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Pump Packs/Pouches

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by KelliTwins, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. KelliTwins

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    How essential are the pump packs/pouches? Greg is going to start pumping in a few weeks, and I wasn't sure if we would need one of these or not. Most that I have seen are pretty expensive, so I don't want to put out the extra money if they really aren't useful.
     
  2. hawkeyegirl

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    For us, they are a necessity. If we clipped his pump to his pocket, he'd be pulling that damn site out every time he used the bathroom. He's just not careful enough or "aware" enough yet to not use a pouch. Once he gets a bit older, I'm sure he'll just want it in his pocket or on his waistband, but for now, the pouch works really, really well.
     
  3. KelliTwins

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    That's what I worry about with Greg. He's totally unaware of the things he's doing (I think he's a little ADHD on top of the diabetes), so I'm definitely concerned that he would pull it out all of the time. Thanks so much! Glad to know it's a necessity!
     
  4. simom

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    Just seconding the idea that the pump pack is a must. My guy (4) sleeps with his on (we got one with a soft, fabric, stretchy belt) and can do all his own bathroom, etc. - I would worry about the pump landing in the toilet if it were just clipped on his pants. We also use it to hold the pump as we are finishing his set changes. for us, it has just seemed "all around handy"
     
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    My DD will go through times where she wants to clip it and shortly she is stomping around looking for her pouch. It is worth the price to get a couple. DD doesn't use one for bed--it floats around beside her.

    TRACY
     
  6. Colleen

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    Erik has been pumping since three and always had it in a pouch. I have had parents at parks say, "how cute" where did you get that. Little do they know it is an insulin pump. I would be lost without his pouch. I have sites to buy then just pm me.
     
  7. miss_behave

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    Heaps of people sell them on ebay stores (buy it nows) for much cheaper than the ones from online stores. There are ones for $3.50! You can also just search "insulin pump" for pump pack auctions.

    Heres some stores
    http://stores.ebay.com/Pump-and-Stuff-Pack
    http://stores.ebay.com/The-Pumpin-Patch
    http://stores.ebay.com/PUMPN-IN-STYLE
    http://stores.ebay.com/pumping-made-fun
     
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  8. KelliTwins

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    Thanks for taking the time to look up those ebay stores. They definitely have some cute packs! You just saved me a ton! :D
     
  9. Lee

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    Well, my daughter started pumping at 9 - and I sewed (or attempted to :rolleyes:_ 4 for her...she won't use 'em! Not a necessity - she just clips it to her belt!
     
  10. frizzyrazzy

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    I think for little kids they probably are a necessity. There's a really nice lady who makes them http://www.flickr.com/photos/missing_gilligan_pumppouches/
    and hers are very sturdy and she'll usually be able to find any fabric you want. Right now Ian only wears one when he's got his jammies on otherwise he just tosses it in his pants, but he's much older. For the one he loves best - it's sponge bob. :)
     
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    T uses a pump pack all the time. I don't know how else she could do it. Yes, they tend to be a bit spendy but worth it for us.

    My DH puts his pump in his pants pocket most of the time. He has a Spibelt which he loves for working out.
     
  12. nobodybutjustme

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    pump packs

    my daughter and granddaughter both would be lost without their packs . . .so, i tried sewing some different styles. I'd love input or new ideas.
    www.pumppacks.org
     
  13. Gomod71

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    We tried the clip and his pocket, and for us, the pouch was it.

    At the moment, this the SPI belt one is his favorite. It stretches to hold his pump and his cell phone.

    http://www.overtonfitness.com/spibelt.php
     
  14. DebbieR

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    My two have settled on the basic soft pouches with velcro fastener and waistband that Minimed sells through its store. They are adjustable (just cut off what you don't want from the band), don't bounce around during sports, washable, cost about $17 and last for ages. Available in black and white. We tried fancier versions from Pumpwear and EKAccess but they never get worn now (and the EK Access denim pouch split within a week).
     

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