Mom and Daughter at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Room
  • On Jul 18, 2011
    Jessica from IA 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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    Hi! We are taking our son- will be 14 months- and my in laws on their first trip in Sept. Any tips for traveling with a baby would be great-we LOVE WDW but am nervous he won't enjoy the trip! Thanks!!!

    Hi Jessica,

    Welcome to the Moms Panel! I've been taking my boys to Disney since they were born & experienced a lot of different stages. I think that if you go as prepared as possible & in the right mindset, you'll all have a great time. It will help to have the extra hands to keep your son entertained. Your parents can also watch your him while you & your husband enjoy the bigger attractions so you can sneak in a few minutes alone.

    Your son can ride any of the attractions where he meets the height requirements (HRs). You can find a list of the attractions with HRs by visiting the Traveling with Little Ones section on the Disney World Website. There you will find a PDF file on the right side of that page that lists attractions at all of the theme parks that have HRs.

    Some attractions don't have HRs. You know your son better than anyone, but keep in mind that just because an attraction doesn't have a HR, doesn't mean that every child should ride it. Let me know if you have any questions about any specific attractions.

    Bring something to help keep him entertained in line - favorite small toys, snacks, bubbles, etc. Be sure to give him breaks from his stroller. Try (it will be hard) to stick to nap times. Take advantage of the Baby Care Centers located in each theme park. Click here for some tips on strollers. When he's had enough, pack it up & head back to your resort.

    Make sure you take a lot of pictures/videos. While your son's 1st trip will create memories you'll never forever he likely will not remember any of it. That's okay - this is about you watching his reactions & living in the moment. Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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