If you are going to the Disney Parks with a toddler, here are a few tips and tricks I have learned by going with my little one.
We are locals, so we tend to hit up the parks after nap-time. If this is not an option for you, I can still help you!
Pack that diaper bag! Snacks, sippy cup, diapers, wipes, clothes, bottles of water or juice. Constantly buying water or snacks at Disney can get a bit pricey, so I bring 2 bottles of water in the diaper bag and fill up his cup before we leave the house. If I have to buy water there, it’s only a bottle or two and it will help offset the cost. Also, if money is extremely tight, don’t forget to hit up a quick service restaurant and ask for the free cup of water. I have done that and just poured it into his cup and we are good to go! Same for snacks, I bring at least 4 different types of snacks in containers or zip lock bags and we are set! We have also brought our own lunches (sandwiches made at home or lunchables) and that totally helps with the cost! Just walk into a quick service or find a shady place to sit and eat!
Diapers, wipes, and clothes! Oh my! Between riding attractions and meeting Princesses, you tend to lose track of time, and before you know it, there is a diaper leak. So make sure you have a few changes of clothes for your little one and yourself, on that off chance you didn’t make diaper changing time like you were supposed to. I have to admit, it has happened to me, more than once. I’m still learning from my mistakes.
Sunscreen! This Florida sun gets pretty hot midday, and it won’t take long for your little one to feel the heat. I have a blonde haired, blue eyed little boy, and it doesn’t take much for that sun to show up on his fair complected skin! If you are only doing a late afternoon visit to the park, you might be able to skip the sunscreen, but if you are going for a full day, from Rope Drop to The Kiss Goodnight, do not forget the sunscreen! You and your little one will be forever grateful that you applied and reapplied. I have found the best sunscreen ever from our friends at Avon With DVS!
Don’t forget that Mickey Mouse stroller or that child safety harness! Your child will not want to walk all day or sit and ride all day, so make sure you bring both so you won’t have a cranky toddler while you visit the ‘Most Magical Place on Earth!’
Relax, take your time, breathe! It’s hot, lines are long and the crowds are packed. Just have fun and make the most of every moment. You never know when something magical just might happen!
Do you have some tips or tricks that might help myself or others out? I would love to hear it!
See you real soon!