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 - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney for Families
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #16
tinktinktink
Mouseketeer
 
tinktinktink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 301

It spuds like a nightmare to me! I guess it depends on how code you are and if the kids get along.
tinktinktink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 10:34 PM   #17
Sarah_Rose
DIS Veteran
 
Sarah_Rose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,731

Thanks for all the thoughts, y'all! We're still kicking the idea around... early December is my favorite time to visit Disney, and so we're having a hard time seeing "reality" and not just the fantasy of a perfect trip with our adorable perfectly-behaved kids!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nicolepa View Post
I think with the right expectations it would be fun. Yes the kids are young, but personally, I had so much fun when my kids were little. My kids now are 4.5, 10, 12. They each had their first trip no later than 6 months. So my older two went when they were 4m & 24m. We had a blast. Later that year we went with an 8m, 2.5 yo and 4 yo (niece). So fun!
Yeah, I didn't mention that DS had already been to WDW once and DL twice before he was 18 months. I know that I enjoyed traveling with just him at WDW when he was little, but it's the question of adding the second kid in there. At least so far, DD has been the easiest baby EVER, but a lot could change in the next few months.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachael95 View Post
To me the nightmare part was sharing one room with everyone. Just thinking if one of the kids decides they can't sleep how that would impact the others. But the rest of it sounds great.
Quote:
Originally Posted by blessedby3 View Post
Im going with nightmare The thought of being in one value room with 3 small ones and 2 adults
We have had huge sleep issues with our 4th child. She didnt sleep through the night until she was 2 1/2 (bad reflux baby). DH and I had to take turns getting a good nights sleep. It was really bad, so sleep is a huge thing for me. I just dont see how 2 infants and 1 toddler wouldnt be waking each other up a lot...and in turn waking everyone else up in the room. Now, if you are talking about a family suite at the All Stars or AOA...then maybe it wouldnt be a nightmare. Two separate rooms/areas to help insure a better nights sleep
Can you tell sleep is my main concern When you lose so much of it (like we did for those years) it is something you really covet--especially since wer were 41 when dd was born!! Old folks need their sleep
And good points. We were thinking it would be "fun" to share a room, but sleep could be a nightmare. My DS is currently going through a terrible sleep phase, and if he was like that during the trip, no one would be sleeping. I keep thinking that he'd just be exhausted during the trip so he'd sleep anywhere.... but I know from experience that that is not the case. Two rooms or an AoA suite (I've been drooling over the Nemo rooms for months!) could be a good option.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claire&TheBoys View Post
I have to say that while I wouldn't classify it as a "nightmare" I also don't think it would be an easy trip. First, you have to negotiate flying with 2 small children. If it were me, I'd be bringing my own carseat for my toddler, so there's that plus 2 children (double stroller?) and carryons to manage in the airport. Where would you put your daughter while you're buckling in your son's carseat? Would she be a lap-baby? Logistically, flying would be my personal nightmare.
With ya. We flew (moving cross country) in March with 19 month old DS, two German Shepherds, a canary, and me being 7 months pregnant. I feel like that has to be worse than a toddler and an infant, but I don't really know that right now.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugar Jones View Post
Sounds like fun to me! The only thing that might be tough is the sleeping arrangements in a value room. Would a family suite at ASM be an option? That way you have separate sleeping areas.

Other than that that it sounds great. Wraps and baby carriers would make it even easier if you are a baby wearer
I killed myself laughing at this comment. And then I read it outloud to my husband and he laughed, too. I'm one of *those* babywearers. The kind that owns 6-8 woven wraps (that rotate (through buying/selling/trading) depending on the month and my mood), a wrap-conversion mei tai, a couple structured carriers, and a few ring slings. Oh yes, a few carriers and wraps would be coming along to WDW.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSSANDRA View Post
I think it could be a great trip! As long as you have similar parenting styles and both are willing to go with the flow. My one concern too would be the room. I would do connecting rooms. That way you could isolate a crying child and have a place to escape once the kids are in bed to have some BFF time. I would look into the cares harness for your toddler for the plane and probably have the baby be a lap baby on the plane. Not the safest choice but I think caring car seats would be a nightmare!
Great ideas! I'm really digging the idea of AoA - I'll have to try pitching it. I will raise our costs a lot, but I think it would make the trip a lot more manageable.... and give us adults a place to de-stress after the kids crash for the night. Also great idea on the Cares harness - I'm sure DD will have outgrown her infant seat by December (and definitely by May - she's already 18 lbs and not even 4 months!) and so there is no way I could haul two big car seats on to the plane!
__________________
Sarah ~ mom to DS(4) and DD(2)

Fort Wilderness May 2014, Inaugural DOPEY CHALLENGE 2014, AoA February 2013, DLR (Christmas trip!) December 2011, DLR (DL Half Marathon) September 2011, AKL Kidani (WDW Half Marathon) 2011, CSR and the GOOFY 2010, WL and the WDW Half Marathon 2009 (2:29), Disneyland Resort Paris 2007, Off-Site 2006, ASMu 2002, Dixie Landings 2000
Sarah_Rose is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 09-13-2012, 07:01 AM   #18
jennylyn_b
Disney Fan for Life :)
 
jennylyn_b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Jersey Shore
Posts: 2,604

This sounds wonderful if you could do it in May! Perfect ages! We took our DD at 12.5 months, 18 months and will be back in Oct when she will be 2. They are great trips!


