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  • On May 5, 2009
    Karen from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are coming to WDW May 28th with my 1 year old son. We are trying to decide whether it's worth bringing a backpack carrier for him along with the stroller. Has anyone used one for a child that age, and did you still bring the stroller?

    Hi Karen,

    We've taken "sling"-type and backpack carriers along with strollers.  Basically, we've carted our kids around in everything except a roll-on suitcase!  The backpack carrier worked well when our kids were one and younger.  My husband did the carrying.  We did still bring along a stroller for naps and for when my hubby needed a break. (Plus, a stroller comes in great for carting all the "gear" you tend to carry in with a little guy.) I would definitely recommend bringing a stroller as well.   My sons really enjoyed being up high and having a "bird's eye" view of Disney, however, they didn't want to spend the entire time in the carrier, and quickly let us know.  I know some carriers come with canopies, but if yours does not, I'd invest in a good hat and a lot of sunscreen for your son. 

    Another thought, I would bring a carrier only if your son already uses one and likes it.  I think it's a big investment to find out that he hates it once you are down in Florida! 

    Have a magical trip with your little pirate in training!

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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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