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The first time we took Easton to Walt Disney World he was a teeny, tiny 8 week old. He still wore newborn diapers and needed to eat (nurse) every few hours. We completely relied on the Disney Baby Care Centers to help make our days in the park as smooth and as enjoyable as possible for everyone in our family.
Now that Easton is older, our trips have changed a little bit. He is more active, more aware of all the fun things to see and do and he generally just loves being at Walt Disney World. While we may not need to stop at the Baby Care Center every hour and a half anymore we still use them multiple times a visit.
I originally used the Baby Care Centers for nursing and pumping but now that Easton is almost one I find that they are great for older babies and families too. Here's some of my tips and suggestions for using the Disney Baby Centers with older infants.
1.) Know where they are located before you get to the park. Visit Walt Disney's website for the location of each center in each of the parks. They are usually near the entrances but detailed maps can be found online. Every minute counts when you have a screaming baby or a smelly diaper.
2.) Strollers have to be left outside so be sure to have everything you need in the diaper bag. It isn't difficult to head back outside to grab things but you might be in a bit of a bind if you are mid diaper change and realize the wipes are in the bottom of the stroller.
3.) All members of your party can join you in the Baby Care Center. Some of them are smaller than others so usually just Justin and I go in with Easton if we are at the parks with friends. The communal nursing/pumping areas are for moms only (Epcot & Magic Kingdom have these) but dads and other children are welcome everywhere else.
4.) Take advantage of all they have to offer. Each Baby Care Center has a clean and designated place to change diapers or outfit, an air conditioned space to feed babies and toddlers including high chairs and sink and microwave for food prep. They all also have places for parents and older children to use the restroom, as well as a water cooler where we like to fill up Easton's sippy cup with water (and mom & dad's water bottle too).
5.) They are the go to place to purchase anything you may have forgotten to pack. Each one has a fully stocked store just in case you forget diapers, wipes, formula, food, snacks, outifts and more. The Baby Care Centers are sponsored by Kimberly Clark so you know they will always have your favorite Huggies products on hand.
Now that Easton is older his diaper needs have changed too. He just started wearing size 3's so on a recent impromptu trip to the Wilderness Lodge for the night I grabbed a bag of Huggies Little Movers from our diaper closet (shower gifts) and threw them in the suitcase. We had never tried them before but I thought the Disney characters would be perfect for a weekend at Walt Disney World.
Turns out both Justin and I (and Easton) loved them. He is crawling all over the place and starting to walk too so the double grip strips on the sides were perfect. They are Huggies most absorbent diapers with Leak Lock® for up to 12 hour protection so they were exactly what Easton needed for a busy day in the park.
When we got home I wanted to stock up on Little Movers so I headed to BJ's Wholesale to grab a big box of them. I was shocked at the Huggies diaper and wipe selection they had and the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder in me loved the Disney theming that many of the different diapers and wipes had. Easton was just excited to sit like a big boy in the shopping cart.
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