weather and holidays and can be adjusted for adults or kids.
It includes an easy-to-follow Emergency Instructions Guide and an Emergency Contact & Medical Info Card.
It also contains a removable belt.
Only drawback: Jumpy’s antihistamines do not fit in it. I am always puzzled by the fact they are not making sachets of Piriton, like they do for Calpol. They are clearly missing the gap in the market, no doubt about that!
Is there anything you would really want to get from Allergy Adventures?
– I was sent two products for the purpose of this review and no payment was received. All opinions and photographs are my own.