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  • On Apr 26, 2017
    Emmily from ND Asked

    In November this year my husband and I will be traveling to Disney World with our brand new baby girl. She will be 7 weeks old at the time of travel. My husband and I go every year but this year is special; any recommendations for traveling with an infant?

    Hi Emmily,

    Thank you so much for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. How wonderful to be heading to Walt Disney World with your brand new little one! My family used to travel to Walt Disney World when my daughter was a baby. Let me offer you some tips that I found helpful when my daughter was an infant.

    First, I would let your daughter's schedule lead your schedule. She will be so young that she might not yet have a definite sleeping schedule, so being flexible with her is probably a good idea. If she is up early, you can take advantage of that and head to a theme park at opening time when there will be less guests at the parks. At this very young age, she may be happy simply to sleep in her stroller or in your arms for naps during the day. I remember once when my baby daughter fell asleep in her stroller on the monorail. We rode the monorail around until she woke up so she had a nice long nap! Also if she, or you, are getting tired, think about heading back to your resort for a rest. I like to treat myself to naps while on vacation, and if your little one is ready for nap and you are in your room, you can take one too!

    I recommend that you take advantage of the Baby Care Centers. These are located in each of the four theme parks, and provide a great place to feed, change, or just take a break with your little one.

    If you are looking for experiences appropriate for your little one, check out the Walt Disney World planning page for preschoolers and little ones. Although much of the information there is for children a bit older than your daughter will be, it will give you some ideas for attractions geared toward young children at Walt Disney World.

    I hope that these thoughts are helpful for you, Emmily! Please do let us know if you have any further questions.
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I'm a Director at the University of Maryland, wife, and mother. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your trip!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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