Trying to decide if you should take the baby with you to Walt Disney World? Afraid it will be too much of a hassle? Before you pick up the phone and call grandma, take a look at all of the amenities offered at Disney’s Baby Care Centers. Still breastfeeding? No problem.
Mom Approved: Baby Care Centers in Walt Disney World
My motto is you are never too young for Disney. If you want to take baby with you on your Disney World vacation, have no fear. Disney has gone to infinity and beyond in making sure parents are at ease when bringing their itty bitty ones to the parks. Walt Disney World has Baby Care Centers in all four theme parks offering the same services in each location.
Baby Care Centers Have Nice Changing Tables
It always astounds me when I visit the parks and see moms struggling to keep their babies and toddlers on the hard plastic changing tables found in the women’s restroom. I want to put my arms around them and tell them there are other options. Don’t be those moms. The changing tables in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom’s Baby Care Centers are giant and soft. Your child will welcome the opportunity to lie down and rest. I myself wish they had similar tables for adults (for resting purposes of course).
Run out of Diapers or Wipes? No problem
Baby Care Centers have an on-site stores offering diapers (typically sizes 2-4), Pull-Ups, wipes and even clothing for those times when baby has an accident. Need baby powder or Desitin? They have that here also. You can purchase almost any essential baby item including bottles, pacifiers, cups, over-the-counter medication, Pedialyte, snacks, baby food and more.
Breast Feeding Sanctuary
The state of Florida allows mothers to nurse their children anywhere they would like to. As such, Walt Disney World is breastfeeding friendly and you can nurse freely throughout the parks. However, the Baby Care Centers offer private, dimly lit rooms with rocking chairs for mothers looking for a more relaxing atmosphere (and perhaps air conditioning). The nursing rooms in Epcot and the Magic Kingdom have several rocking chairs and can accommodate up to four mothers at one time. The nursing rooms in Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios are private and can only accommodate one. Electrical outlets are also available in the nursing room for mothers who need to use a breast pump.
TravelingMom Tip: Need to store your breast pump while you are in the park? Go next door to the First Aid Station and they will hold it for you for the day. The First Aid Stations are located next door to the Baby Care Centers in all four parks.
Kitchen for Bottle and Food Preparation
You can easily mix formula, heat breast milk, and prepare baby food with the use of the microwave and sink. There is no need for you to return to your room when it is time for baby to eat. Simply stop by one of the Baby Care Centers and continue on with your park day. Need ice for a juice cup? You can get that here also.
TravelingMom Tip: This is the only location inside the parks where guests can heat food they personally bring with them. Restaurants in Disney are not allowed to heat items they did not prepare, including sealed baby food jars.
Feeding Area with High Chairs and Booster Seats
When my daughter was little she hated to sit in a high chair. We could not go out to eat for the first 3 years of her life, seriously. The only way we could get her to sit still in a high chair and eat was to turn her attention to cartoons. If your child is anything like mine was you can rest assured there are places you can feed them in Disney. The Baby Care Center located in the Magic Kingdom has high chairs located inside the TV room. Brilliant. If you have a fussy eater this is a great place to try to feed baby.
Where to Find Baby Care Centers
The Baby Care Centers in Walt Disney World are located next to the First Aid Stations which can be found in the following general locations:
- Magic Kingdom, located between The Crystal Palace and Casey’s Corner, near the restrooms heading towards Adventureland.
- Epcot, located in the Odyssey Center between Future World and the World Showcase (in between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion.)
- Hollywood Studios, located in the Guest Relations building on Hollywood Boulevard (at the front entrance).
- Animal Kingdom, located at Discovery Island, next to Creature Comforts/Starbucks and across from Terra Treats (just before crossing the bridge into Africa.)
Making the decision to bring along baby can be tough. I completely understand wanting to spend quality one-on-one time with the older children. At least now you know about the different amenities Disney offers to make traveling with baby an easier process.