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Old 09-15-2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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My husband and I are planning on staying at Universal for 2 nights in Sept next year. By then, we will have a 9 month old. I plan to only go to the parks one day and the next day stay by the pool with our daughter while my husband goes back to the park with other family members.

1. Which resort would be better for us? In the past we have stayed at RPR.
2. Which pool is better for an infant?
3. Is the policy just like Disney where she has to be in swim diapers in order to be in the pool? What about infant floats?

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Old 09-15-2014, 10:33 AM   #2
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Old 09-16-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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Perfect!

Do you have any other advice for Universal with an infant to keep them occupied?
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:57 PM   #4
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My husband and I are planning on staying at Universal for 2 nights in Sept next year. By then, we will have a 9 month old. I plan to only go to the parks one day and the next day stay by the pool with our daughter while my husband goes back to the park with other family members.

1. Which resort would be better for us? In the past we have stayed at RPR.
2. Which pool is better for an infant?
3. Is the policy just like Disney where she has to be in swim diapers in order to be in the pool? What about infant floats?

TIA!
With an infant, I would want a refrigerator and microwave in the room, and I think that means CB. If you do a family suite, you can put the little one to sleep in one room and hang out in the other area.... It only a sliding door.

For one that little, I don't think which pool matters as you are going to have to supervise anyway. Zero entry might be nice, but while I know CB has that, I would have to look that up for the other resorts.

Swim diapers are required. Infant floats are allowed. CB sells a really cute one by the lazy river, but it was bit pricey compared to choices you can bring with you. They will inflate your self brought floats at CB.

Now, CB is in the middle of nowhere right now. A benefit of one of the deluxe hotels would be that you could go for a walk around City Walk with stroller without having to take the bus or do a really long walk to get there.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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You can also rent a refrigerator at the other hotels (Portofino, RP or HR) if you need one for the baby.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #6
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Actually HRH now has a fridge in the room vs the mini bar the others still have.
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Old 09-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #7
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I plan to only go to the parks one day and the next day stay by the pool with our daughter while my husband goes back to the park with other family members.
Why?

The time at a sunny pool with an infant (who cannot wear normal sunscreen at that age) is going to be short.

I'd rather go into the parks with my family, personally! Because there is NO relaxing when you have a baby at/in/near a pool, absolutely none. Especially when you're on your own.

Although I hate the walkin-entry pools as a rule (they hurt my knees while walking out of the water), I could see wanting one for ease in getting in and out while carrying a baby. Easier than climbing up the side or a ladder.

When we lived in a place that had a pool when DS was a baby, he was in arms the entire time we were in the water. No floats no vest, just arms. That's all he wanted anyway, if we tried to even hold him away from us he would grasp on to us like the little monkey he is. Also, pool water feels cold to babies, and our bodies are nice and soft and warm. They like that.

But me, personally, I would spend time at the pool, maybe an hour at most, WITH other family members, and I would just put baby in the Ergo or Beco and go on into the parks with the family before and after!
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Actually HRH now has a fridge in the room vs the mini bar the others still have.
Oh that's great. I hope they do that with the rest of them. I hate those minibars...give me a fridge!
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Why?

The time at a sunny pool with an infant (who cannot wear normal sunscreen at that age) is going to be short.
If the baby is going to be 9 months old, as the OP indictated, the part about sunscreen is not true. From the Mayo Clinic website: If your baby is 6 months or older, liberally use sunscreen. Also, avoid exposing your baby to the sun during peak hours — generally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — and dress your baby in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses.
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