We recently shared a guest post about being a pregnant guest at the Happiest Place on Earth. What better to follow that post than a post about visiting with an infant!
In 2014, my family made a trip to Disneyland with our three kids, the youngest of which was 5 months old. These are some tips that I found absolutely trip-saving:
There are locations in both parks. Disneyland’s Care Center is at the end of Main Street on the right hand side (next to first aid.) DCA’s is next to Ghiradelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop/across from The Baker Tour in Pacific Wharf.
A.K.A. the parent’s lifesaver! Both locations offer:
- Changing room w/ tables, and a large sink for rinsing messy clothes or cloth diapers.
- A nursing room
- Feeding area with highchairs
- Kitchen with microwave and sink
- On-site shop selling baby food, formula, juice, diapers, wipes, over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, and pacifiers. (Cash Only)
- Seating area with television & books for older siblings
Location makes a HUGE difference when you need to pop back to the hotel to give baby a nap, or change your clothes after a mishap. Resort hotels are amazing, but there are some fantastic Good Neighbor options right across from the Main Gate entrance. If you need help finding a great place for your family to stay, check out our travel expert, Megan Block!
Utilize a locker:
Bringing a baby along can require lots of “stuff”. A large locker costs around 15$ for the day, and can be easily accessed when you need to grab a spare outfit, blanket. Lockers are conveniently located at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure park.
If it’s something you’re comfortable with, babywearing is a great way to keep your little one close, and your hands free throughout your day. Infants are safe to experience any attraction that doesn’t have an “expectant mothers should not ride” sign in its queue, and most cast members will allow you to ride with baby in the carrier. I preferred the Ergobaby Classic carrier, but there are many different varieties of carriers to fit your needs.
Have you ever taken a baby to Disneyland? Let us know what worked for you on your trip!