• On May 19, 2019
    Katie from IL 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.

    Going to Disney Word in July & will have a 3 year old and 2 month old with us. Not bringing the car seat for baby & instead will baby wear/rent a stroller. Tips on keeping the baby cool? And does a double stroller seem feasible with those ages?

    Hi, there!

     Katie, I'm so excited to hear you're traveling to the Walt Disney World Resort this summer. And with little ones in tow! You're sure to have a magical and memorable stay. 

     Orlando is very warm in the summer, and your precious family will be much happier if you're not overheated. It's my pleasure to share my best tips for keeping that new baby cool and comfortable!

    • Dress your infant lightly. Think loose cotton and no layers. Keep those sweet baby feet uncovered too!
    • Take a small, battery-operated fan with a clip. You can clip it on your stroller to make sure your little ones are getting a nice breeze. 
    • Purchase a few Frogg Toggs cooling towels prior to your arrival. These are super easy to toss into a backpack! Simply wet with water, wring out, and enjoy cooling relief for hours!
    • Stop by a Baby Care Center to get out of the sun. There's a conveniently located Baby Care Center in each of the theme parks, and it's the perfect place for a quiet feeding or diaper change. 
    • Take an afternoon break every day. My family leaves the theme parks shortly after lunch and heads back to our Resort hotel for a swim and then a nap in our air-conditioned Resort hotel room. Once everyone has had a chance to rest and cool down, we're ready for more pixie-dusted adventures in the evening!
    • Most stores, dining locations, and attractions are nicely air-conditioned. Avoid the few that aren't!

     I suggest renting a City Mini Double Stroller from one of Disney's Featured Providers. These strollers are perfect for Disney vacations! I purchased a City Mini Double when my second son was born, and we've been using it ever since. The City Mini Double reclines to a nearly flat position to accommodate newborns, which means you can safely lay your new baby in the fully reclined seat without the use of a car seat adapter or bassinet. It is recommended that you provide additional neck support, though. When my little guy started riding in our double stroller around 6-weeks old, I just rolled up a muslin blanket and placed it next to his neck for that extra support. City Mini Double Strollers also feature extra long canopies which keep my kids well-shaded in that hot Florida sun. As an added bonus, these strollers fold super quickly and easily; ideal when you're using Disney's bus transportation!

     From one mom to another, be sure to take care of yourself too. Juggling two little ones is no joke, and it's easy to neglect your own needs. Stay hydrated (complimentary ice water is available at most Quick-Service dining locations) and caffeinated (there's a Starbucks location in each of the four theme parks)!

     I hope this was helpful, Katie. Please let me know if you have any other questions about your Walt Disney World Resort vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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