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  • On Jun 6, 2017
    Topanga from DE Asked

    Bringing a 2 month old to WDW in August?

    Hi Topanga,

    My younger daughter was born in June and made her debut at Walt Disney World a couple of months later in mid-August. One of our favorite pictures ever is of my husband hoisting her in the air next to a topiary of Rafiki holding Simba in the same pose.

    We have a fabulous time on that trip and the dozens we've made together in the 19 years since. The key is keeping the baby -- and yourself -- as cool and comfortable as possible. For us, that included taking frequent breaks in air-conditioned or shady areas to feed her and to take her out of the stroller. I would often find a place in a quick service restaurant to sit, hydrate and nurse.

    We also took advantage of every baby-friendly ride that was air-conditioned! You'll find a full list of attractions that have no height restrictions here.

    I recommend bringing your own stroller because the rentals are not geared for infants, and they don't have a built-in storage area. You will want the baby to be able to nap in the stroller, and the storage baskets are great to carry diapers, a change of clothes and other necessities. Because it often rains in August, I would bring a rain cover or extra poncho for the stroller, too, to keep it dry.

    Please remember that our Florida sun is intense, so make sure you protect that delicate baby skin from its rays in every way possible.

    All those years ago, I wish I had known about the Baby Care Centers in each park, which are havens for parents and little ones. Take advantage of those whenever you can.

    I hope these tips are helpful, Topanga. With a little thought and preparation, you can be sure your baby and you have a fabulous first visit gether. Please let us know if you have any other questions. 

    Wilma
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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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