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Old 10 Mar 20, 02:11 PM  
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Hi all,

We're taking the whole family with us on our next trip, including our little one who will be 9 months by the time we go (May 2021!) We aren't planning on booking them a seat on the flight as there's 6 adults to help out, but how does this work - do I just not book them a seat and let the airline know they will be with us? Sorry if this is a stupid question!

Also if there's any good threads of tips for taking a baby to Disney World please do let me know, we're going to need all the help we can get! We're staying at Emerald Island resort in a villa and will have a hire car.

Thanks all.
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Old 10 Mar 20, 02:32 PM  
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Firstly, congrats!
Secondly, I think that we had to phone up and add our little one to a ticket (with Virgin), that also gave us the opportunity to order the baby food which turned out to be Ella's Kitchen sachets and worked well.

There are a few "travel with a baby" threads on the planning forum and general chat forum... no idea how to link to them. It sounds as if you will have a lot of support on the flight and during the holiday, so won't have to worry about feeling left out. I think that the general tips from the different posters can be summed up as:
1. don't take an expensive pushchair (you will only be able to pick it up after passport control and will have to leave it outside rides)
2. take nappies with you
3. the baby change centres in the parks are great
4. don't plan too much, go with the flow and make sure that you have a rest day or two
5. take lots of pictures
6. think about the car seat (either hire it or take one across with you)

Above all enjoy all the sleep that you can get now!
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Originally Posted by Rabel View Post
Firstly, congrats!
Secondly, I think that we had to phone up and add our little one to a ticket (with Virgin), that also gave us the opportunity to order the baby food which turned out to be Ella's Kitchen sachets and worked well.

There are a few "travel with a baby" threads on the planning forum and general chat forum... no idea how to link to them. It sounds as if you will have a lot of support on the flight and during the holiday, so won't have to worry about feeling left out. I think that the general tips from the different posters can be summed up as:
1. don't take an expensive pushchair (you will only be able to pick it up after passport control and will have to leave it outside rides)
2. take nappies with you
3. the baby change centres in the parks are great
4. don't plan too much, go with the flow and make sure that you have a rest day or two
5. take lots of pictures
6. think about the car seat (either hire it or take one across with you)

Above all enjoy all the sleep that you can get now!
Thank you so much, and thank you for such a helpful reply!

I have just priced up a Fly Drive with Virgin for everyone and included the baby, it's coming out at £848pp so I need to do some research into whether or not this is a good price, we've been a few times before just the two of us but the first time as a group with an infant in tow!

Hahaha thank you, I am very much taking advantage of weekend naps at the moment, enjoying it while it lasts!
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:-) The naps and doing some arm exercises are two things I wish I had done prior to our son being born.

To me that price seems reasonable (but I'm not the best gauge), I think that the car seat is approx $25 per day if you hire out there. Most villas should have a cot or similar, but do check if there is a high chair and whether there are child proof locks and safety covers available. Our little boy was crawling by 8 months so I would be looking for socket covers (or gaffer tape) and door protectors either at the villa or to take with you. This might help your villa selection!
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Hiya, Iím currently pregnant and booked our next holiday for October this year baby will be 6 months. We booked with BA and they advised to just call up and add baby on when he/she is born and Iíll have to pay 10% I believe it is which equates to about £80ish. Baby has same luggage allowance as an adult 23kg and I believe you can take a buggy and a car seat. We are travelling as a 6 with another infant and we was able to pre book seats with the sky cots for the whole party now without charge. We have one sky cot for my nephew already and they said just to call up once babyís born and once they are added to booking will try and seat us with an extra sky cot although this is not an issue as we can just take it in turns! I hope this helps and all the best!
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Originally Posted by EllieandCarl View Post
Hi all,

We're taking the whole family with us on our next trip, including our little one who will be 9 months by the time we go (May 2021!) We aren't planning on booking them a seat on the flight as there's 6 adults to help out, but how does this work - do I just not book them a seat and let the airline know they will be with us? Sorry if this is a stupid question!

Also if there's any good threads of tips for taking a baby to Disney World please do let me know, we're going to need all the help we can get! We're staying at Emerald Island resort in a villa and will have a hire car.

Thanks all.
We took our 7 month old in 2017 so any questions please ask.

You still pay a fare for taking the baby even if thereís no seat for them. Itís usually 10% of the fare ON THE DAY you book them. So itís best to either book when youíve got a price you are happy with or watch the prices and add them when you are happy. If that makes sense.
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I bought a pushchair from eBay that I didnít mind if it got trashed! It was a mamas and papas one, which reclined to almost flat and had a little pop up bottom part so she could properly nap.

I bought myself a Ďhippy chick seatí which was a foam wedge type thing and saved my back and arms (and was a little cooler) for those times I needed to hold her in my arms in queues etc

We stayed in a villa, I rented a full size crib which was a hit for full night sleeps!
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We went with an 8 month old, when you book the flights get them to note the baby on the booking.

With Virgin they told me to do this as that way you pay the fee on the ticket price you booked at rather than the rate of the day you phone up to add baby.

They just look at the notes and then charge it according to notes. You can request a skycot on the plane too which is a bulkhead seat, priority is given to younger babies but we got one fine.

We mainly used a baby carrier around the parks as it made life easier.
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Most airlines allow you to take a pram & a car seat with you for free if you don't want to hire a car seat. Last year (my son was 2 so older but still needed both) we just bought a car seat bag from Amazon & took our own car seat. Was so much easier & put our minds at ease that it was car seat we knew how to work & trusted... plus the car seat bag came in very handy on the way home to put in the silly amount of soft toys we got there. No-one looked in the bag or even batted an eyelid! x
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Originally Posted by Rabel View Post
:-) The naps and doing some arm exercises are two things I wish I had done prior to our son being born.

To me that price seems reasonable (but I'm not the best gauge), I think that the car seat is approx $25 per day if you hire out there. Most villas should have a cot or similar, but do check if there is a high chair and whether there are child proof locks and safety covers available. Our little boy was crawling by 8 months so I would be looking for socket covers (or gaffer tape) and door protectors either at the villa or to take with you. This might help your villa selection!
This is a great tip, thank you! We've booked a villa that is especially family friendly and comes with a cot, highchair, baby swing, baby moniter, microwave steriliser and all sorts - so convenient! It's called Emerald Hunny Pot in Emerald Island if you're ever looking for one, they're listed on the Dibb villas. Obviously I cannot recommend yet as we haven't been, but I'll be happy to let you know how we found it once we've returned.
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