1. I usually love your post, but this one seemed incredibly self centered! Wear you baby in when going to PT/OT because the other children are sensory seeking! You spend a lot of time in waiting areas? Why are charging plugs and cables not in your baby bag? Mine are every time I leave the house. The same goes for the little diaper bags. The therapist office does not need to provide them for your child’s dirty diaper, you do! And while toys are appreciated, that also means they have to be wiped down every day with a bleach solution, adding to the cost and time factor.

    • I disagree.

      Not every mom is able to babywear (physically) nor is every baby happy to be worn (my second hated being worn).

      Yes, things like diaper bags and charging cords are things I always try to bring with me. But have you ever run out of the house on the way to therapy and forgotten something? I know I have, especially when I was prepping with a baby or toddler in tow for a therapy appointment an hour away after picking up my special needs child from school. There was a LOT to remember, and I was exhausted!

      Sorry if this post doesn’t measure up to your standards. I’m only human, and going to therapy with two kids was really hard for me and my kids. Some of these things would have made it easier.

    • Tiff Lowery

      I agree. I felt like the majority of this list sounded very entitled. It is your responsibility to provide for your child. I think all moms are inconvenienced at times, but that’s just part of the job.

      • Being inconvenienced IS part of the job. Doubly so when you are a special needs parent. But wouldn’t it be nice if the world were slightly more friendly and convenient for moms? I think so. These are just suggestions – baby steps, if you will – to ease the burden special needs moms carry. If you think this is entitled, then this probably isn’t the blog for you.

  2. Rachel

    I don’t ever leave replies on blog posts, but I feel like the judging happening here is uncalled for. I took this list as “in a perfect world, this is what would be nice.” I’m a mom of typical kids and I think some of these ideas sound lovely. And I know of many doctor’s offices that already have some of these items, so it’s not completely out there.

    Of course every office is not going to implement ALL of these items, but wouldn’t it be nice if they took one or two ideas and said “Huh! She’s right. That would be nice.”

    I would be curious to know if the people who have commented on here have special needs children. If not, please don’t compare your experience with someone else’s. You have no idea what they go through on a daily basis. If you do, please don’t compare your experience with someone else’s. Your struggles aren’t the same as someone else’s. This is the problem with mommy wars.

    And let’s be completely honest: anyone who needs a charger for a device already has at least a small sense of entitlement. 😉 #firstworldproblems

    • Thanks for having my back. This was exactly my intention -one or two things on this list would be nice, just some ideas to get you thinking! – with writing this post and was a little shocked that anyone came away with anything else.

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