173.6 #2344 (DL Qual #1467

Jun 20, 2013 5:08 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
So my wife (wonderlandgirl) and I are taking our son, 10 months, to the park for the first time July 8, 9 and maybe 10. How old were your little minions when you first went? Any advice on visiting the park with infants?

I've been bringing my son since he was two weeks old. Pack lots of patience lol just make sure you have enough of the basics (diapers wipes extra outfits formula if you use it) and take advantage of the baby care centers in each park. It's a ton of fun to see Disneyland through their eyes. Have fun! - lostgirl7988  697.8 #278 5:12PM
Thanks! 2 weeks?! That's awesome. Here I was telling her "Maybe we should wait til he's 2" :-) - TenSixths  173.6 #2344 5:14PM
Haha I wanted to get him used to going places young so it would be easier. He barely fusses when we're out anymore and he just hit 5 months. The only thing I waited for was his first set of shots. - lostgirl7988  697.8 #278 9:44AM
Thanks everyone! We are very excited to bring him to our favorite place! Hopefully we will get to meet some of you! - wonderlandgirl  347.3 #686 8:25PM
Hey! I know you! ;-) - TenSixths  173.6 #2344 7:39AM
5 or 6 weeks old. Just take it slow. - StarWarsPapa  139.0 #2903 5:23PM
Sounds like a lot of fun. Be sure to use sunscreen and stay hydrated, especially your little one. They are very susceptible to the heat. - DisneyGrandma  877.2 #210 5:40PM
Both of my kids went for the first time when they were 6 months old. We had a blast! Definitely pack a lot of supplies/food/drinks, and take a lot of breaks. We would sit and people-watch in the shade, or spend the heat of the day back at the hotel. I also recommend a baby-carrier for lines and your own reclinable stroller. Most of all--HAVE FUN!!! - Diz_Mel  96.0 #3652 6:12PM
3 months old for our youngest, but that's also because we live out of state. Make sure to take advantage of the rider swap at the attractions that have a height limit. Enjoy attractions that have AC like Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear - UTDISNEYFAMILY  1901.2 #88 6:15PM
Mine were 1 to 1 1/2 years old ! - jmza4  323.6 #31532 6:18PM
The youngest was 3 months for us and he was my third child. We all had a blast and just took our time. I love looking at the pics of the baby with the characters. - Ldgsg  213.9 #1822 6:57PM
We came with our first son when he was 11 months and our 2nd son when he was 6 months. The kids did great being out in the fresh air and they can go on a lot of rides. - 1Princess3Princes  611.0 #333 8:22PM
My parents were told... way back in the 70's, to take us after the age of 10...so my first trip was 11 yrs old....I still remember it...E tickets! - bethw  4.4 #21367 8:29PM
10? That's crazy! Well, at least you got to go then, anyway. That's a long time to have to wait though. - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 8:44PM
I believe our lil man was 2-3 weeks old. There are a lot of attractions for him to go on. You guys will have a blast. Just take your time and bring lots if snacks and drinks. Have fun! - DizPrincess_Sam  315.3 #823 8:38PM
My boys were 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 on their first trip. My daughter was 17 days old. Make sure you pack enough of diapering items. I took at least 10 diapers, if not a few more for each trip. Bring a carrier along with the stroller so your arms don't die holding them in line all the time or when they get annoyed at bring in the stroller at everyone's butt height. I love a very simple ring sling. I could slip the material out from under their bottom and just put them sitting on my lap without having to disassemble everything. Then I could slip the material back under them when I got off and keep going. I even because a pro at nursing while standing in line, getting on to the ride without having to stop and then getting back off with a fed if not sleeping child. Of course there are a few attractions you can't do that on but a bunch you can. I also used the sling as a second seat belt by pulling it tight around their chest while they sat on my lap or next to me. The baby centers are great to take a break in, change a diaper, buy any supplies you may have forgotten or run out of. They have places to warm food or formula if you are using that. They have a quiet nursing area if you need that. We always do Small World first. That way they can see what kind of experience to expect on further attractions. It's mellow and not scary at all. The best advice is to take it slow, don't feel like you need to run from attraction to attraction. - Autoalice  161.4 #2545 8:44PM
*Baby Care Centers*. They are in both parks. great indoor area to feed, nurse, change, etc. They were godsends. We started at 5 months. Another good quiet place is downstairs of Innoventions for a nap. You can walk around the circle with a stroller and nap in A/C. Just take it easy and take your time. Expect to go to Baby Care Centers often. I also bought a Baby Bjorn so he could strap to my chest and face outwards. The first time we thought he would last a couple hours. Instead we were there from 10am to 10pm with only a couple naps. They really like the lights, paint, etc. - DLKenCA  2630.1 #49 9:40PM
3 months old for our son. Ditto on the baby care centers. Another good place for a break is the lobby of the Grand Californian hotel. Take lots of pica and cherish the memories. - antetr95  1894.4 #89 10:04PM
My son was 4 weeks old his first trip. City Hall and or the baby center has awesome maps that show which rides your mini mini can enjoy...also take pajamas! It's great to change them when it gets dark and then u don't have to worry about waking them when u get home or to your room. Take lots of pics and if by some chance you forget or run out of something the baby care centers sell baby items. Have fun - CM_tamstirr  558.5 #361 10:35PM
My mini was 4 the first time I took her. Things started off bad and went to worse real quick (long story.) Took her back when she was 8 and she's loved DL since then! I love it now that she'll soon be 27. She doesn't complain when mom has to take her time LOL - IHEARTSIMBA50  495.0 #431 10:38PM
My girls went at 3 and 4 months their first visits. The baby care center makes this very easy. - MamaRoo  466.7 #465 11:31PM
Two months....had an amazing time! - PrincessDuckie  904.9 #202 11:39PM
Awesome! Thank you everybody. Sounds like he'll be just fine at 10 months during our trip. Even if I don't get on many rides, I just love being in the park. His old man was 25 first time he made it to the park! I sure don't want to make him wait that long. - TenSixths  173.6 #2344 7:42AM
I would add hand sanitizer to the list for mom and dad. Lots of germs out there and since you're touching the rails and lap bars etc. you don't want to pass them on. - Tiggerific  341.7 #699 7:52AM
My oldest was 2 my youngest was 6 moths old.. Loved it - nurseclick  66.0 #4264 7:58AM
My sis took my nephew at just ten days old! She used the baby center a lot - HiddenMickeyFanatic  1247.3 #136 8:40AM
My little Minnie had her first trip at 7 weeks and has been to DL about 6 times already (6months now). We bring a big floppy hat for her to cover her face from the sun. She also tends to run. Little hot so when she starts to get cranky we go straight to innoventions to cool off. I've heard the theatre is good for this too. - lauren1267  26.4 #6356 9:56AM

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