Important Packing Tips for Babies at Walt Disney World
Sometimes, just going for a walk with your baby can be an adventure – you need the stroller, the pacifier, the backup pacifier, an extra outfit, diapers, toys, a favorite blankie, bottle and the backup bottle, as well as other must-haves just to take care of your baby. Now, imagine how much you will need to pack when you’re away from home on a Disney vacation with your baby. Don’t worry – we are here to help you to figure out exactly what you really need to put in that suitcase when packing for babies at Walt Disney World!
Just remember that Murphy had his law – “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong” – but parents have their own version. “When you think you’re packed and have everything you need for your baby, you don’t.” You’re bound to forget something at home – or maybe you forgot to bring it to the parks, but that’s okay, Disney has your back.
Disney’s Baby Care Centers
If you’re in one of the parks and suddenly realize that you forgot formula, baby food, diapers or even your sunscreen – maybe it’s either at home or just back at the hotel – Disney’s Baby Care Centers will come to your rescue (insert Incredibles Superhero music here).
The centers – which come with feeding areas and changing rooms – also are a great place to buy baby food, juice, diapers and even clothing because accidents happen! You can buy diaper-changing kits in the bathroom for about $1.50. If you need swim diapers, you can find Huggies® Little Swimmers® available for purchase in the gift shops at Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach.
Strolling, Strolling, Strolling…
Now, let’s talk about the bulky, cumbersome stroller – of course if you’re flying or driving, you’re going to need one to maneuver through the airport or the rest stops, but if you can travel without one, Disney has single- and double-stroller rentals at the park for either one day or multiple days. You’re going to want a stroller (starting at $13 per day) because walking around for hours at the park is almost guaranteed to tucker out your little ones.
Your Packing Essentials
What else should be on your packing checklist? First, your baby’s favorite blanket because your baby will need the comforts of home from time to time. You’ll also need wipes and diaper cream, but remember that if you are flying to Disney you might not be able to bring more than three ounces of diaper cream on the plane and may have to purchase it when you arrive.
When we mentioned the pacifier and the backup pacifier earlier we weren’t joking and would even take it one step further. If your child is absolutely connected to a particular type of binkie, make sure you bring three. They don’t take up much room and you don’t want to be without one and the straps to connect the binkie to your child’s shirt or the stroller.
What to Wear
You should also have 1-2 outfits for your child per day, a bathing suit and washable bibs, but Walt Disney World Resort hotels have laundry and dry clean facilities, so you can probably leave half of the outfits at home if you don’t mind doing a load of laundry halfway through your trip. You can leave the quarters at home too because Disney’s laundry facilities use credit and debit cards.
Make sure you take a waterproof light jacket with a hood and a light sweater to keep baby warm on cooler days. Even if you’re traveling during the hot summer, you will still need a sweater for cooler nights.
Forgot Something? No Worries!
This is a basic list of what baby needs and the rest of the list will depend on your child, but remember that Disney has kept parents in mind and pretty much has anything you might forget.