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Old April 4th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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My husband and I have a little girl that just turned 3. Anna has a genetic disorder which has caused her developmental delays. She still cannot walk independently (does crawl), can't talk (babble only, needs help with feeding and isn't potty trained. We brought her on a cruise with us when she was 2 and that was OK because we had the grandparents' help. But, if it's just the 3 of us that go this time, is there a cruiseline that has a kids' program that will accommodate her? She doesn't have behavior issues, plays well by herself and is a very happy little girl. On our last cruise we were on Carnival and she wasn't old enough yet to use their kids program except for staying there a couple of hours on a shore day.

Any advice? We'd like to take a vacation where we could get a little bit of a break. We don't want to leave her at home though.
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My son had PDD (Pervasive Develepmental Disorder and has developmental delays. When he was younger he had a spastic bladder. We sent him to camp in pull-ups (Goodnights) when he was 8. They are very understanding. They do care for children in diapers and it shouldn't be an issue - you just bring your own supplies. This was Carnival. Enjoy your cruise.
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Sorry I didn't notice the date on this post - I hope everything worked out for you.
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