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cseca
01-06-2010, 01:21 PM
on the boat where I could sneak in between boarding time and stateroom opening time so I could feed DD.
She has a curious little mind so if the place isn't quiet she has a tendency to stop and start and stop and start eating. Which is really annoying and rather painful :headache:... (I am bf-ing).

Thanks!!

Copperline
01-06-2010, 01:34 PM
I'm right there with ya, cseca. My little one is turning 1 on the cruise next weekend and is a little numm-addict. Anytime she's out of sorts or tired or fussy, she wants the numms. I'm hoping she'll tolerate our nursing shawl while we sit in the terminal and await boarding, but if not, well...birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, babies gotta nurse. :)

cseca
01-06-2010, 01:40 PM
I'm right there with ya, cseca. My little one is turning 1 on the cruise next weekend and is a little numm-addict. Anytime she's out of sorts or tired or fussy, she wants the numms. I'm hoping she'll tolerate our nursing shawl while we sit in the terminal and await boarding, but if not, well...birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, babies gotta nurse. :)

I feel for you! :hug:
Here's my strategy. I'm going to feed her solid while we're on the terminal to hold her off. And then once we board I'm going to find a place to sit and hide while we're feeding her.
I would bfeed her at the terminal except I have a feeling she would flail around trying to look around while eating because everything is so different.

Good luck with the feeding! And have fun on your cruise! :flower3:

Nette
01-06-2010, 01:40 PM
There are some lounge chairs at various places on decks 5 and 6 that are usually quiet. Good luck finding a good spot... Maybe one of the theatres would be open?

loveysbydesign
01-06-2010, 01:41 PM
How old is she? That's helps us to share tipe for you!

cseca
01-06-2010, 01:44 PM
There are some lounge chairs at various places on decks 5 and 6 that are usually quiet. Good luck finding a good spot... Maybe one of the theatres would be open?

Ooh good thinking. Maybe the movie theater. nobody would want to go there right after boarding!

How old is she? That's helps us to share tipe for you!

She'll be 8.5mo or so! Any tips will be appreciated :thumbsup2

ededmd
01-06-2010, 02:11 PM
try the "secret" deck 7 aft or the deck 8 aft overlook.
there are so many more "important" things at which to look when one first boards I doubt there will be much / any traffic back there.

if neither of those work for you, consider asking at Flounders.

cseca
01-06-2010, 02:21 PM
try the "secret" deck 7 aft or the deck 8 aft overlook.
there are so many more "important" things at which to look when one first boards I doubt there will be much / any traffic back there.

if neither of those work for you, consider asking at Flounders.

Hmm... don't you have to pass staterooms to get to those decks? I think the passages for those areas will be roped off until 1:30pm. But I could be wrong.

I thought of Flounders too, I could try that. We'll have to make sure not too many people are walking in and out or I might have the same problem as feeding in the terminal :laughing:

Thanks for the suggestions!

aliron682
01-06-2010, 02:35 PM
What about Cove Cafe? Would that be open then? That is where I went for my quiet time (though not for the same reason as you:-) Have a great cruise.

flower91882
01-06-2010, 02:52 PM
What about Cove Cafe? Would that be open then? That is where I went for my quiet time (though not for the same reason as you:-) Have a great cruise.

I doubt that would be an option since it's an 'adults only' area.

I think Flounders would be the best bet. Don't they have different areas (for playing, for sleeping, different ages, etc.)? Maybe they can set you up in the sleeping area where it's meant to be nice and quiet.

kcashner
01-06-2010, 03:06 PM
What about Cove Cafe? Would that be open then? That is where I went for my quiet time (though not for the same reason as you:-) Have a great cruise.

The Cove Cafe is an adults only area.

Flounder's Nursery has an area where you can sit and feed. There are lounge chairs along deck 4 outside. As someone suggested, the BV theatre on deck 5 will be deserted. Diversions (deck 3 forward) will be open and unless there is a major sporting event, will be empty. There are some chairs by the elevators at deck 9 forward (outside the spa), as well as midship at decks 6 and 7 by the elevators.

KSandbergFL
01-06-2010, 03:16 PM
On our last cruise (Sept 2009), we ate a quick meal at Parrot Cay, then while we were waiting for our room to be ready, we ended up in Diversions at the front of the ship (the sports bar). We (DH, DW, DS8) played a board game there, until the DVC meet-n-greet started (2:30pm, I think). We were the only people in there (besides the Disney staff setting up for the meet-n-greet) for about an hour, and the DCL staff didn't ask us to leave or anything, until the DVC meeting started. It's kinda dark and very quiet, a great spot for feeding a baby.

just an idea....

