I’m seeing more people following this blog. I want to thank you for that, and also ask you to check out my other two blogs, https://wordpress.com/view/familytripsinc.wordpress.com and https://businessblog674360744.wordpress.com. We’ve been talking about some holiday travel tips when you have a special needs child.
Today I think we are going to go through some more general holiday travel tips.. First I must say that my parents and I did travel home the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Usually that is not what you want to do. But we left early, and everything was fine… Christmas and New Year’s tend to have people traveling at varying times anyway.
Do you want to fly somewhere for the holidays? I hope you’ve already book your tickets. You should book tickets a couple of months before leaving.
On especially long trips, you might want to consider sitting in the back with your special needs child. This will save you from having to turn around every time your child needs something. Have another child sit up front with Dad to keep him occupied.
Is there anything worse than taking trips and having children arguing or angry at each other most the way? Think about rewarding your children when they behave themselves. Consider rewarding each time you stop.
This article that you might want to consider shipping your clothes if you’re planning on staying for more than a few days.. They say it will give you more room in the car.. Personally, I think that is kind of odd. You can always take a reasonable amount of clothes and wash them.
However, you will want to be sure to take any medications that your special needs child may need.. Take the therapies that they are going to need to take day by day as well as the ones that they may need just in case.
Let your child take a couple of toys that they can play with in the car. You will also want to take things that you and your family will want to listen to together.
Like I said yesterday, we talk a lot about planning out your trips on this blog. But have you considered planning out your stops while you are on the road. I have to say that when I first read this, I thought it was kind of dumb.. But then I started to think about it more. We have these certain places we’ll go often, and we figure out the best places to get gas.. You do not want to find yourself in the middle middle of nowhere and unable to get what you need. I know we’ve talked about this before, but Mom and I try to leave after I eat so that I don’t need to eat until we get there. Is what works best for us. When we make trips that are too long to do this, we make one stop where I’ll eat and use the bathroom. I like getting in the car and getting there.. I know that other people like to stop… Figure out what works best for you and your family.
Holiday travel can be a lot of fun.. It can also be hard especially when you have a special needs child. Today we are going to look at some ideas that might help.
First, you want to make sure to plan your holiday trip well. I know we always go over this planning part, but it is important. If you will be staying in a hotel, make sure it will have everything that your child will need. Will the hotel have an accessible bathroom? Will it have higher locks so that your child doesn’t run off?? Be sure to ask for what you will need.
Are you planning to stay with friends? Talk through everything that you will need. Figure it out together..
When you fly, you are also going to have to go through everything you will need with them. You and your child might want to take a tour of the airport before your actual trip.
When you are traveling with someone who has Cerebral Palsy, you are going to want to talk to the hotel managers. Find out if they are going to have everything you and your women are going to need. Surely you will find one hotel that will meet at most of your needs.
You may want to talk to other disabled people who have traveled to this place. Ask them what worked and what didn’t ask them what they would do differently.
When you are going to be traveling with someone with Cerebral Palsy, you want to have a plan. Figure out where you are staying. Is the place going to be accessible? Is there going to be enough space in the room to move around? How do they like to get clean? Some people love their baths, while others prefer their showers. Is the bathroom going to be able to accommodate their preferences?
And surely you are not going to sit in the hotel the whole time. So what are you going to do? Are the things you want to do going to be accessible? A lot of places will be.
And you are going to need to eat. Does your person with Cerebral Palsy have special dreary needs? Can you find restaurants that will not be crowded?
I know I’m not going to work to Friday and Saturday of this coming week.. I don’t know what I’m doing next week..
Sometimes it is easier to fly than to drive. Any time you are going to fly, you will want to contact their special needs department. Tell them everything your child is going to need.
However, if your plan is to travel by car, you want to take some things into consideration. Mom and I try to leave right after I’ve eaten so that we can get to wherever we’re going so I can eat again there. Usually that works fine.
Today we are going to look at some tips on how to travel with your child who has Cerebral Palsy. First, it is important to remember to pack everything your child with Cerebral Palsy will need on your trip. You might want to make a list of everything that you will need.
For myself, I pretty much always take my wheelchair and my communication device and pointer. Other people with Cerebral Palsy use walkers to get around the house, and wheelchairs when they are going to go long distances. Some may need hearing aids or glasses.
You will want to take any medications that they will need. It could be something they take each day, or something they might need like an inhaler.. I am very grateful to say that I don’t need anything like that.
You might want to pack some of their favorite toys and games. This just helps them feel safe and at home. I’m sure when I was very little, I would take my dolly. But more than anything, I used to take my reading stand so I could read. I don’t need to do that anymore because I do most of my reading on my device which is easier on everyone.. Take food. Your child may have a lot of allergies, or they might just be picky. Or they may have problems swallowing and need to eat softer foods like I do. Most the people we’ll visit have a pretty good idea of what I eat and what I don’t.
It is Saturday, and I want to get work over and done with. So we are going to look at some more travel tips. They are always going to have somewhere you can get sandwich meats, cheese and bread. Other countries are usually going to have better than we do in the States. Get some of this food and go on a picnic.
You do not want to buy the pictures they have at the attractions. They are so expensive.
A lot of places you are going to stay in will have irons. But you do not want to take those kinds of clothes. No one wants to take the time to iron on vacation.