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When is acceptable to use disabled facilities.

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Looobeylou Wed 06-Dec-17 22:24:45

My DD is 1, has GDD and hypotonia. Undergoing tests for lots of awful conditions. I like to take her swimming. Due to her getting heavier and her low muscle tone is is very difficult to shower her in the communal showers and to get her changed after. The baby change tables are very hard to use with a floppy wet one year old.

In the changing rooms there is a disabled change. The table has a grippy surface. It has its own shower that has a removable shower head and a shower chair which I could sit on whilst I shower her.

I suppose I'm wondering if it is OK for us to use these facilities given she is only 1 and technically still fits on a baby change.

I think I'm worried that someone in a wheelchair will come along and accuse me of using the facilities.

Looobeylou Wed 06-Dec-17 22:27:01

Also to add we use a bath seat from OT at home and are having an assessment for a specialist pram. I realise what the answer probably is here but anyway...

Allthewaves Wed 06-Dec-17 22:47:56

You need to use these facilties to keep dd safe then you should use them. I would stand up for yourself if anyone says different.

zzzzz Wed 06-Dec-17 23:47:27

Of course you can, they are for you and your daughter to help you get the most out of the pool.

CaptainKirkssparetupee Thu 07-Dec-17 06:29:09

They are for those with disabilities, not only people in wheelchairs.

Looobeylou Thu 07-Dec-17 16:53:11

Thank you everyone. The disabled shower will make it much safer for us! I will use it next time smile

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