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  • On May 4, 2009
    Carmine from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are thinking of taking our 12 month old son to Disney World in September. Planning a long drive from N.J. and were just wondering if there is much for him to do or should we wait until he is a little older? Do parks have a place to buy diapers/food?

    Hi, Carmine!  I know that long drive from NJ all too well - and it does seem like when the kids are in the car, you might never see Orlando!  The thing that works best for our family is to leave around dinner time.  We feed the kids in the car, they are content for the short time before they fall asleep, and my husband and I take turns driving and sleeping through the night.  It really helps to have a big chunk of the trip done while the little ones are sleeping.

    There really are a lot of things you can do with the baby.  Many of the rides and the shows are fine for him to go on.  My girls are all veterans of rides like Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion from the time they were able to sit up.  You'll find that except for things like Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster - the thrill rides - your son will be able to enjoy almost as many of the rides and attractions that you will enjoy!

    Each of the theme parks has a baby care center, and they sell all of the baby essentials - diapers, food, formula, bibs, etc.  You won't find them priced as low as a sale at Walmart, but you can't beat the convenience of having everything there.  You'll also find a limited supply of baby necessities at some of the resort shops.

    Take lots of pictures!  This is a trip you will want to cherish for years to come! 
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a wife, mother to three daughters and a son-in-law, and earning my Grandmom ears. I'm a law student and former teacher. I have planned vacations for all sorts celebrations, but really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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