What can you do with an infant?

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What can you do with an infant?
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Tue, 05-25-2010 - 9:10am
My DH and I are having trouble refusing the offer of booking a Disney World vacation with free dining. If we went, we'd be going 8/15-8/20. My MIL and/or SIL *might* be able to come (but probably not, as SIL will be 3 weeks into her senior year of high school). Anyway, what can we do with an infant? My LO will be 10 months at the time of the vacation. Can we take him on any rides? Obviously I realize he cannot go on roller coasters, and we know about the baby swappers program, but what about super slow "safe" rides, like Tomorrowland Transit Authority? I don't want to give up rides like that, but I also know DH and I aren't going to sit with the baby for 15 minutes while the other rides it. How boring!
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 9:30pm

Hi there!

We took a trip when my youngest was 10 months old. It was great. She was nursing, so that was easy. One day, we left a bag of diapers and food in the hotel, and we purchased what we needed at the Baby Care Center at Magic Kingdom, which was awesome. Map out the Baby Care centers before your trip for sure!

I found it was much easier to use a baby carrier (I had a hip carrier) at Magic Kingdom vs. trying to park and find a stroller. But maybe that was just me. :)

This is a great page that might answer a lot of your questions:

http://allears.net/pl/infant.htm

There is actually quite a bit you can ride with a 10 month old, and I remember in particular mine being amazed at the parades.

LAURIE IN OH, Mom to:


Alex, 15 years old


Julianne and Leah,

LAURIE IN OH, Mom to:


Alex, 1

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Registered: 08-07-2002
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 9:32pm
Baby can ride on anything that doesn't have a height limit.

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 9:58pm
We had a great trip when DD was six months old.

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Fri, 05-28-2010 - 11:18am
I agree with the other ladies.

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Registered: 04-21-2004
Fri, 05-28-2010 - 7:38pm

Thank you all for your input! We have booked the trip!

I have thought of a few more questions if you don't mind answering..

- I only have a Baby Bjorn, and maybe I was wearing it wrong or something, but it was just too uncomfortable for me. I don't really want to purchase a different carrier/sling just to bring on the trip. Point being I will be taking our stroller. How much of a pain is it? Do I have to worry about people stealing our stuff when we ride rides?

- Has anyone gone with JUST a baby and another adult? My DH is worried that we're not going to have a lot of fun riding by ourselves while the other watches the baby. I say we'll make it work ;-)

- Did you try to stay at the parks all day or did you take a break and go nap in the hotel?

- I have searched the Disney site and could not find the answer to this question (so I'm guessing it's a NO): Can quick service meals be traded in for table service meals?

TIA!

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Registered: 09-01-2006
Fri, 05-28-2010 - 8:06pm

- I only have a Baby Bjorn, and maybe I was wearing it wrong or something, but it was just too uncomfortable for me. I don't really want to purchase a different carrier/sling just to bring on the trip. Point being I will be taking our stroller. How much of a pain is it? Do I have to worry about people stealing our stuff when we ride rides?


***Don't get me wrong when I said we used the Bjorn a lot.

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Registered: 08-07-2002
Tue, 06-01-2010 - 12:01pm

You definitely don't want to use a Baby Bjorn after 15 pounds (I say less) - they're not comfortable with that weight on your front!