Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On May 1, 2010
    Traci 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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    What do I need to be sure to take for a two year old (I have a five year old as well). Do you need stroller on the boat, Bahamas, or Castaway Cay?

    Hi Traci,

    This is a great question!  I'll give you a list of my must-have items when packing for little ones on a Disney Cruise:
    • Sunscreen, and plenty of it! 
    • Hats - I always brought two for the little ones so they could wear one in the pool and still have a dry one on-hand.
    • Disposable wash cloths - I love the pre-soaped ones for babies, it made bath time much easier!
    • Disposable bibs - Saves on laundry and preserves the cute outfits.
    • Sweater - The air conditioning can be quite chilly in the theaters and dining rooms.
    • Travel Clock - The only clock in the stateroom is not illuminated, which makes it very difficult to get the time without disturbing someone.
    • Night Light - The cabins can be very dark.
    • Medicine Kit - Simply because you never know when someone may become sick.  There is a limited amount of sundries/medicines in the onboard gift shop - but the operating hours are limited.

    Porta-cribs and/or bed rails are available onboard.  With a two-year old I would probably suggest bringing a umbrella stroller for your convenience.  Often times when I enjoyed walking the decks to calm down our toddlers before putting them to bed.  It would also be useful if you wanted to do a little exploring in Nassau.  There is a limited amount of wagons at Castaway Cay for guests to use, and they are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  If found these to come in quite handy for toting young children and their gear to the beach.

    It is also worth noting that there are laundry facilities onboard.  I found it refreshing to be able to do a load of wash and cut down on the amount of clothing that I had to pack.

    Hope this helps!

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Meet the Panelist: Karen, New Hampshire

Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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