How do you treat yourself when you are allergic to Latex? When you want to celebrate or pat yourself on the back, going out for ice cream, dinner, a shopping trip to the mall or a movie are risky things to undertake and can’t be done safely. Finding a way to do something special is very limited. I have found something to treat myself that is fun and also a stress reliever. This special llama kit includes a nice size mug, a zippered pencil case, a zippered make-up size bag, a metal basket and yarn! This kit is practical, fun and very useful. Knitting up the yarn is relaxing and meditative. This kit posed no risk of latex exposure and is a great treat for yourself.
Treating yourself with something that is latex safe, relaxing and practical is fun, and best of all it won’t start an allergic reaction. There are no rubber bands, masking tape or duct tape contaminating these items. They will last a long time, are durable and high quality. So, when I want a treat, I shop online for some yarn from Knit Picks since I never had a reaction from anything they sent me. I do put a note on the order form about the latex allergy and I ask them not to use rubber bands, masking tape or duct tape in the order. I tell them that plastic bags are okay. I have always been able to use their yarns. The mug, basket and bags have been safe and the llama design makes me happy and smile every time I look at them.
So when you want to suggest a gift or want to buy yourself something, this llama kit comes with lots of treats from zipper pouches, a basket, mug and a cute mug that will last you for years to come and will give you a new project to make with some very special, soft, billow yarn. Click on the image and you will be taken right to the video about the Llama Kit. Enjoy!
Below are some links directly to the Llama Kit and some related items.
One thing we take for granted in our everyday life is we will wear socks on our feet. When you are allergic to latex, you may also have a sensitivity to Spandex, Lycra and Elastane which is another name for Spandex. The challenge lies in finding a pair of socks that does not use natural rubber, Spandex, Lycra and Elastane. My solution to the problem was learning to knit socks that only had cotton, or washable wool with nylon. However, it takes me a long time to knit socks. The rubber, Spandex, Lycra and Elastane can cause itching, hives and anaphylaxis so these must be on you list of 100% latex avoidance for survival.
There are now socks available, from a company who listened and addressed our problem. The name is Cottonique. They make them in a natural color and black color. They are:
No optical brighteners
No silicone softeners
They come in a few different sizes. They fit well and are washer and dryer safe. This company also started manufacturing some socks with Lycra and Spandex so you have to be careful to purchase the correct ones, so if you click here, you will go to the correct socks.
Our prayers have been answered that we can get socks that fit our feet that we don’t have to knit ourselves. Shout from the highest mountain to spread the word so we keep the demand up for these awesome socks! Thank you Cottonique! (www.cottonique.com)
Stethoscope found that is not made with natural rubber latex! Lots of colors to choose in this high quality stethoscope.
Latex Free Stethoscope
Inch by inch as we cautiously go through life, trying to practice latex avoidance, one by one we find things that are safe for us to touch, breath and eat. We need to share these items with each other to add quality to our lives.
This week I could not find my own latex-free stethoscope and it put me in a panic because it was the only one I knew to be latex-free.
Ordering a new one was a bit of an adventure, but alas, The Littmann Classic III Stethoscope fit the bill. They come in quite a variety of colors, 25 of them on Amazon (see the link below). They have high acoustic sensitivity with dual single-piece diaphragms and are versatile for adult and pediatric people. They have a small side diaphragm to prevent debris from getting into the open bell, snap tight soft-sealing eartips and next generation longer-life tubing. The box says it is not made with natural rubber latex! To boot, they are made in the USA!!! These stethoscopes also come with a 5 year warranty.
Buy one for yourself and tell your doctor and hospital about these for patient safety. You can click on the link below to go directly to this particular stethoscope. Thank you Littmann!