We have a 15-month-old son who we have been taking to Walt Disney World since he was 5 months old. He had his first haircut at the Magic Kingdom and it’s truly already his favorite place on earth. His face lights up every time he meets a character and he loves the attractions. We have probably been to Disney with him more than 20 different times including one week-long vacation and another weekend vacation, for his first birthday of course. Now, I realize that most people aren’t going to be taking their baby THIS often to Disney World, but my experience taking him so often has given me great insight on taking a baby to Disney. Today I have 10 tips for bringing a baby to Disney!
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10 Tips for Taking a Baby to Disney
- Bring a Stroller AND a Baby Carrier – Use the carrier when you have to park the stroller, especially in queue lines and rides. Use the stroller for resting, napping, and shade.
- Use the Baby Care Centers – They have changing tables, places to feed baby and nurse.
- Bring Snacks– You can bring in food, snacks and even small toys to entertain baby. This is super helpful queue lines or while waiting for others!
- Use Rider Switch – Parents can each go on rides with height requirements alone or with others in your party.
- Bring a Stroller Fan and Get Free Cups of Water from Quick Service Locations – it can get hot at Disney and you don’t want baby overheated.
- Be Prepared to Take Breaks – You will have to go slower with a baby and take breaks at any given time. If your baby isn’t a stroller sleeper or if it’s really hot out, go back at the resort for a nap.
- See the Live Shows – They are often inside AC, perfect for all ages and don’t have any height requirements. (Consider bringing headphones for loud noises like fireworks and babies ears.)
- Babies Can Actually Ride A Lot of Attractions – Some of our favorites include Pirates of the Caribbean, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Toy Story Mania and Frozen Ever After.
- They are Free!! – Children under age 3 don’t need a ticket to enter parks and can eat free off parent’s plates at buffets.
- Babies Don’t Need FastPasses Either – For attractions, you want to FastPass+ without a height requirement simply reserve FastPasses for everyone in your party over age 3.
If you are heading to Disney with a baby have no fears! You are going to have a fantastic vacation and with a little planning make memories to last a lifetime. Have you gone to Disney with a baby or toddler? Let us know your tips for taking a baby to Disney in the comments!
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