Local mom creates 'allergy badges' to protect kids

accreditation
Abieda Siers/Facebook
Abieda Siers/Facebook

Local mom Abieda Siers is an HR officer by day and blogger by night, but as if that's not quite enough she also invented 'allergy badges' to protect kids from accidental exposure.

Inspired by her two-year-old son, who suffers from a nut allergy, she told Parent24 that she was looking for a bracelet or necklace that he can wear without irritating him, but that everything she looked at was really expensive.

"And I didn't want to spend a lot of money on an item that my son could potentially lose. So that's when the idea of a badge came to me," she told us.

"I wanted something colorful, affordable and that can alert anyone of my son's condition. Then I thought I know at least two people who have kids who have food allergies too," Abieda says.

Also mom to 8-year-old twin girls, she shares her experiences about being a mom, married life and the many interests that she has on her Youtube channel.

"My kids are also my inspiration on the many quests that I pursue daily, like the allergy badge" she says, adding that parents have responded really well to the allergy badge idea so far.

"So many moms think it's a really great idea. The response has been really overwhelming and positive," she reveals. 

Abieda started with just nine badges, but there are more to come.

"I'm actually working on penicillin and diabetes badges at the moment. If there is a great need for specific allergy badges then I will definitely look into creating badges for all," she assures us. 

Get in touch with her via email at splendidinkonline@gmail.com for more information. 



Chatback:

Share your stories and questions with us via email at chatback @ parent24.com. Anonymous contributions are welcome.

Don't miss a story!

For a weekly wrap of our latest parenting news and advice, sign up to our Friday Parent24 newsletter.

Follow us, and chat, on Facebook and Twitter.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24