Posted from DISboards.com App for Android
jennylyn_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 07:20 AM   #19
Jenny3
DIS Veteran
 
Jenny3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: outside Philly
Posts: 638

Sounds fun to me! But if it were me, I'd look into renting DVC points for a one bedroom villa. You will want a kitchen with all those babies!
__________________
DD 17 DD 9 DS 3

Nov 2012 - IA & US Orlando, SW, DC
Dec 2011 - WDW, Boardwalk Villas
Feb 2004 - WDW, IOA, Fort Wilderness Cabins
April 2000 - DL & US Hollywood
Jenny3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 07:21 AM   #20
RachaelA
DIS Veteran
 
RachaelA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: 1145 miles from the mouse
Posts: 5,112

I think your issue is going to be sharing a room. Value rooms are tiny and the kids are going to end up waking each other up all night long.
__________________

Aug 2005 1st Trip Offsite-Jan 2008 Pop-June 2009 AKL CL *Disneymoon!*-May 2010 AKL CL *1st Anniversary*-Dec 2010 Pop - October 2012- First birthday trip and first trip home to BLT! - May 2013- AKV- October 2014- BLT *1st and 3rd birthday trip!* UPCOMING: December 2015- BLT
RachaelA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 07:37 AM   #21
Sugar Jones
DIS Veteran
 
Sugar Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,159

I was a baby wearer to that's why I suggested it! They are so awesome. I wish I knew about them with my boys.
__________________
Etsyname: Averysgarden
Sugar Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #22
kohlby
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,884

I vote for fun as long as she's willing to help you out at times. I've been with a baby and a barely 3 year old before and the baby was super easy! It's when they're 2/3 that's a lot more work! You may need some help while you're tending to one child with the other. (Though personalities play a huge part too! My third at 2.5 years old was much easier at Disney than my other two at 3).

I haven't had 3 babies, but 3 kids in a room with two adults has always been quite do-able for us. However, one adult had to wander the halls or go to the lobby with whomever wasn't ready to sleep. Co-sleeping has always helped my babies sleep better. They would still wake but would fall back asleep quickly before they could make much noise thanks to the magic breast. My two youngest co-slept with me for a couple years and one waking was not an issue with the other. (But I did need to put one down to sleep at a time - hence the other adult taking the other child or two to the lobby).

*I've had three trips with a baby (under 1) and a 3 year old. We used a single stroller that reclined all the way and a sling. It worked great! In two of those trips, the baby didn't use the stroller at all. In the third, the baby needed to nap in the stroller but otherwise was in the sling the entire time.
kohlby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 08:00 AM   #23
kohlby
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,884

About dates, 6 and 9 months sounds much easier than 11 and 14 months. I found it easiest to go before they got super mobile. Though one of my kids did go at 11 months, he was my slowed with mobility, so it worked out. 11 months would have made it much harder with my other two kids since they were walking quite well by then, with one even running. My laidback baby did great in the sling at 11 months, but I'm certain the other two would have wanted to run around at that age.
kohlby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 08:47 AM   #24
Happyjen27
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,182

It sounds like you're thinking about all the right things.

The one wild card here isn't the kids, or Disney, it's parenting styles. Have you spent any time with this friend since you've both had kids? If not, I would be hesitant to have the first time be at The World. I'm guessing for married couples a trip to The World with 3 little ones can be stressful. For good friends who haven't co-parented yet, it sounds like a simmering pot of hard feelings.

I do travel with kids with certain friends, but others I just don't because we just don't mesh with our parenting styles. I think we stay better friends because of that.
__________________
(Me) Disney Dreamer
(DH) Willing Participant
(The Littles) twin 7 year olds; Disney Fanatics in Training

Dec 2012: Polynesian, my first trip
Dec 2013: Contemporary
2014: 2 Non-Disney trips planned, going to wait and see how this whole FP+ thing shakes out.
Happyjen27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #25
Cuddlemama
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 157

I did a week alone with my kids at 1, 3, 5 and again at 3, 5, 7. They were just parts of longer trips (family coming for the second week, or my husband not getting all the vacation time from work and coming later). My middle kid has sensory issues/behavioral struggles, so it was like having two toddlers both times.

