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Experience with an Infant?

Huntsville, Al.
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Experience with an Infant?

So we were planning a return trip to Disney for this Sept. but found out the other day that my wife is expecting our third child and will be due at the end of Sept. or early Oct.

We are considering postponing it to either the last week of Nov. or first week of Dec. That would put the baby being about 8 weeks old. I know the baby wouldn't get anything out of it, but our other 2 kids would be 4 and 2 by then. My wife's parents, sister and niece are also coming, so they could help out some.

Has anyone taken an infant this young and what was your experience like?

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1. Re: Experience with an Infant?

I took our son on a family vacation to Disneyland when he was 11 weeks, and it was fine. I wore him most of the time and we were still able to go on tons of rides. I nursed, so I didn't have to mess with bottles and whatnot. He didn't need any special baby food or anyting, so that was a lot less to worry about. We also traveled with lots of other family members, so that was handy. When the babies were sleeping, grandma or my pregnant sister stayed with them while we rode rides that the babies couldn't.

However, I think a bigger question would be how will your wife be at the eight week mark? What if she has a c-section? Are you going to drive or fly? Are you going to stay on property or not? If you are going to drive and stay on property, I believe you can change your reservations without too much trouble, but if you fly, changeing reservations can get expensive fast.

But there are pluses to going at that time of year. It won't be quite as hot, the crowds shouldn't be quite as bad, and you will get to see the Christams decorations. We did it, and it worked out fine for us--and we had a GREAT time :-).

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2. Re: Experience with an Infant?

We were there 11/29-12/4 (it was freezing). We did see a lot of small babies. I would agree with the above poster (you don't know how everyone will feel). I would definitely ask the doctor first of all (a lot of them are more stricter now than they used to be). My friend's nephew's doctor told them not to go to a kid's birthday party with the baby (baby was about 6 weeks), and it was his niece's party!! Good luck with your decision!

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3. Re: Experience with an Infant?

You don't need your pediatrician's permission to go, but the point about making sure your wife will be up for the trip and losing a deposit if she's not is a good one.

Wearing the baby will make the day much less stressful for him or her vs. a stroller and having family will help. I would choose a hotel close by so tired family can get back for a nap before re-joining the group.

Huntsville, Al.
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4. Re: Experience with an Infant?

Thanks for the info. We would be driving and also staying onsite. I also agree about making sure my wife feels up to it. We're definitely not going to rush our decision. I guess we need to look into the cancellation policy and whether that applies to changing dates as well.

We were there 11/28 to 12/2 and thought it was a little cool at night, but was pretty warm during the day.

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