THIS IS MY FIRST TRIP WITH MY ONE YEAR OLD NIECE (my response on the WDW Radio Forums)
This is a post I wrote on the WDW Radio Forums in response to THIS IS MY FIRST TRIP WITH MY ONE YEAR OLD NIECE
Like I mention in the post the list isn’t inclusive or exhaustive …they are also my opinion (which I didn’t mention in the post but mention here as a reminder)
My name is Kelly. I have been a lover of all things Disney ever since my parents took me to DL when I was 9 months old
I have a lot of recommendations for taking little ones to the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!
First of all you and your family know your niece the best….with that being said I would follow her cues esp when it comes to loud noises, crowds and the like
Here are some other recommendations in no particular order
1. Especially if you are staying on property and/or plan to do night time activities (ie fireworks), take time out during the day to return to your room to let you niece get some down time (aka nap)
2. Each park has a BABY CENTER which is a quiet place where they offer baby supplies for sell, and have the facilities such as places to change and feed little ones.
3. I would highly recommend that you buy an umbrella stroller to push your niece in…the ones that you can rent from Disney are hard plastic and you can’t take it with you when you leave the parks. If you do decide to rent one instead of buying, I would get a blanket for your niece to sit on and snuggle with
4. BABY SWAP
No its not giving away your niece for another child ..hehe.
It’s a program that is provided for families with young children who can’t ride rides such as splash mountain, space mountain ect. The entire group (including the child) goes through the attraction line and when you get to the load in point you tell the CM that you want to do a baby swap. Then one adult and the baby stays off to the side while the rest of the group rides the ride. When the riders come back the first adult gives the baby to another adult from their group and gets a chance to ride the ride for themselves. and a bonus is that somebody in the group is going to get to ride the ride two times in a row
5. KIDS NITE OUT (KNO)
(*disclaimer* I used to work for them when I lived in Orlando)
KNO is Disney’s contracted provider of in room child care. This is a wonderful service allows adults to go out at anytime (but esp at night) with out the children. They also provide caregivers to go into the parks as Parent Helpers if needed.
There is an additional hourly charge to use KNO but IMHO it would be worth it.
Thats all that I can think of right now.
If you have any more questions, feel free to send me an email at
kdizne at gmail dot com (use @ and . in the appropriate places)