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Using a Baby Carrier at Disney World

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We just took our son for his first visit at Disney World. We tried using a stroller and using a baby carrier and there were pros and cons to both. Here are my thoughts on using a carrier or babywearing at Disney World and why it might be a good idea for your family.

Why Use a Carrier

Many people love and prefer to babywear at Disney World. A carrier gives you the freedom to have your hands free, not need to park or fold up your stroller, not leave it unattended, and baby is always safely attached to you! It is super easy to walk around the parks while wearing your baby. It truly makes getting on and off rides a snap! This is especially useful for families with more than one child. On a hot day, you may think that wearing your baby it out of the questions, but we used our Airflow LÍLLÉbaby carrier and my husband was very comfortable. I highly suggest using a carrier with good airflow!

Cons of Using a Carrier

If you have a bulky carrier that is hard to get on and off than you may not want to use it. Also, if your carrier is very thick and better for winter, I do not suggest using it in summer. It can get hot in the parks and you and your baby will not be happy. Unless you also have a stroller you won’t have a place to put the baby down during the day. Some people that does not bother for others it’s a deal breaker. Using the carrier, you will not have any extra storage. We used a backpack and the person not wearing the baby wore the backpack. Make sure your baby is used to being in the carrier! If your baby isn’t, you all may be miserable.

What do we prefer, stroller or carrier?

Our son slept in his carrier and loved looking around at things when he was awake! It worked out very well and we loved not having to fold or park and leave our stroller. I did wish we had somewhere to put our son while we ate and extra storage throughout the day. After going with and without the stroller we enjoy the convenience of having both. I like to have the stroller to put our son in while we eat or at random times throughout the day and to store things in. I like the carrier for rides and have free hands. During half days this is the perfect scenario you can easily use the carrier part of the day and the stroller part of the day. If you are going on lots of rides the carrier is key! If you are walking around the World Showcase in Epcot than stroller all the way! What is right for you?

Our Carrier

We use and LOVE our LÍLLÉbaby Airflow carrier. It’s a multi-position carrier that can be used from birth. Our son is old enough and prefers to face out, but when he was younger he was happy resting on our chest and mostly slept! It’s super comfortable with back and neck support. Our son is also very comfortable in it. Check out the new Pixar themed carrier they just released! I wish they had this style when my son was born, it’s perfect for the Disney parks.

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First Haircut At Disney’s Harmony Barber Shop

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Getting A First Haircut at Disney World

We went to Disney World for my birthday this year and it was our five-month-old baby’s first visit. For a baby, he has a ton of hair! I thought it would be fun and memorable to have his first haircut done at Disney World.

Harmony Barber Shop

If you didn’t know, Magic Kingdom actually has a barber shop on Main Street. You probably haven’t noticed it tucked away on the left side of the entrance near the barn where parades and the horse carriages come in and out of. Harmony Barber Shop is a cute little shop with three salon chairs and friendly barbers. It is actually kind of deal for Disney. At $18.00 for a Child’s Haircut, $19.00 for an Adult Haircut and $25.00 for the My First Haircut package it really isn’t any much more than I would have paid elsewhere for his hair to get cut. The My First Haircut package comes with a printed certificate of bravery, a pair of commemorative Mickey ears with “My First Haircut” embroidered on the back and a clipping of hair in a mesh bag to take home. The little ears cost almost that much at the store next door.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Our Child’s First Haircut

Once I found out when we would be going to the Magic Kingdom (around two months before) I called to make an appointment and got one for noon. My son is so young, so I was extremely nervous leading up to the appointment. It’s not typical for a 5-month-old to get his haircut so I had no idea how he would handle it and how the barbers would be with him.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

We arrived for his appointment about 10-15 minutes before our scheduled appointment to check in. We used this time to take some photos and get him situated, check his diapers, etc. There were people of all ages kids, adults and even other babies getting haircuts and the Barbers were calm and had toys to make it a fun experience for the kids.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Once it was his turn our barber, Susan, sat him on a little booster and my husband held him along with a little spinning Mickey. (His barber is actually the woman in all the advertisements and the website for Harmony Barber Shop, which I think is really cool!) She asked what style we wanted and then quickly got to work. She was so talented! The second he would move she was prepared and didn’t miss a beat anticipating every squirm. His haircut took about 15 minutes and afterword she took photos for us and gave us a little certificate, the ears, and a hair clipping to take home. She did a fantastic job with his cut and I really think our baby had fun. He loved the toy and all the extra hugs and kisses after!

