Ths DIS is a great place to ask Orlando Stroller rental questions and share tips.
Orlando Stroller Rentals is your #1 place to rent a high-end stroller to use during your family vaction to the Orlando area.  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney for Families
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Yesterday, 12:40 PM   #1
Earning My Ears
PrincessX's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 9

Tips for adjusting to time change

Disney vacation coming up and I'm worried about DS-18 months adjusting to time change. Were in CA and so there is a 3 hr time difference. Any parents dealt with this issue successfully or unsuccessfully and have some tips for me?
Thanks in advance!
PrincessX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 06:00 PM   #2
Lupeix's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 104

I am going from WA, and I am not scheduling anything in the morning for the first two days. You will have a hard time getting up too. Take advantage of it and plan to see the fireworks, which once your kid adjusts you may have to skip
Lupeix is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM   #3
jacknsally19's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Boston
Posts: 170

So I have travelled through time changes/coasts a couple of times with my dd during her first few years of life and was very nervous about it initially. She has always adapted immediately to the time change. I was the one struggling not her. I wouldn't worry about it at all. Maybe the first morning don't plan an early morning reservation but other than that I think it will be ok.
jacknsally19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 09:36 AM   #4
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,733

I've gone the other way with my son a few times and he's never really had problems. With a child that naps still (as I assume your 18 month old does) it's even a little easier. Try to keep them up a little bit longer at nap time and in the evening and it shouldn't take long for them to adjust.

And like a pp said, take advantage of it and do the nighttime shows!

WDW is also so exhausting that I'd think it'd make it even easier to adjust!
The little dude and Me

msmama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 11:35 AM   #5
DIS Veteran
tripletsmama's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: New York City
Posts: 963

We went the opposite direction when DS was 18 months. We came from New York to Disneyland. DS gets up around 7:30 at home. At Disneyland, he was still up at 4:30! Then, by the times the parks opened around 9, he was ready for a nap. We stayed 4 nights and by our last day he was getting up around 6 instead of 4:30. On those super early mornings we went to breakfast as soon as it opened at 7 and then let DS play around the resort. Then, when he was ready for his nap at 9, we put him in the stroller, went to the parks, and he fell asleep. He was also content to sleep in his baby carrier which I wore, so that worked too. We also found he wanted dinner around 3. So, we would feed him, let him fall asleep in the stroller around 6 (felt like 9pm to him), and go to a peaceful sit down dinner. It was an exhausting several days, but still fun!
Me DH DD8 DD8 DD8DS 6 months
tripletsmama is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.