INTERCOT - Walt Disney World Inside & Out - Info Central
for Traveling with a Baby or Toddler
Disney can be overwhelming for the average adult, but
without the proper care, it can be even more so for an infant or toddler.
Try to go during the
Off-Season. Especially the first weeks of December when the Christmas
activities and lights will help entertain a child.
Schedule visits to the parks first thing in the morning. It is usually not
as hot or crowded.
Take your own stroller. Your child will be used to their
stroller and you will also have it for walking through the resorts. It is also nice to have the reclining feature for napping.
Staying on property is recommended for those afternoon naps
Most pediatricians recommend not using sun screen on
infants under 6 months of age. Make sure that you keep the direct sun off of your child. Shielding
them with a blanket or the stroller's cover can be helpful and have the
infant wear a hat. Battery operated fans that attach to the stroller are
also a big help.
Child Swaps on those rides where infants are too small to participate.
Look for the Baby Stations. Especially if you have an infant
who is nursing. There is one in each Park.
Magic Kingdom – Located behind the Crystal Palace
Epcot – Located the Odyssey Center
MGM Studios - Found at Guest Relations in the front of the
Animal Kingdom -Near Creature Comforts in the Safari
The Baby Stations are wonderful places to calm down an upset baby. There are
high chairs, changing areas, breast feeding rooms, hot water, and a room
with toys and videos if you have an older child with you. In addition there
are infant supplies such as diapers you can purchase.
Consider renting a car. The Disney transportation options
are more than adequate. However, quick exits are often easier for both baby
and parents. Often bus rides can be very long. Holding exhausted children,
bags, and dealing with strollers, while hot and sweaty is not very fun.
Character pictures with baby are great treasured keepsakes.
Be mindful that the characters are very large and can be intimating to some
Character Meals are a great way to provide interaction in a calmer
Bring your own snacks. Little baggies or container of their
favorite things can be a lifesaver. Especially when waiting in long lines.
Children can get hungry at a moments notice.
Keep your child hydrated.
Lastly have fun! Go at your children’s pace and enjoy the
World from their perspective.
Other Child Related Links:
Childcare @ Walt Disney World
Special Activities for Children
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