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Old 5 Feb 24, 02:42 PM  
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Tips for DLP with babies?

I've done tons of adults-only trips but going with little ones is a whole new world for me.

We'll be taking our 4 month old (still being baked) and my sister's almost 1 year old in late Nov. Staying at Cheyenne for 4 nights.

Grandparents, aunts and uncles got FOMO so there'll be 10 adults in the group for 2-3 nights of our trip along with the two babes.

I've already booked restaurants and requested two tables next to each other to accommodate our large group, both with high chairs, although I doubt the 4 month old will be in one, it does say to include children in the numbers. I've also requested travel cots in our rooms.

We have booked a longer trip than usual as we expect to be taking everything a bit slower, but we do still hope to get a bit of time to ride the bigger rides and watch the fireworks.

I'm very excited but also very nervous - we are so used to total freedom and late nights that this might be a bit of a shock to the system! Just hoping that the babies will nap in their prams and we don't need to trek back to the hotel multiple times a day.

Is there anything we need to be prepared for that we might not have thought of? Or any tips to share for the transition from adults > kids trips?

Thanks in advance!
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We took our eldest for his first trip at 9 months (so a little older but still very much a baby) and it was truly magical! And in truth this age was so much easier than the toddler stage!)

I think the key is just following their lead, let them nap whenever they need to nap... and the good thing is that at 4 months you are very unlikely to be in a set routine so you will probably find baby totally goes with the flow!

Take advantage of the baby centres (there is one in both parks) as they have great changing facilities and feeding spaces if you want a little more calm environment (although know that DLP is 100% breastfeeding friendly if thats the route you choose to go down!)

I did trip reports for both our boys' first DLP trips (1st was 9 months and 2nd was almost a year) if they are of any use!
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Thanks so much for this, makes me feel like this might actually be fun! Going to take a look at your trip reports now
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Thanks so much for this, makes me feel like this might actually be fun! Going to take a look at your trip reports now
I absolutely assure it is so so much fun! We had done so many adult-only trips before having our boys, and whilst it is a very different trip it is a whole new type of magical!

(Also I just realised I follow you on IG! I never know Dibb usernames to match people up... I will be eagerly following along when the time comes!)

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Ahh so you do! Just followed you back

I read your travel days yesterday (love a travel day). I'm having a little boy so it's lovely seeing how your oldest has grown up and started to really get it!

Seeing you in shorts and t-shirts prompted me to text my sister saying 'I think we need a summer DLP trip because all of our recent ones have been autumn and winter' and we've already agreed that June 2026 will be the one to book after this Christmas haha
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Ahh so you do! Just followed you back

I read your travel days yesterday (love a travel day). I'm having a little boy so it's lovely seeing how your oldest has grown up and started to really get it!

Seeing you in shorts and t-shirts prompted me to text my sister saying 'I think we need a summer DLP trip because all of our recent ones have been autumn and winter' and we've already agreed that June 2026 will be the one to book after this Christmas haha
Aww welcome to the boy mum club! (obviously I am biased and know no different but it's the best! )

Oh I am so wanting a summer Disney trip after last being there in the cold (November)... I go with my sister in September so hoping its at least mild then!
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Thought I would comment as we did a DLP trip with our 7 month old (a few years back, she is now 2!)

It was really magical so don't worry at all and I echo Lisa that this young age will be easier than when they are a toddler!

Things we found super helpful were a sling to carry them in, this enables you to get them to sleep super easily and then you can still walk around and even go on rides like small world while they are sleeping on you! A snow suit would be really helpful for November, maybe take 2 different types of thickness.

If you are bottle feeding then get a good thermos flask to make up your bottles on whichever bench you end up sat on- the childcare centres are brilliant for this but not helpful if you are at the other end of the park with a hungry baby!

Sounds like there will be lots of people to give you a hand with baby cuddles while you do the rides too so this is perfect. Rider swap is offered on most rides- have you heard about this? I can tell you about it if you haven't heard. We used it loads.

Take along travel wash so you can wash baby clothes in the sink- in case you are running short!

Have the best time, such magical memories to come!
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Congrats Lottie!

Lisa, I'm also gonna be reading your trip reports and have fired you a follow on insta. We go in 26 days for the first time!
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Congrats Lottie!

Lisa, I'm also gonna be reading your trip reports and have fired you a follow on insta. We go in 26 days for the first time!
Oh so lovely, have just followed you back... lots of photos please! I can never get enough DLP!
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listen to your body. I did dlp with a 14mo and "one in the oven" (strangely enough at the cheyenne too).

I wore hiking boots as they were very comfy for me (and it was November so cold).

For dianey (DLP and Florida) ive always had a sandwich day - stuff in the morning and evening and a nap in the middle. This means I get EMH to do things I like, sleep during crowds and parades or shows in the evening.

Learn where the toilets are for changing, drink plenty, enjoy the shows, take a good coat, the railroad is excellent for napping on. Peter Pan is jerky. The shows are quite good at the moment, colours parade is naff unless you get a good view ( a bit squashy near the front.
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