Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stayed Overnight at Great Wolf Lodge, Travel Bed for special needs

My mom found a great blow up bed with sides on it, and an air mattress that fits inside at Walmart for $35. It is great for traveling, because it eases my worries of Andy falling off the bed. It came with a hand pump and canvas carrying bag.

Having the bed made me brave enough to try to take Andy somewhere overnight. We drove to Sandusky, Ohio and stayed at the Great Wolf Lodge waterpark and hotel. It is just a few short miles from the Cedar Point Amusement Park, which we visited the next day.

The bed worked out great. My daughter could also fit into it and she is 4 feet tall. He slept in it alone though, next to my bed. Andy surprisingly did well during the whole trip. He had one bad episode while waiting for food at Applebees.

He even did well at the arcade inside the hotel. He really liked all the noise and seeing all the lights on the games. He stayed entertained and didn't cry while sitting in the stroller.

He fell asleep easily in it, and didn't roll out of it. If I sat him up in the bed though, he could lean back and then roll out of the bed. He is unable to sit up on his own though, so it wasn't a problem.

I bought a "puddle jumper" for the trip also. It is a better, coast guard approved, life jacket for Andy. I got it online. This way he could wear it at the waterpark, instead of the huge ones that choke him they require kids under 42 inches tall to wear. It worked out much better, and I could carry him around easier with it on. It was $22 on amazon.com.

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