A day at Disneyland can be tough, but it can be a whole lot easier if families are prepared. Here are my recommendations for prepared parents:
Packing list for the kids and baby:
- Stroller and hands-free front baby carrier. Check out my guide for picking the right stroller by clicking here.
- Portable changing pad or receiving blanket on which to change baby’s diaper.
- Medications, including those for pain relief and fevers, allergies, etc.
- Diapers / Pull-ups (Overnight diapers and overnight pull-ups provide extra protection both, day or night!)
- Baby wipes can be used to wipe sticky hands, clean up stroller spills, diaper changes and much more.
- Changes of clothing for day and evening.
- Blankets can keep baby warm, provide sun protection and be a place to sit while waiting for a parade.
- Bright ribbon or other easy identifier for your stroller. (This can be helpful especially helpful if you are renting a stroller.)
- Antibacterial. (The antibacterial wipes can be used on hands and food surfaces are a great option.)
- Toys for children who get bored waiting for entertainment, food, rides, etc.
- Pajamas to make slipping the kids into bed after a long day trip to the parks a lot easier.
- A favorite Disney costume. (The Cast Members and characters always fuss a little extra over kids in costume. Plus, those costumes make for awfully cute pictures.)
- Nursing cover.
- Pacifiers. (Bring extras!)
- Diaper ointment.
- Baby food, extra spoons and/or snacks (and lunch if desired). I’m a huge fan of the prepared Gerber Graduate meals for older children. Plus, they are much less expensive than Disney kids’ meals.
- Bottles, sippy cups, baby spoons, toddler silverware.
- Bottles of water/formula, juice boxes, etc.
- Jackets or sweaters.
Packing list for the rest of the family:
- Water bottles, which can be refilled for free in the parks.
- More sunscreen.
- Snacks, juice, bottles of water, etc.
- Hats and sunglasses.
- Cell phones or handheld walkie-talkies.
- Clothing to keep warm in the evening.
- Medications for headaches, upset stomach, etc.
- Camera/video camera
- Jackets and sweatshirts
And just in case you want to know what you are going to look like weighed down with all of this stuff, here you go: