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  • On Mar 26, 2013
    Rachel Asked

    I have been to DIsney numerous times, got married there, did the college program, etc; however, we now have a daughter who we will be taking in Sept 2013 who will be 10 months. This is new to us, any advice?

    Hi, Rachel!

    I’m glad you’re planning a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with your tiny princess! I am a big fan of introducing little ones to the magic of Disney early on, even if it requires a bit more flexibility. We’ve been taking my son (who’s now two and a half) to the theme parks since he was just a few months old, and some of my favorite memories are from those early visits.

    The Baby Care Centers are a great resource for families with infants, and there’s one located in each of the four theme parks. In addition to providing a convenient place to feed and change your daughter, they are fully staffed and offer a variety of amenities that make life much easier for parents with small kids. There are full-size changing tables, a feeding area with high chairs, a kitchen, a sitting room, and a shop with baby food, formula, bottles, pacifiers, diapers, wipes, over-the-counter medicines and other essentials for purchase. In addition to the Baby Care Centers, restrooms have diaper changing stations for your convenience. 

    Consider bringing a baby carrier (my favorite brand is the ERGObaby) along. When my son was that age and wanted to be held a lot, I used it even more than a stroller when exploring the parks. Being securely strapped to my chest made him feel safe, yet I could still have my hands free. Make sure you also have a change of clothes for the baby, plenty of diapers and wipes and a hat to protect her from the sun.  Most importantly, be flexible, take it slow when you need to, and make sure to work some downtime into your touring plan.

    I hope this helps, Rachel. Please write back to me with any other questions you may have as you continue to plan your pixie-dusted vacation!

    Wishing you magic, 
    Courtney

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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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