Recently I've been talking to people I know about planning our cruise for this year. Dd's first cruise was last May when she was 6 months old. I get a lot of comments about why they wouldn't take their kids, how she'll never remember it so why spend the money... so on and so on. So I thought I would start a thread on why you take your kids with you on vacation? I personally love the experience with my child. I know she's young and won't remember this, but I will. I am in no way harming my child, she has a great time in fact. The pictures and memories I have will be with me forever.