It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week, and a product review of an awesome medical ID is perfect timing. Having your child wear a medical ID is an effective way to raise awareness year round, while making his allergies clear! Something this cool looking is sure to be a conversation starter. I was so excited when My ID Square contacted me about doing a review. My son has a bracelet ID that he doesn’t really like to wear, so I’m hoping this one will be one that he can tolerate.
About My ID Square: There are several different types of products/IDs that this company offers. The main feature of their IDs is a QR code that, when scanned, will show a medical profile of the wearer. This is such a wonderful, convenient feature, especially in today’s smart phone world. On the opposite side of the ID there is a website & code that can be entered so also view the medical profile. You can set up the medical profile one their website in just a few minutes. I added emergency contacts, info about my son, including his picture, allergies, medications, and special directions. I picked the dog tag style ID, and I love the look of it.
What I like about My ID Square: I love the designs and the bold, modern look (and durability, too!). These IDs will definitely catch someone’s eye in an emergency while still looking cool and stylish on older children who may be concerned with fashion. I love the fact that my son’s medical information can be reviewed very quickly in an emergency if I am unable to be present. Having symptoms of anaphylaxis listed in his profile and when to use epinephrine is priceless. These IDs are not just geared for food allergies, but also fitting for other health conditions such as autism, diabetes, and heart conditions. I entered 4 emergency contacts that would be notified by text and email if the QR code was scanned in an emergency.
What I don’t like about My ID Square: Their wasn’t a MedAll Tag (tag or charm that provides a quick and easy visual alert to the allergy or medical condition) to fit our needs to go with the ID. I would love to have added a “Multiple Food Allergies” tag to go with our ID. Something customizable would be perfect! The bracelet IDs look pretty feminine (perfect for the princess in your life), so that left us needing the dog tag style. The dog tag style wouldn’t be suitable for a younger child due to it being a choking hazard, so take a look around their products first and see if they have one that would fit your child. My only other concern, is that not everyone will have a QR Reader on their smart phone…but that’s probably Anxiety-Filled-Food-Allergy-Mom-Syndrome.
Want to know more? Visit the My ID Square FAQ page to get your questions answered.
Overall, I give this product a THUMBS UP! What a wonderful concept of the QR code to get instant access to the medical info coupled with a modern, colorful look in convenient styles. My ID Square has graciously provided a coupon code, exclusive to Mom Vs. Food Allergy readers on your next purchase. Use coupon code momversusfoodallergy to get 15% off on your purchase at http://www.myidsquare.com
**These opinions are my own. I am not an employee of My ID Square and I did not get paid for this post. I did receive one Squid Tag to review for the purpose of this post. Thanks, My ID Square!