You’ve got your exciting Disney posts and then you have . . . well, this post: Baby care centers. Let’s be honest, it’s not the most thrilling topic, but when you’ve got a young child in tow in the parks, Disney’s baby care centers can make your day a lot easier. Located in all four theme parks, baby care centers are open to caregivers and children who are not yet potty trained. There’s no age limit, so if you need to help an older child, you’ll be accommodated as well. Older children accompanying their younger siblings are also welcome; there’s plenty to keep them occupied, including a television playing Disney channel shows.
Changing tables are large enough to accommodate older children. If you have an older child with a disability, please don’t hesitate to ask the cast member for privacy while you attend to your child’s needs.
Breastfeeding moms who are looking for a little privacy or a quiet place to nurse will enjoy the private room for nursing.
The rooms are fairly bare-bones looking, but they’re clearn, quiet and best of all, air conditioned.
You’ll also find areas to comfortably bottle feed and if your youngster is eating solids, there are highchairs you can use as well. In addition to changing and feeding, you can purchase supplies here, including formula, baby food, over the counter medications (including items for adults), diapers, and even clothing. Basically, if you forgot to bring it to the park that day, it’s probably here.
If you purchase items from the baby care centers, keep in mind that in addition to being a little pricier, they’re also very limited in selection. This is particularly true regarding diapers, which tend to run in the mid-range of sizes, so if your child is very young or if you have a toddler in diapers, don’t forget your supplies when you leave for the parks!
Finally, you won’t be able to bring your stroller into the baby care centers, so you’ll need to leave it outside in the stroller parking area.
As a mom, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been grateful for the baby care centers. Next time you’re in the parks with a little one, definitely make use of them. They’re a lifesaver.
Thanks to Bob Angelo for the photos. You can “like” Bob’s Facebook page here
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