What is the youngest age your child went to Disney?

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What is the youngest age your child went to Disney?
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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 4:10pm

Howdy!

I actually stumbled across this group and about died of happiness. I LOVE Disney! We became DVC memebers a couple of years ago and need no encouragement to plan trips. The best part is the next trip we are planning will be the first one with my daughter. (Unless you count the fact I went twice last year while pregnant, lol). So I was just curious what was the age of your children when you brought them. Keep in mind this is by no means an every couple years trip for us. More then likely we will be going every year. That means that we do not have to worry about bringing her when she won't remember and not being able to afford another trip for 10 years. I know that often people say they want to save up and bring their children when they can appreciate it. I definitely understand that but its not really a factor for us. :smileyvery-happy:

Dixie

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

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Welcome aboard!!!!!!

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Awesome! My daughter will be 9 months old so I am hoping for a similar out come as you. We will be staying at BLT so thankfully the monorail is there as well. I have to get a baby carrier. I have the moby wrap but my daughter does not seem to be a fan of it. I am excited that it went well when you did it!

Dixie

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

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Congratulations on your daughter - her picture is beautiful!

I took my oldest DD to Disney Land when she was 2.

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On our first trip with the kids, they were 2.5 years and 5.5 months old. The baby was so easy on the trip! I just put her in my Ergo carrier (the one Melissa is now using :) ) and wore her all day (we didn't even use a stroller). She went on all the rides with me, on my front (no thrill rides, of course!). And I could even nurse in the Ergo easily, so she didn't slow us down much at all. Of course, she doesn't remember it and didn't even interact with much of anything at the time, but the two-yr-old had fun meeting characters.

I definitely recommend a good carrier like the Ergo, where the weight is on your hips, not your back. I wore her around the parks for 3 days straight and was perfectly fine.

Have fun!

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Welcome to our board!! And congratulations on your little peanut - what a miracle!!

I think we've all had the same reaction to this board the first time we found it! A place to revel in our love for all things Disney! :)

We are also DVC members - joined in '03 after our first family trip when we stayed at the WL Villas. My girls were 2-1/2 and 5 at the time, so the answer to your question would be 2-1/2 :) However, if I could have taken them earlier I would have (had to wait for the green light from the mister! LOL)

My cousin has taken her DD since she was 18 mos, if not younger, and I know several of our members as well as others have taken their children as infants. I really believe that it's a personal decision and it makes sense that we Disney Lovers would be in favor of taking our children early on - I'm sure you'd agree that when they're so young, it's not so much about the child remembering the trip but the parents remembering how much fun their child had or the family had together. And yes, as DVC members it definitely helps when you know you'll be going back (again and again!) so there's plenty of time for your baby to grow and create memories that she herself will look back on.
I haven't yet read the other replies on this thread but I wanted to give you a link to a great website (which you may already be familiar with): www.allears.net and an article that they have regarding traveling to WDW with infants: http://allears.net/pl/infant.htm
Again, welcome and I look forward to hearing about your experiences at WDW, past and future :D

Val, Co-CL Disney Vacations

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My DS was about 6 months old the first time he went to Disney. Granted, I live about 45 minutes from Disney, so day trips are really easy for us, lol. The first time that he went when we stayed on property (yes, we live in Orlando and stay at the Disney hotels) was this past May....he was 19 months old then. Thus far the newest addition hasn't gone to Disney, but I'm hoping that DH will be able to get some time away from work this next week or so, so that we can go. Our AP's run out the 22nd of Feb, and I want to use them again before then (in case we decide not to renew them). So, if we go before next Friday, then he will have gone when he was 7 weeks old!


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LMAO! I just scrolled down and saw your siggy and realized that we are in the same EC group, so you know how old the newest one is, lol.


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Gina, just wanted to congratulate you on your newest little baby! He's adorable and so is his big brother!

Val, Co-CL Disney Vacations

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Thanks, Val!


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Tee hee I was about to say you look familiar! You will have to tell me how it goes. As to staying on property even though you live by there, I so totally would too!

Dixie

"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

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