Baidoo
01-06-2010, 03:53 PM
I wouldn't try Diversions. The football wildcard playoffs may be on Sunday afternoon and hoping the Green Bay Packers will keep rolling along!

Schachteles
01-06-2010, 04:00 PM
I wouldn't try Diversions. The football wildcard playoffs may be on Sunday afternoon and hoping the Green Bay Packers will keep rolling along!

GO PACKERS!!

But back to the topic, I am not sure that the Theatre will be open, I know sometimes it is closed off...you could be surprised to find that your room would be ready, every cruise we have been on the room has been ready when we got on the ship regardless of the time we got there. If those don't work, I would definitely go to Flounders. GOOD LUCK...I remember those days!

cseca
01-06-2010, 04:01 PM
Thanks everyone!
I'll go for the theater first and if that doesn't work I'll head over to flounders.
I'm just worried flounders will have people going in and out to check it out.
good thing those 2 places are close by hehe

stingmom
01-06-2010, 06:53 PM
there are always bathroom stalls too. Our favorite is the one on Rte 66, by the stairs towards the Cadillac Lounge. The toilets all have lids, so u can close it and and have a seat. A handicap stall would have plenty of room and the restrooms are spotless.

Copperline
01-06-2010, 06:59 PM
Hmmmm, yeah...regardless of the circumstances, suggesting a mom feed a baby in a bathroom is usually not well-received. That's like telling you to go eat your meal on the toilet.

ededmd
01-06-2010, 06:59 PM
Hmm... don't you have to pass staterooms to get to those decks? I think the passages for those areas will be roped off until 1:30pm. But I could be wrong.

I thought of Flounders too, I could try that. We'll have to make sure not too many people are walking in and out or I might have the same problem as feeding in the terminal :laughing:

Thanks for the suggestions!

You can use the back stairs from the outside area at Topsiders / Beach Blanket Buffet to get to the aft outside areas. I would probably stay with the Flounders idea as my first line. Have a great cruise!

TraciM
01-06-2010, 07:00 PM
I know the spa is open for tours. Would they let you in an empty room long enough to nurse?:confused3 Maybe if your cabin is ready they will bend the rules. IDK. Maybe call them. I am sure you are not the first person that has had this same problem. Maybe they have a system or something already in place.

stingmom
01-06-2010, 07:05 PM
Hmmmm, yeah...regardless of the circumstances, suggesting a mom feed a baby in a bathroom is usually not well-received. That's like telling you to go eat your meal on the toilet.

a have a child who is highly allerguc to everything and had to nurse for a very long time. i never had a problem with a quiet, non-distracting area if needed. i'm the last person to suggest it is not ok to nurse public. i ate meals at fine dining restaurant with my child latched on and on one even noticed.
just helping out with a suggestion of quiet places to a mom new to nursing on a high stimulus and noisey area. :)

ShootingStarMom2
01-06-2010, 07:47 PM
I had good luck in the lounge outside of Tritons, deck 4, 5, and I did sit in the Cove once during the pirate party. I also sat in the lounge next to Tritons when the baby wasn't interested in sitting at the table anymore. A nice waiter came over and gave me a glass of water. No one batted an eye at me in the Cove and once he fell asleep I left the area. If he was wailing I wouldn't have stayed. I honestly don't think anyone noticed much with the nursing cover I had anyway.

over50visits
01-06-2010, 08:41 PM
If you are on the Wonder try the Cadillac lounge. Used to be for concierge, but now they (concierge) are above Cove Cafe. The Cadillac Lounge thus was absolutely deserted at both the start and end of our cruise last month. If you sit at the far end you have a LOT of "warning" when someone comes in.

KSandbergFL
01-07-2010, 08:21 AM
If you are on the Wonder try the Cadillac lounge. Used to be for concierge, but now they (concierge) are above Cove Cafe. The Cadillac Lounge thus was absolutely deserted at both the start and end of our cruise last month. If you sit at the far end you have a LOT of "warning" when someone comes in.

Yes, Cadillac Lounge and Diversions are the most deserted, quiet areas on the ship, for the first few hours on boarding day... up until 2:30pm or so.

cseca
01-07-2010, 08:39 AM
Yes, Cadillac Lounge and Diversions are the most deserted, quiet areas on the ship, for the first few hours on boarding day... up until 2:30pm or so.

We'll be on Magic. What is the equivalent of Cadillac Lounge on Magic? Is it Sessions?

I've never gone to lounges on the boat so I have no clue. Between the 2 boats I remember Rockin D, Diversions, Rte 66, that's about it... :rotfl: