Taylar has been using the OmniPod for three months now. We haven't had any pod failures that others have warned me about, and overall we are very happy with it. There have been a couple times, however, that the pod has been knocked off accidentally. This occurred when Taylar was wearing the pod on her arm. Well, the only solution I could think of was wrapping the pod to her arm somehow. I used an ace bandage type thing, a wrap by 3M that sticks to itself, and a sock cut off above the heel to create a cuff. These things worked but were not exactly the best.
Enter me being obsessed by finding a band that works and my mother in law. She can sew anything and makes the most beautiful quilts you've ever seen. To my advantage, she loves it. She has even made clothes for the girls which is a nice. Me? Nah. I can cook, but don't ask me to sew. Maybe a button or two but it's really not my thing. Anyway, I ran the idea of some kind of stretchy arm band by her and voila, this is what we've got!
These are the two bands my mother in law came up with. They are made out of spandex which I thought would be nice and stretchy but would hold the pod in place. Taylar says they are comfortable to wear. The flower decal is a nice added touch. Because it is made of spandex, Taylar wears hers in the water too with no problem.
The only change since these pictures were taken is that we (by "we" I mean my mother in law! I don't sew remember!?) added a bit of elastic half way around the top and bottom of the arm band. This really keeps it from sliding down over the smooth pod.
I told her we should market them because I've found nothing like this around! Pod users...what do you think?
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