Mom And Daughter Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle
  • On Mar 26, 2013
    Rachel Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have been to DIsney numerous times, got married there, did the college program, etc; however, we now have a daughter who we will be taking in Sept 2013 who will be 10 months. This is new to us, any advice?

    Hi, Rachel!

    I’m glad you’re planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with your tiny princess! I am a big fan of introducing little ones to the magic of Disney early on, even if it requires a bit more flexibility. We’ve been taking my son (who’s now two and a half) to the theme parks since he was just a few months old, and some of my favorite memories are from those early visits.

    The Baby Care Centers are a great resource for families with infants, and there’s one located in each of the four theme parks. In addition to providing a convenient place to feed and change your daughter, they are fully staffed and offer a variety of amenities that make life much easier for parents with small kids. There are full-size changing tables, a feeding area with high chairs, a kitchen, a sitting room, and a shop with baby food, formula, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, wipes, over-the-counter medicines and other essentials for purchase. In addition to the Baby Care Centers, restrooms have diaper changing stations for your convenience. 

    Consider bringing a baby carrier (my favorite brand is the ERGObaby) along. When my son was that age and wanted to be held a lot, I used it even more than a stroller when exploring the parks. Being securely strapped to my chest made him feel safe, yet I could still have my hands free. Make sure you also have a change of clothes for the baby, plenty of diapers and wipes and a hat to protect her from the sun.  Most importantly, be flexible, take it slow when you need to, and make sure to work some downtime into your touring plan.

    I hope this helps, Rachel. Please write back to me with any other questions you may have as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic, 
    Courtney

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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