Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Aug 3, 2010
    Doris from FL 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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    Do you think it is a good idea to bring a 5 month to the Disney Parks? Some tell me why bring him because he is not going to remember anything. I want to bring him because I know that he will enjoy it. I don't know what to do:-(

    Hi, Doris!  I love to tell this story to Moms who have to justify taking young babies to Walt Disney World.  When my youngest was just about to turn five months old, we went on her first trip to the Magic Kingdom.  I wheeled the stroller down Main Street, USA, and her head was spinning from side to side so rapidly, I thought we might have to call in an exorcist!

    As we got closer to Cinderella Castle, I noticed her head stopped spinning.  She seemed to focus on the castle, and as we approached, she just got this enormous, opened mouth happy face!  I snapped her picture as she is gazing up at the castle, her face all aglow, her mouth wide open with amazement, and it is my favorite photo of her.  It sits on my desk as I answer my questions, and I am especially motivated to tell moms that I don't think any age is too young.

    While it can be overwhelming, if you don't push your baby to do too much each day, you are probably going to be delighted by the faces and the reactions.  My baby girls gave me big smiles, adorable giggles, and full belly laughs during our Walt Disney World vacations. 

    The memories will be your memories, not the baby's, but that doesn't mean it won't be a wonderful experience for your son as well as for you.  I have albums full of happy faces on tiny babies at Walt Disney World, and not only do I cherish them, but the kids love seeing them as well.

    Have a wonderful vacation, and remember - if there's no other reason to take him, he's free!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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