Travel tips for children with autism for busy parents. From your child’s mobility through social comprehension towards eating and drinking.
Many parents of children with autism find that a specialist buggy gives them a new lease of life. They can once more go on trips without fearing that their child will become too worn out. The DoBuggy pushchair can cater to your child’s special needs. It is a high-capacity special needs stroller with a padded wrap-around seat cover and 5-point seat harness to hold your child. The DoBuggy takes up to 50kg of weight, and has an adjustable footrest to suit your child’s growth.
How is your child’s social comprehension?
If your child does not deal well with social interactions, think about what could distract, calm, or help them understand. This might be through emotion cards, toys, or by preparing a simple explanation for others to understand your child better.
How is your child’s eating and drinking?
All children at some point struggle with cups and cutlery, but this can sometimes go on for longer than usual. Lids for cups, or large-grip cutlery can help if this is a challenge your child faces.
How does your child best thrive?
Is it routine? Try a wipe-board timetable to reassure them of structure. Is it with physical touch? Try a weighted blanket/duvet, a form of sensory therapy.
Every child has their own unique set of needs, especially when the spectrum of autism is so wide. Have confidence in your decisions. If it doesn’t work, try something different next time.