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  • On Mar 27, 2018
    Cassie from LA Asked

    This is our 5th time on DCL but our first on the Dream and first with our 6 month old. Any tips for sailing with an infant and going to Castaway Cay?Any stroller rules? We’re driving so I’m not concerned about packing supplies. Thanks!

    Hi there, Cassie!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  As a Castaway Club Member approaching Gold status, you know ALL the fun awaiting you at sea!

    Sailing with an infant is great!  Our boys were seven months and four months (prior to current minimum age requirement of six months) old on their first sailings and we keep coming back!!  Disney Cruise Line makes it so convenient to cruise with little ones by providing you with a pack and play and diaper pail in your stateroom upon request.  The onboard “it’s a small world” nursery! is a fantastic place for the littlest cruisers to spend time giving mom and dad a break or an opportunity to catch a ride on the AquaDuck!

    I definitely recommend bringing on a stroller – and a lightweight umbrella stroller would be best if possible as larger strollers are harder to navigate on the ship and don’t easily fit through stateroom doors and many times we would stroll a sleeping baby directly into the stateroom while they continued to snooze!  A sound machine is also a great addition to your room to drown out any hallway noise.  We would always take the littles to Castaway Cay for a bit, but then we would take back onboard and check them into the nursery for their naps while we went back to the island for some more time in the sun.  The wave phones work on Castaway Cay so if you need to be reached, you can!

    You will have such a great time with so many new memories made.  Before you know it, this little one will be at Gold Status as well!  

    Happy Sailing!
    Stephanie
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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