Do your food allergic kiddos self-carry their epinephrine? At this time, mine don’t. However, there have been a couple instances recently where I wish they did. Over the past couple months, I started exploring options for my little men to self carry and I haven’t been overly impressed. But then something amazing happened.
Michelle Lenz, the creator and maker of the WOOB, contacted me about trying her products. After checking out her website, I was excited to receive a WOOB for my little man. The WOOB is a self-carrying case for epinephrine. There are two different designs, one made for the EpiPen and the other made for the Auvi-Q. The WOOB was designed after Michelle’s son suffered an anaphylactic reaction to peanuts. Following the reaction, he no longer felt safe to go anywhere without his medication close by. So Michelle did what any mom would do – she set out to find a solution for her son, to help him feel safe again.
The WOOB is designed to carry two epinephrine auto-injectors. It attaches to your child’s pants using only 2 of his/her belt loops. I like the fact that it’s not a belt that has to be worn around my little man’s waist or across his chest. Once it’s fastened to his pants, it practically becomes a part of his pants. Brilliant!
Another thing that I really like about the WOOB is that I can leave my little man’s epinephrine auto-injectors in the case and toss it in my bag when he isn’t wearing it. I don’t have to take the time to switch carrying cases for his auto-injectors.
Michelle was kind enough to send each of my little men a WOOB for their Auvi-Qs. They both thought it was so cool that it fit onto their belt loops. They felt so grown-up. I highly recommend the WOOB for any and all food allergy kids – especially the active ones.
The WOOB can be ordered in a variety of colors and comes with extra buttons that can be sewn into pants that don’t have belt loops for easy attachment. I’m telling you, Michelle has thought of everything. You can read more about the WOOB on her website.
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**Photo Credit (top photo): Carrie Roen Photography**
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