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Back-to-School is stressful for parents and kids alike. If you can identify with any of the 6 situations below, I guarantee you that these solutions will reduce your stress and make your kids’ lives a little easier too.

 

Don’t Jack the Back, Mac

What kid wants to be walking around with a messed up spine when they’re ten? As a parent, you’ll have one less thing to worry about if you get them an Airpack Ergonomic Back-Saving Backpack.  These things are amazing. They’re cool, trendy, ergonomic AND healthy. Plus they have compartments, zippers, hidey holes, bells and whistles galore.

Airpacks backpacks patented design redistributes weight from the shoulders to the hips and lower back, thereby lightening the effective weight of the pack by 50%. Stress on the body is reduced by a whopping 80% because the design promotes a more upright standing position. Airpacks come in small, medium, large and mesh and are sized to fit by height (or torso length). Great for students of all ages and yes, that means adult students too.

Even if you’ve already invested in a backpack, you may consider swapping it out for one with back saving technology. Did I mention that it makes you stand up straight? The bonuses never end.

 

Stop Missin’ the Bus, Gus

(school morning dialog without the Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock):
Time to wake up! Sweetie, get up… Get up, please. C’mon now, up, up, up. You’re going to be late for school…. (5 minutes later) Don’t make me come in there. Get…up…NOW.

(school morning dialog WITH the Sonic Bomb Alarm Clock):
Well, aren’t you on the ball today! Holy moley, you’re dressed already. What a great kid. (smiles, whistling, high fives ensue)

Having a hard time waking them up? Fear not. Blast ‘em out of bed with a Sonic Bomb alarm clock. There’s even a Sonic Boom Sweetheart Alarm Clock to wake your sleeping beauty.

Really, they’re not as scary as they sound and we sell a ton of them so they must work. Allegro Medical product manager Mike Benge wakes up to the Sonic Bomb every morning.  He says, “It’s like a freight train coming at me. Lights are flashing, the bed is shaking, and the sound is like nothing you’ve ever heard.”

You can set these clocks to do all kinds of things – loud or not so much. I have the Portable Vibrating Travel Alarm that gently vibrates my pillow so I don’t wake up all freaked out. Ahhhhh. No noise – but I could add noise if I wanted.  And for all you do, Soccer Mom, you deserve a nice gradual awakening with the Sunrise Alarm Clock.  

Hate running to catch the bus?  How about chasing your alarm clock instead?  This one jumps from the nightstand and runs away.  Seriously!  It’s called the Chrome Clocky Mobile Alarm Clock.  Makes a great gift.

See all Sonic Alert products

See all Alarm Clocks

 

Quit Wettin’ the Bed, Fred

The start of a new school year is stressful for everyone, but even more so for families with bed wetters. Besides the lack of sleep and overall frustration you’re ALL feeling, your child is also likely dealing with significant emotional and social issues associated with bed wetting.

If you are tired of the stress (and mess), you should try the Nite Train’r Bedwetting Alarm as a training tool.

The Nite Train’r is a device that sets off an alarm to awaken the child when just a drop or two of urine hits the sensor pad, worn in the child’s undergarments. There’s a Nite Train’r for Males and a Nite Train’r for Females.

Crissy, an Allegro customer from Fullerton, CA says, “Our six year old son never had dry nights, even as a preschooler. He is a very sound sleeper, but after two nights he began waking up to the alarm…he has had three dry nights during the third week of use.”

Don’t wait until you’re at the end of your rope. Hopefully the Nite Train’r is the answer you’ve been looking for, and you can remove bedwetting from the list of stressors in the morning rush to school.

See all bedwetting products.

 

No more Starvin’, Marvin

It’s no secret that kids don’t always eat right. At least when they are home, you can do a better job of monitoring it. Once they’re off to school it’s anyone’s bet. If you know, or suspect, or have been told that little Suzy is not getting enough calories, there is a simple answer. Supplement their meals with balanced shakes, juice drinks or puddings. We have a complete selection of Child Nutrition products – our most popular being Pediasure, Nutren Junior, Resource Just for Kids and Boost Pudding.

These products cover picky eaters, skinny kids, special needs, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, reduced appetite, super-active, low-weight, chronic illnesses, short-term illnesses, mal-nutrition – pretty much everything. There’s no reason for you to worry every day about Junior getting enough to eat. Kids love this stuff.

