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  • On May 17, 2017
    Britney from PA Asked

    Hello! We will be visiting in Nov for our sons 1st birthday. Im debating ruling out the stroller and just using our baby carrier. Would he be able to stay strapped to us in the carrier for rides? Also, what are some special ways tlwe can celebrate?

    Dear Britney,

    Thanks for reaching out to us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your terrific question about planning for your little guy's 1st birthday! What a magical time to spend at the most magical place on earth!

    The idea for bringing only the baby carrier is a good one in terms of saving yourself from dragging a stroller, but honestly between the heat and the long distance walking, I was always glad to have a stroller with me so that I could transfer my kids there for a break for my back, and a change of position for them. I also loved having a stroller so that I could leave (not valuable) items there while we were on attractions. 

    There are many attractions that you can ride with your son in the carrier for sure, such as Peter Pan's Flight or The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, just for starters!

    As for super magical ways to celebrate his first birthday, I recommend a birthday button that you can put on his stroller or on the carrier first! Then, perhaps you want to celebrate Baby's First Haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop, or a special character meal at the Crystal Palace. Another idea is to visit several characters and ask them if you can video them wishing him a happy 1st birthday! That's a keepsake that he will have forever!

    Have a terrific time!

    - Jan K. 
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Meet the Panelist: Jan, New Jersey

Hello there, Mouseketeers! I am a mother of three and live with my beautiful wife in New Jersey! I spent many years as a Registered Nurse in a pediatric intensive care unit, and I am now a professor of Nursing. I volunteer in my community and I enjoy taking my children here, there, and everywhere. I love to help my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations and I'm thrilled to be a Disney Parks Moms Panelist to do just that! Learn More About Jan

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