Friday, October 12, 2012
Now that Ashlea has gotten bigger I have run into a tricky problem. I need advice from other parents 'in the know' about how you manage the delicate situation of toileting or changing your older child when out in public.
Often we change Ashlea by lying her down in the back of the van - but that isn't always practical - say for example if you are in the middle of the zoo and there is a near blow-out in a nappy. Yes there are disabled toilets at most places - but what about for nappy changes? Some disabled toilets have those pull-down change tables but Ashlea is too big for them now. Even if it could safely hold her I don't think I could easily lift her onto it - and I worry that she might fall off it.
For the close call at the zoo we did a standing nappy change with her holding on to the wheelchair. It was tricky let me tell you! I have never been more thankful for Ashlea's ability to weight-bare and it made me realise that disabled toilets are really for the quite 'able-disabled'.
So - what do you all do???