There’s so much fun stuff to plan for a vacation to Disney… and then there’s the packing 🤪 because we all know that babies require stuff and a Disney Vacation with a baby is no different!
Most of us heading to Disney with a baby already have another child (but shout out to the first time parents who have baby and will travel!) and we know that Baby’s don’t need everything, but they do need the essential for a smooth vacation (because nobody wants an angry baby at Disney!)
So how do you know what to bring with your Infant to Disney World and what might not be needed?
While each situation is different, we’re going to cover a few important points below with things you might not have considered. After all, just because you need it doesn’t mean you have to pack it- we’ve got delivery and lots of shops available at our disposal!
Packing for Disney World with a baby – The Essentials + what you need to consider
This is part of a series of packing post designed to make it easier for you to get ready for your trip to Disney! Check out this curated post of toddler packing items and this collection of over 30 must see packing tips for Disney !
But if you don’t need much from this post, know this. A baby carrier at Disney is a must have item. I had to have ONE thing- It would be my LilleBaby Airflow Baby Carrier– You’ll see most of my kids are worn in a carrier in almost all of my pictures and I explain why I love baby carriers at Disney World so much here.
The official list of things generic things to bring:
- Stroller/baby carrier/car seat ***(special note about these below!)
- Clothing for all types of weather
- Sleep accessories like Noise maker or Baby cot
- Feeding accessories like a breast pump, food pouches, bibs
- Baby Diaper Bag/Storage Bag
- Toys and Entertainemnt
- Sun gear like SPF shirts, hats, light blankets, swimsuits
- Diapers/Wipes/Cream (but you can also get this delivered! or cloth diaper at Disney)
*** Special note about car seats and strollers. You can easily rent toddler strollers at the park and Minnie Vans come with car seats. You can also consider foldable strollers like this 5 star option.
Important NOTE: If you run out of clothes or have a huge blowout or your baby won’t stop crying PLEASE head to the Baby Care Centers and get freshened up! They are a life saver. The staff is so caring and wonderful everytime we visit!
Did I mention the Baby Care Centers inside the parks are free?
I would also recommend a baby carrier AND a stroller (or plan to rent one from a rental agency NOT the park. The Park ones aren’t baby friendly). Why a baby carrier? You will be at Disney the greater part of the day, baby will want to be held, baby will want to take a nap close to you because all the noise is too much, you can’t take a stroller in the lines (but you can take and wear your baby carrier!!!!!) I’m a huge fan of the Lillebaby airflow since its made of mesh and keeps the parent and the baby cool. They also have a Disney Collection which is adorable! Other Great Brands include ones like ErgoBaby and Tula– I would avoid the Eddie Bauer and Infantino, those are not comfortable for more than 20 mins from mom or baby!
Then the stroller. It is a lifesaver for feeding baby, storing all your baby gear and hooking a fan to try to keep baby cool. Along with a stroller I would recommend a stroller tag and a stroller lock, just in case!
Learn More: Tips for Baby’s First Trip to Disney World
What Baby Items to get shipped to the resort when visiting Disney
I’m not going to lie- as a parent I am all about efficiency. Even if it might cost a little more, if it makes my life easier then I want to do it!
That being said, there are some items that you need for your trip that I would consider having shipped to the resort or hotel so you don’t have to lug them around. I love ordering things I need from Amazon and knowing that they will arrive at the right time (as opposed to something like Walmart, where they can extend the shipping time). Another option is to have them delivered by a grocery delivery service. These are items like Diapers, wipes, Formula and Baby Food.
Yes- you can get many of these AT the resorts. Disney has diapers and baby food for sale both at the resorts and in the parks.
However, it’s at Disney Prices so consider purchasing it before hand either by bringing it with you or having it delivered.
Target delivery and pickup is another one we’ve used recently (wish they had this option when I had 2 under 3!) and it’s been successful everytime with providing us toys, diapers, and our favorite allergy friendly foods!
Plan for all kinds of weather!
Plan for all kinds of weather except snow! Well, maybe snow. It did snow here in 2010. BUT. that snowing point aside. You are going to need to plan for all kinds of weather regardless of what the weather report says.
Imma say it louder for people in the back- the weather forecast will probably be wrong! Florida loves to drop rain when 20 mins prior their were no clouds in the sky. So first and foremost, expect it to rain. Make sure you bring ponchos, I normally grab a multi pack from Amazon for every trip so I can just toss them when we are done! And a weather proof stroller cover will be SO useful- parking for the strollers is NOT covered. Also pack extra outfits and it really wouldn’t hurt if you grabbed a towel and shoved it in a random bag somewhere.
If you come in the winter PLEASE pack for both types of cold and hot weather. We can have a cold front come in overnight or it can be a beautiful 70 all week. You just never know. Don’t get caught without the appropriate clothes because then you’ll be rushing to by Disney Gear you didn’t plan to get. Yeah it’s cute- but expensive.
Fun Stuff to Consider for Baby’s First Visit
A Disney Trip is super fun, even if you have a little baby that won’t remember much! Take the time to think about what would be memorable to you in the future. Autograph books are a wonderful sentimental item to have and look back on when you talk about “Baby’s First Trip to Disney!”. I’m also a huge fan of getting a stuffed animal/stuffy type toy that can grow with baby. Fun for the park and fun for home!
Another really cool thing I saw at one of my last trips was to get a Disney BOOK- not an autograph book, and have the characters sign that. Then you can read to Baby with their signed book! How COOL! We are getting one of these to start bringing to get signed (although we see Mickey way too often, maybe he will get his own page- or three!)
And The Custom Items!! Custom Family and Individual Shirts are always a blast. Custom cloth diapers, or diaper covers, are also a huge hit. Make sure you plan these in advance though- at least 3-4 weeks so that they arrive on time for you to pack for your trip!
Bringing Baby to Disney World is so much fun! I promise. It will be even better if you plan ahead and take things easy. I’ve made an entire series about bringing baby to Disney World with lots of helpful tips you should check out! I also cover being pregnant at Disney World with other kids.
Did I miss any baby essentials to bring on Baby’s First Trip to Disney World? Let me know in the comments, I love to hear from my readers!