• On Mar 29, 2016
    Jonae from GA Asked

    As a seasoned Disney traveler I'm excited to introduce my 8month old to WDW for 3 days by myself. Should we plan to park hop or just enjoy a couple parks? If I decide to wear her, can I check my stroller? Should we have backpack or diaper bag?

    Hi Jonae,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for your question. It sounds like you are going to have a sweet visit with your little one at Walt Disney World! I loved visiting my favorite parks with my babies. That said, it is totally different than going without children!

    My advice to you is to prepare to take it slow. Since you have experienced Walt Disney World before, this may feel odd at first, but I've found that slowing my typical pace to the speed of my youngest child really sets the tone for a fantastic visit.

    I don't know that I would recommend park-hopping on this trip. Instead, perhaps you would enjoy taking your time experiencing parades, shows and meals together. The Baby Care Centers are a wonderful place for relaxing, feeding and taking care of diaper changes. There is one located in each of the four theme parks and believe me, you will use them!

    I am 100% pro-stroller and backpack as well. Like you, I wore my babies in a carrier, but having the stroller was crucial for when I wanted a break or even somewhere to put my bags. The backpack is great for going hands free when you need to leave your stroller outside an attraction. You won't regret having either, in my opinion!

    Jonae, I just know you are going to make amazing memories with your baby on this trip. Enjoy yourself, take it slow, and let the magic handle the rest!  

    Wishing you a wonderful vacation. Thanks for stopping by!

    Andrea U.




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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, North Carolina

Born and raised in Florida, I have been a fan of Walt Disney World Resort for my entire life. My husband and I love watching our preschool and kindergarten-age sons experience new attractions as they grow with each visit. In my house, we believe you’re never too old or too young to have a fantastic time at the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Andrea

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