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  • On Jan 19, 2012
    Carole from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I am coming soon to WDW with my kids. The 4 year old is hard of hearing and her language skills are delayed. If she gets lost, she might not be able to convey that info. Would you recommend attaching any information to her clothing?

    Hi there Carole! My husband and I had the very same concerns when we first took our 4 year old daughter with us on a Disney vacation. She was newly placed into our care for adoption and did not even know our last name, let alone our home address or phone number.

    Walt Disney World has an excellent "Lost Parents" service and cast members have been specially trained on how to handle this situation. I would recommend making a plan in advance with your daughter, letting her know what to do if she becomes separated from you. Instruct her to approach a Disney Cast Member for help and teach your child how to identify a cast member's badge. I am including a link to some Disney Cast Member Profile videos that you can show your daughter to aid her in this visual understanding. Lost children are usually taken to an onsite Baby Care Center and reunited with their parents in a matter of minutes.

    There are also many identification products for kids available to purchase prior to your trip that can be printed with your contact information on it. I think this a great idea for any child that might have issues in communicating with a cast member on her own and will provide you some extra peace of mind so that you can relax and enjoy your time together.

    Lastly, don't forget to stop by Guest Services at any Disney theme park location to request any hearing assistive devices your daughter may require to fully enjoy her Disney day! 

    Thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and feel free to send more questions our way in the days leading up to your trip! May your Disney vacation be practically perfect in every way!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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