Mom And Son Spaceship Earth
  • On Jul 26, 2008
    Diana from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Darcie, my 18 mth old baby has Down syndrome and doesn't do well with noise but we plan to watch the fireworks. He won't tolerate ear plugs; someone mentioned noise canceling headphones to plug in an ipod. I doubt they have one for baby. Any suggestions?

    I'm not sure about the noise canceling bit, but my son (23 months) does actually have a pair of "baby headphones."  We purchased a Fisher-Price FP3 player for him and it came with headphones small enough to fit him.  My daughter with Down syndrome actually has the same FP3 player and she absolutely loves it.  I haven't had any luck finding it in stores anymore, but it can be purchased fairly inexpensively from eBay.  Perhaps one of those would work for your son.  That way, you could download some of his favorite songs and it might serve to distract him from the pops and bangs of the fireworks.

    Of course, if that alternative wouldn't suffice, you could always watch the fireworks from afar.  The beach at the Polynesian, for example, is a popular place to sit back and enjoy the show.

    Hope that helps!
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Meet the Panelist: Darcie, Alabama

Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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