Which resort with a 10 month old?

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May 25, 2017
We did this 2 christmases ago. We also had a 2 year old in tow with our 10 month old. Transit wont be as big of a problem with just one little one on a bus. One person holds the baby, the other grabs the stroller (it gets trickier with 2!) We rented a studio at BWV it gives walking access/ boat access to 2 parks and is cheaper than the MK resorts. We split time pretty evenly at all 4 parks so it was the obvious choice... As others have said, little, little ones will sleep in the stroller wherever you are so breaks aren't as crucial. Transferring in and out of the stroller on the busses is a hassle during crowded times first thing and at the end of the day, but midday not as much.
 

nancipants

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Nov 18, 2013
We are locals, and thanks to COVID haven't gone to the parks much lately, but we took our baby to Disney a lot during the beginning of the year. He was born in December and we started taking him when he was about a month old. Obviously, at that age he was napping a LOT but we never planned breaks or going home around his schedule. We used our stroller/car seat combo since he was so little and whenever it was nap time we'd close up the car seat part, put on white noise (phone + bluetooth speaker - people always looked at us funny but it WORKS), and he'd nap for as long as we kept on the white noise. Now he's 7 months and only taking two naps per day, and we plan our trips around his wake windows. Last weekend we went to Epcot and as we were leaving the park I realized he wasn't making noise and said to my husband, uh, did he just fall asleep? Sure enough, he was PASSED OUT in the stroller. I credit the fan we had pointed at him - breeze + white noise = sleep, apparently. Although it totally messed up his naps for the day, it was a relief knowing he can sleep in the regular stroller. Around 10 months old your baby will probably be taking two naps per day, so if you can get away with having them nap in the stroller for the first nap and going back to the resort for the second, that'll give you a lot more time in the parks. We've had lovely meals while our baby was passed out in the stroller. :D
 

DisLee17

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Jul 21, 2020
We are locals, and thanks to COVID haven't gone to the parks much lately, but we took our baby to Disney a lot during the beginning of the year. He was born in December and we started taking him when he was about a month old. Obviously, at that age he was napping a LOT but we never planned breaks or going home around his schedule. We used our stroller/car seat combo since he was so little and whenever it was nap time we'd close up the car seat part, put on white noise (phone + bluetooth speaker - people always looked at us funny but it WORKS), and he'd nap for as long as we kept on the white noise. Now he's 7 months and only taking two naps per day, and we plan our trips around his wake windows. Last weekend we went to Epcot and as we were leaving the park I realized he wasn't making noise and said to my husband, uh, did he just fall asleep? Sure enough, he was PASSED OUT in the stroller. I credit the fan we had pointed at him - breeze + white noise = sleep, apparently. Although it totally messed up his naps for the day, it was a relief knowing he can sleep in the regular stroller. Around 10 months old your baby will probably be taking two naps per day, so if you can get away with having them nap in the stroller for the first nap and going back to the resort for the second, that'll give you a lot more time in the parks. We've had lovely meals while our baby was passed out in the stroller. :D
Thank you! This is very helpful to know! Already had a portable sound machine on the registry, but glad to hear it's actually going to be helpful!
 
  • nancipants

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    Nov 18, 2013
    Thank you! This is very helpful to know! Already had a portable sound machine on the registry, but glad to hear it's actually going to be helpful!
    The white noise machine is the absolute best thing we bought as new parents. We sleep trained early, but with white noise and blackout curtains it helped him start sleeping through the night at 5 months. And having the portable speaker made it so we could get him to sleep anywhere.
     

    Lilsia

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    The white noise machine is the absolute best thing we bought as new parents. We sleep trained early, but with white noise and blackout curtains it helped him start sleeping through the night at 5 months. And having the portable speaker made it so we could get him to sleep anywhere.
    I have to disagree with this. Don't make it so your baby can only sleep if there are certain conditions, especially making it too quiet. What if those conditions can't be met? This was actually the best advice that I got from other moms when I was pregnant. When mine were little, we carried on like normal whenever they went down for their naps. I would vacuum, clean, walk past their rooms, watch TV, talk on the phone, all normal daily activities. My kids could sleep anywhere, no matter the conditions. They slept on the plane, on the bus, in the stroller, at grandma's, etc.
     

    nancipants

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    Nov 18, 2013
    I have to disagree with this. Don't make it so your baby can only sleep if there are certain conditions, especially making it too quiet. What if those conditions can't be met? This was actually the best advice that I got from other moms when I was pregnant. When mine were little, we carried on like normal whenever they went down for their naps. I would vacuum, clean, walk past their rooms, watch TV, talk on the phone, all normal daily activities. My kids could sleep anywhere, no matter the conditions. They slept on the plane, on the bus, in the stroller, at grandma's, etc.
    Respectfully, the point of the white noise machine is to make it so he can sleep anywhere. The white noise is just a cue that now it's sleep time. Recently he fell asleep in his stroller at Epcot and while we were eating at Disney Springs. Outside noise doesn't bother him and he'll sleep as long as we keep it on.
     

    Lilsia

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    Respectfully, the point of the white noise machine is to make it so he can sleep anywhere. The white noise is just a cue that now it's sleep time. Recently he fell asleep in his stroller at Epcot and while we were eating at Disney Springs. Outside noise doesn't bother him and he'll sleep as long as we keep it on.
    I understand what you are saying. I would just worry that, what if my child learns to sleep ONLY with the white noise machine on and it breaks. I would not want to have an over tired, cranky baby that can't seem to fall asleep because they have learned to sleep only if it has that certain sound. That's all.
     
  • CastAStone

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    Jun 25, 2019
    I can’t even tell you how strongly I recommend bringing a kid that age to Disneyland, where everything is in walking distance, instead of Disney World, where if you find out your kid won’t nap in a stroller, a 2 hour nap takes 4.5 hours of walking, waiting, buses, more walking, nap time, more walking, more waiting, another bus, and more walking.

    The parks are also physically smaller so a lot less stroller pushing.

    We took our son to DL at 11 months and it was the best Disney decision we’ve ever made.

    Something to think about.
     

    GoingSince1990

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    Oct 31, 2018
    VGF. Spectacularly beautiful Christmas tree and decorations in the main lobby and will be walkable to MK by the time of your trip. And a perfect pool for little ones right next to the villas building, with zero-entry.
     





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