The biggest hurdle in making the decision to switch from injections to a pump when my daughter was 2 was figuring out how she would wear a pump on her tiny frame. For several years she wore an Animas brand double zippered pump pack with a luggage lock on it to prevent her curious little fingers (and those of other children on the playground) from pushing a disastrous pattern of buttons. Once she was 4 or 5 and we felt comfortable with a Velcro closure, she was fortunate enough to have a great-grandmother who made a few packs for her out of fun fabrics. These days she either uses the clip provided with her pump to attach it to her waistband or she tucks it into her pocket.
Except at night with pajamas, or under a dress. We've continued to try different packs for these scenarios but we're still seeking the best solution. So while I've never before accepted anything to write about here, when Julie from Pumpwear contacted me about trying out a couple of their products I said 'yes!' She sent us two things to try.
The first is a familiar-looking double zippered pump pack with an elastic adjustable waist band and a plastic buckle.
The second product we tried is a waist band.
We have fashion challenges coming at us thick and fast in the next few years: marching band uniforms, more semi-formal dresses, dress-pants and possibly suits for academic events and interviews, and of course the prom dress. Among pumpwear's many products geared to older teens and adults are pump garters, underwear with pockets and, of course, a multitude of waist and clip options. I'm very thankful to have been given the opportunity to check out these two choices and we'll definitely be back for solutions to future fashion challenges!
Disclosure: These two products were sent to me free of charge in exchange for my writing about them here on my blog. The opinions expressed here, both mine and my daughter's, are our own.