Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What Would You Do Wednesday?

Welcome to What Would You Do Wednesday here on the Knowledge Safari blog! Each week we take a question that we have received and throw it out to you to help us answer!

Here's today's question from Liz:

"I plan to do some traveling with my kids this summer. One has cerebral palsy (8) and the other has autism (6), am I brave or nutty? No, that is not my question but my question is what travel tips you might have for us! We've travelled before but I was just wondering if you had tips for cars, planes, hotels, family gatherings, etc. I am always open for advice!"

Thanks for the question Liz! Ok, readers take it away.....


Tiffany said...

Travel/portable DVD player is a must!!! Lots of breaks also. If you go to an amusement park of any kind, go to the "front desk" and ask for a disability is a lifesaver!

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Some things we've learned along the way, although I'm not sure the level of disability with your children.

We tubefeed, so we take a bottle drying rack with us to put on the hotel sink. Otherwise you are scrambling for a place to put all the stuff to dry. We always take dish soap for washing and a sponge, and just toss it when we leave.

We take a big frisbee in the car for my son, turn it upside down and it makes an easy tray for eating on the go. :)

Lots of chux for changing diapers on in the hotel, and little bags for bundling up stinky messes. Air freshner, because nothing is worse than being stuck in a stinky hotel room! LOL

We always ask for a wheelchair accessible room, preferably on the first floor. As Tiffany said above, te portable DVD player is a definate must have.

We just took a 2 day, 1000 mile trip. In three weeks we are taking another 1000 mile trip, for a four day stay. It's hard but it's fun! :)

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