Traveling to Disney With A Baby
Here are the accommodations Disney World boasts from their site.
I wish I had known about rider Switch before I went to Disney this last year! More research was needed on my part.
Diapers: make sure you bring enough! I paid four times what I normally pay for diapers because I ran out at the park.
This post from Traveling Mom highlights some of the very important things to know when traveling to Disney with baby. The most important for me is staying on site with a baby. We stayed off site, which seemed like a good idea, but with an infant, being close to your temporary “home” is very valuable. She also talks about riding trams with strollers- they have to be folded. A huge pain if you have placed items under the carrier!
Something I wish I had done: order from Diapers.com and have them delivered to your hotel. This will save on airline luggage weight and give you more room for other necessities. Another business that does this is Jet Set Babies. In addition to this, there is this amazing business called A Baby’s Best Friend. Genius concept! You can rent baby essentials from them, rest assured they have been cleaned before your use, deliver, and pick up after you check out of the hotel! There are a few stipulations, as in has to be in the Walt Disney Resort area, minimum $60 reservation, possibly delivery fees, but if you’re traveling to Disney, you’re not really going on a cheap vacation anyway. May as well make your vacation as easy as possible. They have a great concept here, especially the full size crib rental. Wonderful! Check out this link for their products and pricing.
We had a small issue on the airplane involving a huge bowel movement. Read about it here. Just be aware that something like this can and will happen to you!
Baby stations are awesome! I didn’t discover them until the last day at the parks and we stayed FIVE days! This site outlines where they are located in each park.
This mom wrote about Disney with her baby. Check her out. I am really glad I was performing some google research on taking an infant to Disney, because this blog is well written and enjoyable. Cute title too! Another blogger discusses her daughter’s first trip to Disneyland (California, if you did not know) along with travel tips.
Stay for the parades! My little one had a look of wonder on his face the entirety of the light parade, albeit late at night. It was magical.
I realize that Disney cannot control the attitudes of their guests, but realize that some people are going to be plain rude. Some are not happy at the “happiest place on earth.” Occasionally you will hear a nasty comment about your stroller, or how much space you’re taking up, or anything else a person who was inclined to complain can snark about. Let it roll off your shoulders. Not worth ruining a day.
My son was an infant when we traveled to Disney, but will be a busy toddler when we go back. He will not like being strapped into a stroller the whole time, and you can never be too careful. I never thought I would be the type to put a harness leash on my child, but he will be wearing one on our next trip.
Be sure to check out Extra Magic Hours for tho little ones on off schedules.
I found a really neat blog post for planning a Disney vacation in 2014. Be sure to check this one out. Going to Disney in 2014 at least once is a goal, we really want to go on a Disney Cruise.
This blog post might be helpful when deciding on food choices when bringing an infant or toddler to Disney. Check out the link to the Disney Food Blog here. And here are some tips for taking photos and getting through lines quickly.