Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Oct 31, 2009
    Christina from NY 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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    Hello Ladies, I am interested in booking a vacation for March of 2010. My issue is I would be bringing my 9 month old. Has anyone gone with a baby that young? Are there any rides or activites she can do? Thanks for the help!

    Hi, Christina!   My daughter took her first Disney trip at 13 months, and my son's first visit was when he was 8 months, so I certainly can tell you what it is like traveling with a little one!

    The biggest thing to know is that when traveling to WDW with a little one you really need to follow their lead.  This means naps, early bedtimes, and regular mealtimes, just like home!    This gets hard sometimes!   You want to get to the parks early and stay for fireworks, but that does not usually work out when you travel with babies.    We did miss a lot of "park time" when our kids were little, but it was so worth it to get those first pictures with Mickey and Minnie!   I really treasure those memories!

    My favorite part of traveling to WDW when my kids were babies was visiting the Baby Care Centers!   These were great for feedings, diaper changes, and even buying baby products like diapers and baby food if I was running low.  Locate the Baby Care Center as soon as you enter each park.

    You will have to decide what is appropriate for your child, but I think the Magic Kingdom has the most attractions that your little one will like.   Peter Pan's Flight, it's a small world, Cinderella's Golden Carousel, Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and more!    At just 9 months, the most magical part will probably be just gazing at all the lights and magic surrounding your little princess!

    Of course, you will want to bring a comfortable stroller.   Make sure it has a canopy to keep the harsh Florida sun out of her eyes.  

    If you are willing to make some sacrifices, you will have a great time with your baby in WDW.  If you want more flexibility, you might want to wait until she is a bit older.   You will have to figure out what works best for your family.  Good luck!
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Meet the Panelist: Cathy, Ohio

Hi, I'm Cathy from Cleveland. I love to travel, especially in the winter to escape the snow and cold of Ohio! My husband and 2 kids share my enthusiasm for travel, so we enjoy our adventures together whether it is hiking at a National Park, sailing on a Disney Cruise Ship, or going to Walt Disney World which is our home away from home. My husband proposed to me in front of Cinderella Castle and we have not stopped visiting ever since! It's a blast helping guests here at planDisney! 
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