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Old 10-18-2013, 10:43 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by k3chantal

We had very good luck with our 18 month old baby DD. Part of what worked, I think, is that we did not bring any toys with us, so the nursery was the only place to really 'play'. We even took a 7 hour port excursion while she was in the nursery. They fed and took great care of her! We also discovered that dinner was tough on her so we scheduled nursery time during our rotation and that worked well too! They fed her and everyone was much happier. I don't work so my daughter's exposure to being left is very minimal. We were very happy with her sense of independence.

Also, keep in mind, and this is the teacher me speaking, most kids cry when their parents are around. Crying, unless it is a serious case, usually stops within minutes of the parents leaving. Your ability to act like you trust the staff and your ability to show your son that you believe he will have a great, not good, time is imperative. It is highly unlikely that he will cry the entire 2 hours.

Good luck!
Our youngest was 20 months on our last cruise. We scheduled him in the nursery during dinner and it worked out well. He did cry at first then adjusted. You can bring a blanket, lovie, nuk, etc and the staff we found to be very caring.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #17
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We were on the Dream in late september and the staff was awesome. Our 15 month old went every night for dinner b/c anything over 20 minutes for dinner is too much for him right now. He cried at drop off every time but was fine within a few minutes. I tried hard to get there when the line wasn't long to check him in b/c the faster I handed him off the better. Our almost 3 yo went with him during the afternoon one day. He loved it as well especially when they had some characters come out to play with the kids.
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