Originally Posted by Chiluv04
Thanks ladies. My babies are still fairly young, with the youngest approaching 2 and oldest approaching 5...this arrive gave me something to think about.
When they become seniors and have specific problems you'll just know and you'll figure out ways to help them live a full life.
I know with Bella, when she went deaf we would talk into her head. I know that sounds crazy but it worked for her. We would hold her head against our lips and talk loudly to her. I think much of it was her understanding the familiar ups and downs of the sounds of she heard her whole life. Things you say a lot like, "wanna go for a walk", "car ride", "go outside for a pee-pee", or "I love you". I don't know exactly how it worked but I KNOW she understood us when we did that.
And when she was going blind we would put lavender scent on the top and bottom stair. We would put a contrasting coloured rug at the bottom of the stairs so she could make out the bottom of the stair case even if just shadows. etc.
There are soooo many things you can do to help them.