 

 Be Ready, Mama Betty

School time means toting kids around. Sometimes toting other people’s kids around. Even if you’re not driving with kids, we all need to pay attention to this. Are you prepared for an emergency? Here is a checklist of things you need in your car in case you’re stranded or in an accident:

  • Emergency First Aid Auto Kit
  • Handybar 3 in 1 Car Aid
  • Jensen Emergency Kit
  • Emergency Rescue Blanket
  • Jug of water
  • A list of emergency phone numbers
  • Ensure
  • Power Bars
  • Cold Weather Mask
  • Don’t dilly dally. Order now. It’s easy.  I hope you never, ever have to use this emergency stuff, but it pays to be ready. And believe me, when you need a rescue blanket or a side window breaker, you’re not only glad you have it, but it could save your life.

     

    Don’t Sneeze Up the Goo, Drew

    Preparing for the H1N1 Swine Flu Virus – or just flu season in general?  Check our Swine Flu Category for available products (several are still back-ordered from the last break-out).  Meantime, make sure you have plenty of hand sanitizers to squirt on those little germy fingers, and surface disinfectants for your counters, bannisters, keyboards, etc.

    Have a nice day. Be safe. Eat your greens. And thanks for being an Allegro Medical customer. We appreciate your business.

     AllegroMedical is more than medical supplies and child nutrition! In fact, jogging strollers are among our most popular products.  We have the classic styles from Baby Jogger, InStep, BeBeLove, Dreamer Design and Zooper – all at the lowest prices available anywhere.

    Here are our Top 10 Most Popular Jogging Strollers:

     

    1.  Baby Jogger Independence Push Chair

     

    2.  InStep SAFARI Single Jogging Stroller

     

    3.  InStep RUN AROUND 2 Double Jogging Stroller 

     

    4.  InStep RUN AROUND Single Jogging Stroller

     

    5.  Baby Jogger Liberty All-Terrain  Pushchair

     

    6.  InStep SAFARI TT Double Jogging Stroller

     

    7.  BeBeLove USA DS-Jogger Double Jogging Stroller

     

    8.  BeBeLove USA S-Jogger Jogging Stroller

     

    9.  BeBeLove USA Sixty-Eight Series Jogging Stroller

     

    10.  BeBeLove USA Shock Z Jogging Stroller

     

    *NEW*Jogging Strollers

    Dreamer Design Park Avenue Stroller

     

    Zooper Boogie Jogging Stroller

     

    Favorite Jogging Stroller Accessories:

    Baby Jogger Carrying Bags

     

    Baby Jogger Bug Canopy

     

    Baby Jogger Snuzzler

     

    Baby Jogger StrollSoft

     

    Baby Jogger Wind and Rain Canopy

     

    Dreamer Design Footmuff

     

    Dreamer Design Back Pack Diaper Bag

     

    Dreamer Design Park Avenue Bug Canopy

     

    Dreamer Design Park Avenue Carseat Adaptor

     

    See All Baby Joggers & Strollers.  See All Bike Trailers & Carriers.

    Happy Trails!!  -v

     

    Amy Daggett, Allegro’s graphic designer, was the last person anyone could imagine ever having a weight problem.  I’ve worked with her for nearly 20 years and she’s always been thin, muscular and athletic.  Just goes to show you that given the right circumstances,  anyone can end up fighting the battle of the bulge.   Her 42 lb. weight loss was inspiring, to say the least. 

    Read Amy’s Lose the Baby Weight Success Story, published on Parents.com.

    Unfortunately most of us can’t blame our extra pudge on a baby.  I’ve gained and lost the same 10 lbs. for at least 10 years.  Luckily, I never stray too far from the middle — but I’d sure like to lower that set point!  It’s exhausting. 

    To that end, I’ve spent a fair amount of time lately trying to take my own advice, devising Healthy Resolutions that Work.  My boyfriend Todd and I have the same yo-yo dieting pattern.  We’ve broken it down to reveal that we do great when we’re home, exercising regularly and sticking to a healthy, moderate eating plan.  But when we travel, it all goes out the window.   SlimFast for breakfast?  Not likely, especially when we’re on a cruise or eating our way through Italy.  We have some work to do on the travel plan, but at least we’ve isolated that as part of the equation.  More to come.

    Do you need some tools to be successful in your weight loss or fitness plan?  See our Weight Loss Help section and Exercise/Fitness category.  You’ll be inspired, i promise.

    Amy’s program of choice was Weight Watchers.  Do you have a favorite method of weight loss?  What works for you?  What doesn’t work?  Share your story below!

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