EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Jun 2, 2008
    Heather from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be travelling with our 2yr old DD for our first trip to WDW in Sept. I am worried about how I will get her to sleep and stay asleep in the room. We are staying at AS Sports. We will be renting a crib. Any tips? Thanks, Crazy First Time Mom...haha

    We found that when our son was 2 that he was very tired at night. Still we kept to some of our usual bed time routines, including bringing his sound machine to play the ocean waves that he loved to fall asleep listening to.

    A swim before bed time will help tire out any kids that still have some excess energy!

    After a bath, we would let our son watch a little Disney television, read him a book and then it was lights out. We turned off all the lights in the room. My husband and I would take turns going to explore the resort or visit the gift shop. The parent left behind would either relax in the dark, read via a book night light, take a shower or read in the bathroom.

    It didn't take long for our little boy to fall asleep. Once he was asleep, we were free to turn the lights back on, watch television and/or read. He's a deep sleeper so your bed time strategy may differ.

    Try to use the same bedtime rituals and calming cues that you use at home. Whether it's a warm bath, reading, snuggling, a good night prayer or other tactics.

    Best wishes for restful nights and pixie-dust filled dreams!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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