Hoping that I can find some good suggestions on how my 6yr old son can "wear" his pump and CGM comfortably at the same time.
We started him on the pump in August and he wears a spi-belt for his pump and this has been fantastic, in terms of comfort, discretion and ease of use.
We started the Dexcom a couple of weeks ago and I just can't figure out what to do with it. The nurse that started the Dexcom suggested he wear his pump and have his CGM in his pocket. This is great in theory, but we are talking about a 6 yr old who likes to run and play - I can just see it falling out of his pocket and getting lost on the playground. I could get another spi-belt and have him wear two??? I have also thought about putting both the pump and CGM in his spi-belt but that worries me with all the running around that he does and buttons getting pushed on accident. My latest idea is to have him wear his spi-belt (pump) in the front and his CGM just above his bum in another carrier?? The nurses from school think he should be "wearing" both - it will teach him responsibility.
Ultimately I am thinking that one of you have been in this situation and already have a solution that I haven't thought of!!!
Open to all suggestions:)
Thanks for responding!
I use the tally gear tummie tote belt on my three year old and there's multiple pockets for things. The pump doesn't bounce around like other carriers as well. here's the link http://www.tallygear.com/ they were really good at custom sizing for our guy as we needed smaller than a small. but the velcro is great and he wears it 24/7 and doesn't complain about it.
Great! Smiling:) Going to check it out right now:)
Just ordered this model- just wish they had more color options for kids. I like the fastener on it over the talley gear's Velcro - I feel like there is less of a chance of it falling off.
Thank you so much for the tip:)
It's quite a big bit of velcro. We've never had it fall off but you've got to do what works for you! Good luck!
We love the tummietote from Tallygear too! We have been on the pump for almost a year, but just started on the Dexcom, so I have one belt with a single window and now a couple with two windows. We have both the tummietote original and the tummietote 2 (fold over pockets instead of velcro) and pretty much use them interchangeably in case one gets sweaty or needs to be washed.
Thanks we got the 2 pouch SPI belt and were disappointed because of the fit. The two pockets rested on his hip bones and were not discreet. I wish the SPI belt had a pocket in front and one in the back, but maybe that wouldn't make sense (come to think of it - it would be hard to read). Regardless we are back to square one and going to try another route probably the tummietote this time.