Protect Your Kids with AllerMates

By Shannon Gurnee
In Health / Personal Living
March 1, 2016


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When I was a kid, allergies weren’t what they are today. Having a child with allergies can be a scary thing, especially when you aren’t there to protect them all the time. You can feel better knowing your child is protected with AllerMates. AllerMates is a band created by a mom for moms that caters to families with kids who have food allergies, food intolerances, asthma or other health concerns.

AllerMates was founded by a mom who was inspired by her food allergic son to set out and change the world of food allergies for kids. Now thanks to that mom on a mission, AllerMates products are sold in over 5,000 stores including CVS Health! The AllerMates product line consists of medical awareness bracelets and charms, medicine cases, activity books and more, each designed with fun AllerMates characters to make allergies and other health issues less intimidating for kids. We also recently launched a subscription box service that delivers allergy-friendly foods directly to kids’ doors, so parents can discover new brands that are safe and delicious, too.

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Products You’ll Find From AllerMates


Worn by more than 500,000 kids, AllerMates allergy bracelets and medical alert bracelets are recognized within classrooms, at parties, on campgrounds and more. Help your child stay safe from food allergies or other health concerns with these adjustable, colorful and kid-friendly alert bracelets, free of BPA, phthalates, nickel and latex.


Keeping kids with food allergies or health concerns safe can be a tall task, but not with AllerMates multi-charm bracelet and medical alert charms! Add up to 6 medical alert charms to this customizable bracelet to alert caretakers of your child’s allergies or health concerns. Or, skip the bracelet and add these fun, medical alert charms to other accessories or popular shoes! The medical alert charms come in over 30 variations, meaning there’s something to keep all kids with food allergies and health concerns safe!

Activity Books

Educate kids with food allergies while also having fun with AllerMates activity books! Kids will find an adventure on every page of the small activity booklet, and also get to meet the AllerMates gang of characters! An AllerMates Guide to Allergies will take kids with food allergies on an educational journey to learn more about exactly what allergies are. At AllerMates, they help create awareness AND fun for kids with food allergies!

Medicine Cases

Designed by a mom on a mission to keep kids with food allergies safe, AllerMates medicine bags and cases make it easy to tote allergy medication on-the-go! These high quality medicine bags and those order inhalers online inhaler cases are great because they are compact and insulated, with tons of features to keep allergy medication secure and easily accessible to kids with food allergies. As a bonus safety feature, all medicine bags and cases come with a double-sided emergency contact and allergy medication information card. Who knew safety could be so convenient?

Subscription Box

AllerMates also has a subscription box you can get that delivers allergy-friendly foods directly to kids’ doors, so parents can discover new brands that are safe and delicious, too. AllerMates Goodie Boxes of allergy-free foods, each valued over $35, are sent every other month. 

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Who Founded AllerMates?

AllerMates was founded by Iris, mom of 3. When her son Ben was diagnosed with severe food allergies and asthma, she wanted to find a way to teach him about his health concerns in a way that was fun and non-intimidating.

One day, she drew up a few allergy-related characters and wrote funny stories and poems about them. Her kids loved helping her come up with silly names for them. Next thing she knew was that their friends were asking to see the characters they had created again and again until they too knew all of their names and stories by heart.

They showed her that kids are eager to understand health issues when there is a friendly and engaging way to learn about them.

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AllerMates was born.

As she began to create these fun things for kids to help educate and protect them, it occurred to her that parents could benefit from having easy-to-understand info, too. She pointed out that as Moms and Dads, we are our children’s first and best educators, and teaching them about their health is one of the most important things we do. It builds confidence and assists in keeping them safe as they navigate an unpredictable world.

Today, the AllerMates community is made up of thousands of parents, children, caregivers and educators, who rely on our simple, friendly and reliable resources to do just that. From their free online educational materials to their popular medical alert bracelets (now available in over 5,000 stores and in several countries – wow!) and beyond, AllerMates is here to help us and our kids grow stronger and healthier together!

Where Can You Find AllerMates?