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Overall it was a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to take him back to get his haircut again there in the future! They also offer “Pixie Dust” for older kids and adults. Lots of people stop by to get “a little Pixie Dust” sprinkled on their heads. So, if you don’t get a haircut you can also just pop in for a little sparkle.

First Hairtcut at Disney World Harmony Barbershop

Harmony Barbershop Tips

  • Try to get a reservation first. Call 407-939-7529 to get a reservation up to 180 days ahead. You can always try to walk-in. I saw two people walk-in just while we were there and get times to come back later in the day.
  • If you walk in and there is a wait you can always go ride some rides or see a show while you wait.
  • Even the littlest baby can get a haircut, so don’t worry that your child is too young or too old! They cut hair for all ages.
  • You can save money with the My First Haircut package as it comes with Mickey ears, so no need to buy those elsewhere in the park.
  • Arrive with clean hair, they may dampen hair with water, but they will not wash hair before the haircut.
  • You only need 15-30 minutes in total, so it won’t take a big chunk of your park day!
  • Make sure you have a camera (or charged phone) ready for lots of pictures!

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The Edison at Disney Springs

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Light up the night! Disney Springs new bar and restaurant The Edison has opened its doors.

The Edison at Disney Springs

Themed as a 1920s electric company serving craft cocktails and American food this new hot spot is a mix of steampunk and elegance. They have unique acts like contortionists, aerialists, live cabaret, DJs and more. I expect it to join the list of adult favorites at Disney World. (more…)

Provincial Belle Running Costume

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Provincial Belle is a fun easy to put together running costume. Running in runDisney races has become a true passion, okay maybe an addiction, of mine. I was hooked after my first 5k and quickly upgraded to a 10k just the following fall! For my second race, I had to wear one of the fun costumes I saw on the race course at the 5k. I came up with the idea of doing Provincial Belle because I was running at the runDisney Wine & Dine 10k and that weekend has the Lumiere challenge, which made me think of Belle. (more…)

Peter Pan Nursery

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From just about the moment we found out we were pregnant we wanted to do something special with our baby’s nursery. With my love of Disney, something using a Disney classic was likely in the cards, but we did want it to be something a little different. During my pregnancy, we went to see Finding Neverland and I came up with the idea that a Peter Pan Neverland nursery would be the cutest idea for a boy. We didn’t know what we were having at that point, but the minute we found I immediately knew we had to go through with that idea. We had so much fun putting together this room and I (more…)

Epcot for Adults

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Disney’s World of Pandora

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I got the chance on Sunday of opening weekend to visit the new world of Pandora inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park. There has been a lot of news about Pandora and how amazing it is. There has also been news that it is crazy crowded and will have huge wait times. I went and I survived without really having to wait at all. In this post, I’ll give you my advice, tips, and reviews to visiting the amazing world of Pandora.

Exploring Disney World's Pandora The World of Avatar

Getting into Pandora

We went on opening Sunday in the evening after dinner before dusk. After getting into the Animal Kingdom, we waited 10 minutes to get in the Pandora section. Yes, we had to wait to even enter the section of the park. We had fast passes for the Na’vi River Journey ride, (more…)

Magic Kingdom For Adults

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There are so many wonderful things Disney has to offer for adults. No matter what others have told you, Disney World is not just for kids. From the amazing restaurants, rides, shows and shopping to eating and drinking around the world, there’s a lot you can do and see as an adult and still enjoy Disney World. My most popular post ever to date has been Disney World For Adults, so I decided to do separate posts starting (more…)

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