Disney with babies

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by Shellyb84, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. ssmurphy28

    ssmurphy28 Mouseketeer

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    I am so happy to see responses like this. It makes me feel like we can do it with a three month old. We may even enjoy it more because we will have a lot of time to wait and explore while the bigger kids go on some of the bigger attractions!
     
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  2. MissMet

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    Totally doable & enjoyable! Especially with Disney's awesome baby care centers.
     
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  4. StraightToDumbo

    StraightToDumbo Monorails kill dreams.

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    DS was 10 weeks his first trip. He was no trouble at all. We had way more problems with DD (2) This was in mid-May and it was quite hot but babies are resilient. Just remember they feel what you feel and you'll always know what to do.
     
  5. Andrea464

    Andrea464 Mouseketeer

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    Not a vax debate, but I would wait until they've had a few sets of vaccines (at least 6 months). There are so many visitors from other countries (and heck, even within the US) that have different vaccination standards than what is recommended by the APA and the CDC.
     
  6. fifthdimensiondweller

    fifthdimensiondweller DIS Veteran

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    I'm pregnant now and we currently have a Disney Cruise booked for when he's about 10 months old. We might add a few park days on too.
     
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  7. MissMet

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    We cruised with our DS when he just turned 1 and then again when our DS was 2 & DD was 1. Definitely use the nursery!! They are amazing and it's so nice to get some adult only time at Palo, the adult only pool, spa, excursions, etc. I'm a stay-at-home mom so my kids are not used to being left, but they gave me no problems to be left and the staff were amazing!! This past cruise when we had a 1 & 2 year old we scheduled late seating dinner, ordered room service for the kids while we got ready for dinner, and then dropped them in the nursery & were able to have peaceful dinners each evening just the two of us. It was heaven! We also used the nursery to go on snorkeling excursions. It was our best vacation. Who would think I would say that about a vacation with a 1 & 2 year old with us?!
     
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  8. fifthdimensiondweller

    fifthdimensiondweller DIS Veteran

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    I love your idea about using th nursery at meal times!! I'm also planning to stay at home so I definitely want to utilize the nursery on the cruise to steal an hour or two with my husband and also to get our little one used to being away from us for short periods of time in case he ever needs to be babysat. I figure the nursery with all its distractions will be a good place to start that- plus I've heard such amazing things!!!
     
  9. BobbyDukes

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    8 months. Flying was a breeze.
    In the parks my daughter was super easy to handle and carry around
    plus side- they dont need too much food and soveniers.
    Negative side- diapers!!!
     
  10. MissMet

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    Yes! Definitely do it!! Eating with even the best behaved kids is NOT fun because you're tense the whole time waiting for Armageddon that may or may not even ever come. Book the nursery as soon as your online booking window opens cause it does fill up, especially in the evening hours. We did 8-11pm each evening so we could have dinner and enjoy some of the adult only activities. My husband isn't big on the shows and we've already seen them all, so we didn't mind missing them this trip, otherwise I probably would have shifted the hours to earlier so we could see the shows without the babies before dinner and then enjoy dinner just the two of us. The staff is so great, they'll feed them, put them into PJs and even put them to bed in the cribs they have. My kids loved being in there. And it was only a handful of the same staff so you got to know them quick & they knew the kids real well. We also used them to go to the spa, excursions, & Palo. The key to the nursery is planning ahead. Once you're on board you can look at the whole week's activities schedule via the app to get an idea of when you would want childcare. Some of the nights, the adult only entertainment wasn't anything special so those nights I'd pick them up right after dinner and put them to bed. I felt zero guilt about leaving them, especially since I'm home with them ALL THE TIME. Utilizing the nursery the way we did made it the most relaxed & memorable vacation since we were ALL well rested and relaxed during our time together and we all got to do the things we love. For my husband & I, eating in peace, massages, nightlife, and snorkeling. For the kids, lots of playtime with lots of TOYS, crafts, story time, NAPS, and quality time with rested, relaxed, happy parents. ;) It's the best way to vacation with little ones, IMO.

    And by the way, congrats!!!
     
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  11. quandrea

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    Twins at three and a half months. Easy trip.
     
  12. fifthdimensiondweller

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    Thank you!!! :) and thank you for all of the advice- especially about booking the nursery ahead- I never would have thought to do that!!! We will definitely be utilizing it!!
     
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  13. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I was part of an extended family trip where the youngest was a little under 3 months old. The 5 year old was much more of a handful.
     

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