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  • On Jul 10, 2014
    Jennifer from FL Asked

    I am planning on a disney trip in the middle of August with my husband and our new daughter who will be 3.5 months old at the time of our visit. Any tips for navigating the heat with an infant? Thank you!!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel Jennifer ~

    August is a hot month in Central Florida so you are smart to plan ahead to beat the heat. Here are some tips:

    * Go to the parks early - you will miss some of the crowds and it will be a little cooler - if you are staying on property you can take advantage of morning Extra Magic Hours (EMHs).
    * Visit the parks later in the evening when things start to cool off. Take advantage of evening EMHs.
    * Visit the Baby Care Centers in the parks to feed and change her where it is cool.
    * Buy a misty fan - available in the parks if you don't already have one.
    * Take a clip on fan for the stroller - be sure to bring extra batteries.
    * Visit attractions that keep you inside longer. The Hall of Presidents, Carousel of Progress, PeopleMover, "it's a small world", and Pirates of the Caribbean are great examples at the Magic Kingdom (let me know if you need suggestions at the other parks).
    * Take a break from the parks and go back to your resort to cool off when it gets really hot.
    * Dress her in light colored clothing made of breathable material.
    * Cover her stroller with a light colored blanket to reflect the sun.
    * Pay attention to the angle of the stroller in relation to the sun and how much exposure she is getting.
    * Make sure she stays hydrated - you too. Even before you head out to the parks, start drinking so that your body is better prepared to cool itself.
    * Freeze water bottles to take to the parks for you. You are also welcome to bring a small cooler into the parks.
    * Pay attention to your little one. If she starts acting lethargic, get her out of the sun immediately and contact a Cast Member if you need assistance. There are First Aid Stations located in every park if you need help.

    Wishing you many magical memories :-) Allison V.
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Georgia

I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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