We're leaving Saturday for WDW with my 2.5 year old (and 13 and 11 year old). I'm suddenly starting to freak out about it. I know it wont be a relaxing vacation bbut if anyone has any tips for me, please let me know!
Bring a comfy carrier be it a sling, mei-tei or whatever. It can be a fabulous experience as long as you keep the baby comfortable and cool. Hats and sunblock for everyone. Maybe a fannie pack with frozen fruit to nibble on....my brain is muddled right now I think I'm done...hope you and your family have a great trip.
We made sure to have lots of cold water bottles with us. Do rides either when the park first opens, during parades/events, or around dinner and lunch times when other families go for meals. Bring snacks-maybe freeze some berries if you have access to a freezer to munch on because we're getting pretty warm here!<br><br>
Have fun! We had a blast with ds at Disney.
We just came back from Disneyland with our 2 1/2 year old and we had a wonderful time! I found a lot of good information on the message boards at disneymouselinks dot com.<br><br>
We found it useful to bring a lot of healthy snacks along. You can find (expensive!) fruit at the park but other than that, it's chicken strips and french fries at every turn!<br><br>
I second bringing along fresh fruit and drinks iwth you and other snacks, there are fruit there you can buy and now the kids meals have gottne better at providing better alternatives instead of just chicken stips and french fries, they have fruit now with them many times. They don't hassle you about it at all. There are grocery stores near by you can stalk up on stuff. I usually bring my own water and whatever else with me and some snacks for DD (we live here and go a lot so this is my usual routine). There are tons of stuff for 2 year olds. My DD usually loves to go to the different play areas and see the characters and then mayb she likes one or two rides at each park. She HATES the 3-D stuff... totally scares her.<br><br>
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DS and I are going to Disneyland with my sister in 6 days. I'm bringing the stroller for him to nap in, plus the sling in case he decides he wants me to carry him (he hasn't let me carry him in it in over a year). I'm nervous about him getting too worked up and having a meltdown, but he had a great time at the zoo last week, so maybe it will be ok. We're also going on a weekday when the crowd will be less.
We went to Disneyland in Feb. with our 21 month old twins and 6 yo. We had a great time. We would go early in the morning then again in the late afternoon (after nap), until late. We also had grandparents with us to help.<br><br>
Take a large canvas bag that you can unload coats, water bottles, maps, hats into. Ours would start out empty, then we would slowly fill it, then empty it agian.<br><br>
We also carried some food with us, but mostly just water bottles and bought food (and yes, there was usually fruit, pasta, and other healthy foods, depending on where you were eating at).<br><br>
We brought our stroller, but it was mostly to hold the diaper bag, coats, etc. You may get away without a stroller (backpack diaperbag, and a carrier).