You can find AllerMates both online or at CVS. Right now, if you spend $15 on AllerMates at CVS and send in your receipt, you’ll receive a free month to the AllerMates subscription goodie box ($29.99 price with products valued between $35-$50). You submit your receipts HERE

What products do you like from AllerMates?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

27 Responses to “Protect Your Kids with AllerMates”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I love that you can get these right at CVS. It’s nice when you don’t have to run all over the place to find stuff.

  2. lisa says:

    This was such a great idea! There are so many kids out there with different allergies, that this is so cool for them to have!

  3. I think this is such a great idea. Kids can learn about their allergies in a way that doesn’t make them feel like outsiders, and I think that’s important.

  4. Angie says:

    This is a great idea! I never knew just how many people have food allergies because I never had any or had friends with them growing up. Now as an adult I know a few people.

  5. Miles L. says:

    This would be a great product for kids who have allergies. All the items are cute and humorously designed.

  6. Wow, I bet these products are so helpful for the parents of kids with allergies. Especially the subscription box– what a great idea!

  7. Jeanette says:

    I am very grateful that my kiddo does not have any allergies like this. I do have a friend whose son does have a terrible peanut allergies so they would love something like this.

  8. This would be a great subscription box for kids. I sometimes get tired of seeing beauty subscription boxes. I think it is about time we focus more on the kids – to keep them healthy and safe from allergens with Allermates.

  9. Ryan Escat says:

    Pretty much idea. It is important to prevent the allergies on kids, not only in kids but for adults also so they can’t feel irritated but feel more confident.

  10. MyTeenGuide says:

    I am so thankful that none of my kids had food allergies. These are very helpful products.

  11. Jennifer says:

    Having something like this on hand could definitely save a life. It is scary when your kid starts going into shock because of a food choice. Having this can definitely help them out.

  12. This is a fantastic idea! I was just talking about the allergy thing the other day with a coworker. The only allergy I remember as a kid was peanut allergies, and even then it wasn’t a huge deal. Its crazy and kind of scary how much and how quickly allergies have gotten so severe!

  13. Lynndee says:

    I’m definitely glad to know about these products. I’m thankful my son doesn’t have food allergies, but my friend’s son has. I will tell her about this.

  14. I love the idea of the AllerMates subscription box. I will have to share this with my friend that has two little ones that have allergies.

  15. Kathy says:

    This is a wonderful box! I wish I would have known about this when my youngest was allergic to dairy. She is no longer, which is great. I’ll have to share this with some other mothers that I know have kids with allergies.

  16. What a wonderful product to have for the little ones who are plagued with allergies! It would make a great gift for a few families I know! Thanks for sharing this!!

  17. CourtneyLynne says:

    Oooo alterMates sounds fantastic!!! We have a CVS right down the street. I will have to check them out in person!

  18. Bonnie @wemake7 says:

    These products are great! I will have to get these for my youngest boy.

  19. What a brilliant subscription box!! As a parent, if I had a child with sever allergies I would definitely get this product!

  20. I think this is such a great idea! Kids can learn about their allergies in an awesome way!

  21. alexandria says:

    SO thankful my daughter isn’t allergic to anything. I feel for children who have to deal with all that… and the parents. All these things seem like they will be totally helpful.

  22. ricci says:

    This is a fun way to protect your kids from allergens. They didn’t have fun stuff like this when I was growing up!!

  23. Ashleigh says:

    I love this idea as a mom with a kid with special needs. We limit his food dye intake to special occasions as he tends to act out more.

  24. Crystal & Co says:

    I have a child with peanut allergies. This is brilliant and needed!

  25. Crystal & Co says:

    I have a child with peanut allergies. This is brilliant and much needed!

  26. Maggie Branch says:

    This is an amazing thing that this company is doing! I love the subscription box! We eat gluten free and I’m always looking for new brands to try!

  27. I think the awareness bracelets are cute, and a really nice item to have – there are certainly a lot of kids using them already. I also like the idea of a charm bracelet.

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