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  • On Nov 23, 2012
    Rebecca from NB 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, I am planning on taking a trip late this December to WDW and have a son who will be 5 months old at the time. I was wondering if you had any tips on making the trip easier and more enjoyable. Thank you :)

    Hi, Rebecca! Traveling anywhere with an infant can seem overwhelming, but taking them on a Walt Disney World vacation is actually probably one of the easiest travel experiences you can have.  At that age, they often just go with the flow.  They sleep in the stroller when they're tired, and attractions that might seem "dark and scary" to a toddler don't phase them. In fact, taking an infant is, in my opinion, easier than taking a toddler! I have a few tips:
    • If this is your child's first time on a plane, make sure you have a bottle or pacifier - something to suck on during take off and landing.  The change in pressure can bother their ears (at least for my kids).  Having said that, if they're asleep during these times, just let them sleep.
    • There are Baby Care Centers at each park.  They provide a quiet, cool place for you to feed and change your infant.  They also stock and sell essential supplies that you might have forgotten.
    • Bring a waterproof cover for your stroller in case it rains.
    • Strollers are not generally allowed in restaurants, but if you have a sleeping infant, exceptions are often made.  Just be sure you ask the Cast Member who seats you.

    If you have more specific questions, just return to the Moms Panel, and we'll be happy to help! Happy planning and have a Magical vacation!

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Meet the Panelist: Krista, Tennessee

My husband and I have a 16 year-old daughter and an 14 year-old son and over a decade's worth of Disney traditions and memories. We try new experiences each trip, so we have experienced many "extras" in and out of the parks. Learn More About Krista

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