Honestly, those are some of my best vacation memories. I think it's incredibly doable, especially with another experience mom!
Cuddlemama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 05:28 PM   #26
LONES
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 361

I would also say that it's the parenting style issue that I would be most worried about. I have very good friends that I could travel with no problem, but if we throw our kids into the mix - I'd go batcrap insane! The fact that you and your friend live across the country from each other leads me to believe you haven't been around each other a lot as mothers. I think separate rooms is definitely the way to go! I think you'll both likely need opportunities to just step away.
LONES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #27
Sheaboys
DIS Veteran
 
Sheaboys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Brimfield, Massachusetts
Posts: 719

I took my boys when ds1 was 2.5 yrs old and ds2 was 5 months. I took my mom, but with being a breastfeeding mom, there was really only so much help she could do. I was also a baby carrying mom.
Then again when they were 35 months and 11 months, dh was there, too.
Then again when they were 3 yrs and 15months old, with my girlfriend who was like 1 month pregnant with her first.

We then took 3 kids to Disneyland when they were 5, 3, and 17 months old, dh was there too.

Any totally can be done and you can have a great time!
__________________
Trip Report August 2014:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3323593

Our August 2012 Free Dining Review. http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2990330

Mom to 5 little boys
WDW-various days during the 70's and 80's as a child. DisneyLand-July 1991, DisneyWorld-April 1992 offsite
Caribbean Beach-June 1995 honeymoon, All Stars Sports-December 1998, All Star Movies- November 2000 (me, my mom and the 2 boys) DTD Hotel - May 2001, All Star Movies-September 2001 (me, the 2 boys and my girlfriend), Disneyland-December 2003 (us and the 3 boys), POR-October 2nd-8th 2005 (us and the 3 boys)Caribbean Beach-August 25, 2012-September 2,2012
POR-August 2014 (16th-26th)

(dh43) (me 43) (16)(14)(12)(8) (5)
Sheaboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2012, 11:12 PM   #28
FlightlessDuck
Pluto's personal nose scratcher
Dumb people spoiling my fun makes me a sad Panda
 
FlightlessDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Posts: 12,077

Yes, that's a nightmare.
__________________
FlightlessDuck
DH of MouseEarsJenny

'87: Off Site, '94: GF, '02: FWC, '06: POP, '09: CSR, '10: POP, '12: CSR
FlightlessDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 12:57 PM   #29
dsneygirl
My little pirate is here
The mixed drinks always tasted yummy to me
 
dsneygirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: VWL and Ontario
Posts: 5,403

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachael95 View Post
To me the nightmare part was sharing one room with everyone. Just thinking if one of the kids decides they can't sleep how that would impact the others. But the rest of it sounds great.

ITA. Totally doable but I would get getting my own room. Those value rooms are small and once you put a pack n play in there. I wouldn't want my little one keeping everyone else up.
__________________
FW 1980, 1984, 1988, DxL 1992, Canada Pavillon CM July 1997-July 1998, (Met DH at the BeaverTails shack) Off site Feb 1999 Engaged at Cindy's Sept 2000, DL GC Feb 2001, POFQ Sept 2001, Poly June 2002, Off site March 2003, FW Hallowe'en 2003, GF Xmas 2003, DisneyLand Oct 2004, FW May 2005 Joined DVC June 2005 SSR Oct 2005, OKW Dec 2005, DLH Mar 2006,DS's 1st Trip BCV & CBR Oct 2006, VWL & POR Dec 2006, BCV & POR May 2007, BWV & ASM Aug 2007, SSR Oct 2007 VWL Dec 2007, AKL/VWL Sept 2008, March 2009 Pop/BCV, Disney Wonder and AKV/BCV May 2009, AKL/VWL Sept 2009, OKW Dec 2009,Mar 2010 Disney Wonder and BLT, May 2010 AKL, Aug 2010 VWL/BCV,Dec 2010 AKL, Feb 2011 Disney Dream/VWL, May 2011 BLT, Sept 2011 VGC, Oct 2011 SSR, Aulani June 2012, BCV/VWL Sept 2012, AKV/BLT Sept 2013, Dec 2013 VWL/DisneyDream, Aug 2014 SSR/AKL, Nov 2014 VGC
(me)(DH)(DS 8) (DS 3)
dsneygirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 05:41 PM   #30
shopgirl78
Mouseketeer
 
shopgirl78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 147

I have flown lots with my then 2u2 and now 3 kids (at all ages). Flying wasn't hard esp with a baby in lap. DD would sit in her own seat and I would old the infant. I didn't bring carseats as my mother has them at her house (where we usually fly). I agree with using CARES~ I use it with my 3rd. If you decide to go, I'd order all you can from either a grocer or online. The hardest thing about traveling with LOs is carrying all their stuff!! Use the PNP in the hotels maybe order a stroller. Another hard thing for me was nursing with a an excited toddler wanting to do everything but not stay with me~ that was my middle child mostly...

I do think it would be easier to have separate rooms or a suite. I would hate not sleeping well then having exhausting days.

Even if you are a baby wearer, I think I would still bring a double stroller esp if the baby's are young toddlers.

I agree with December being easier (younger babies) than 2 additional wanting to walk/heavier toddlers.

It sounds like fun and I would totally try it but who knows if I would have regretted it or not....
__________________
August 2009 POR
March 2012 Poly
November 2013 BC
March 2015 DCL/AoA

8 years 6 years 4 years
shopgirl78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes 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
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:24 PM.

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

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