If you still haven’t visited Disneyland this summer, perhaps this video may convince you!
Welcome to the Disney Blog Hop! If you are new to the hop, I am so happy that you are joining us. The Disney Blog Hop is a great way to promote your own blog and meet other fantastic Disney bloggers. This week, Disney on Wheels is cohosting the Disney Blog Hop. Please be sure to stop by her blog and check out all of her great posts about Walt Disney World!
|Did I have a great view of Mickey’s Soundsational Parade or what?!|
|That’s me and Suz high above Main Street
after watching Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.
I am also excited to announce that my dear friend Suzanne Broughton and I have launched a new Facebook group, Disneyland Runners. If you plan on participating in any of the upcoming running events at the Disneyland Resort or have run in them in the past, come by and join our group. Soon we will be launching a Disneyland Runners community blog that will feature inspirational stories about Disney runners and Run Disney news and info. Stay tuned for more information on the new blog.
• Welcome new readers to your blog! Each week we do something a little bit different. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WEEKLY THEME/POST TO PARTICIPATE. This week’s theme is Disney summer. (To find out about the Disney Blog Hop themes before hop day Thursday, stop by the Disney Blog Hop discussion over on the Babes In Disneyland Facebook page.)
Last week, I attended the Disneyland’s Soundsational Summer media event. I was treated to so many incredible experiences. I haven’t had a chance to write about all of them. I have posted some great interviews and videos from my experiences.
|Flash Mob – Disneyland Style|
|Mary Poppins unit in Mickey’s Soundsational Parade|
|That’s me with Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel.|
|Shooting an interview high above Tomorrowland from the Peoplemover track.|
|Tinker Bell in Mickey’s Soundsational Parade|
|Ariel and Eric in The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea Adventure|
|I was invited to an exclusive meeting with Tom Staggs, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, along with 6 other members of the media.|
I am really excited to be able to offer a really great discount on my book today, May 30, through tomorrow night, May 31, just in time for summer travel to the Disneyland Resort. Through my publisher’s website, my book, Babes In Disneyland: The ultimate Disneyland Resort guide for families with young children is currently 30% off. Plus, if you enter the code “CYBERMAY” at checkout, you can get an additional 25% off! That makes the book only $8.39!
Babes In Disneyland is the only Disneyland guide book written specifically for parents with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. The book provides parents and grandparents with everything they need to know to plan and enjoy their trips to “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Plus, the book has an entire chapter with information for families with special needs children.
Stop by Lulu today to preview the book’s table of contents and a number of the other great sections of the book. This is THE book for families who want to cut the stress out of their Disneyland Resort vacation and it makes a great baby shower gift!
Click here to get your copy of Babes In Disneyland: The ultimate Disneyland Resort guide for families with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers!
|Disneyland parking structure after a LONG day.|
The summer travel season is just around the corner and with it come new car seat safety recommendations from the Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Among those new recommendations are guidelines for children under two, use for booster seats, and older age for front seat use.
In the journal Pediatrics, the AAP recently referenced research that shows children under 2 who ride in rear-facing child restraints are 75 percent less likely to die or be severely injured in a crash. In addition, the AAP has also suggested that children remain in a seat with a five-point safety harness until they reach the weight and height limit of that harness. (My kids have seats that go up to somewhere around 100 pounds!) The AAP has suggested that children should use boosters until they are 4 feet 9 inches tall (about 8-12 years old). And finally, the AAP has also set forth the guideline that children should not ride in the front of the car until they are 13 years old.
Struggling with car seats and car travel is a daily task for all parents. For me, I know that it is nothing short of exhausting having to lift my three kids in and out of the car and their seats day after day. Admittedly, we probably moved our oldest son out of his car seat and into a booster seat too early. We did so because we though he was tall enough (…and I was desperate for at least one kid to be able to buckle himself in…), but it turns out that he was likely not heavy enough and should have still been in his car seat. We were ignorant. I will be reevaluating my car seating arrangements and not turning the baby forward in his seat come his birthday next month. When it comes down to it, my kids lives are worth the little extra effort on my part having to lift and unbuckle them.
These new guidelines are not mandatory. That being said, will you follow the new guidelines? Will your child ride rear facing until two years old? Will you move your child from his or her car seat to a booster even though they may meet or almost meet the requirement for the booster? Will your older kids ride upfront before they turn 13? I would love to hear your thoughts.