Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 31, 2009
    Jeannette from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Is it crazy to take a 9month old to a theme park?

    Hi, Jeanette!    You are probably asking this question to the wrong group of Moms!   Many of us took our kids there as babies.   My son's first trip was when he was 8 months old.    I love his first pictures with Mickey Mouse, and the memories I have of him smiling as he rode around in his little stroller!

    If you are going to take an infant, it is important to remember that you are not going to be able to go 12 hours straight, and as the parent, you might not get to go on all the attractions you would like.  But in exchange, you get some amazing memories of your little one on their first WDW trip!

    Some tips for traveling with infants . . . Remember to have a stroller with a top on it to block the sun.  In addition, have sunscreen and a hat to block those harmful rays from the sun.    Also, it gets very hot, so keep your baby hydrated.   Use an insulated bag for your baby items so nothing gets ruined from the heat.

    Take advantage of the Baby Care Centers.   There is one located in each of the parks.   They are wonderful for feedings and changings, and a great place to buy baby food and formula and other baby needs if you forget anything.

    Finally, take your time and schedule breaks.   Follow your baby's lead and give him or her much needed naps!   Everyone will have a much better time if your little mouseketeer gets plenty of sleep.  For more tips on traveling with little ones, click HERE.

    Whatever you decide, magical wishes to you! 
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

I am a fundraiser/event planner turned stay at home mom. When I am not running to cheerleading practice or a soccer game with my kids, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, and of course, planning our next Disney adventure!

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