We did the inevitable recently. We took the kids to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They’re at just the right age… old enough to go on all the roller coasters, young enough to think it’s the greatest place on the planet. By the end of the trip, and hitting a park a day (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios), we were wiped out. We also had a mountain of dirty laundry, so it was time to come home.
As we went through the parks, I was amazed to see so many toddlers and babies. When our kids were that age I think I was too tired to have enjoyed the trip. But maybe I should just embraced the exhaustion. In fact, the Disney parks seem designed with new parents in mind. Well located bathrooms, plenty of benches and food at every turn. But it’s not just that. The parks also have designated Baby Care Centers. I have a Flickr album with photos from each of the parks that you might want to look at.
You can of course breastfeed anywhere you’d like in the parks. But if you’re looking for a quiet, designated space, with soft lighting, the Baby Care Centers are a good choice. Some of the rooms even have signs welcoming breastfeeding moms. The only thing I didn’t entirely like, was that the Disney website indicates that the Baby Care Centers are sponsored by Carnation formula. This information isn’t anywhere in the parks. Nevertheless, as with just about everything Disney, you’ll find what you need at the Baby Care Centers, and move on to the next adventure.
As for the kids, they only have one question of course… when can we go back?!
Disclosure: Disney gave me some tickets for park entrance.