Ya’ll, Florida is HOT in July. I mean I’m from Houston where it isn’t totally uncommon for summer temps to exceed 100 degrees, but Florida is like a sauna. My husband and I along with my father and his wife decided to take the kids to Disney this summer. Amelia is a great flyer, so is Ethan. There are so many tips and tricks that I have found useful when flying with a baby (I have done it by myself twice now). But that’s a different post for a different day. Today, it’s all about Disney. First of all, my daughter is two months old and let me tell you... there was so much for her to do! But... she is still a baby, which meant blowouts at the most inconvenient times... like in the middle of France which left me with poop all over my white shirt. Talk about no shame. There were a couple of lifesavers on this trip that I have to give huge shout outs to.
Nursing Cover: An absolute must, but I specifically love this one
from Amazon.com. It can be used so many ways. Carseat cover, nursing cover, receiving blanket, highchair cover, scarf, burp cloth. It's amazingly soft and stretchy, as well as easy to clean and pretty! Not to mention that its extremely low cost.
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Bags: You can totally be one of those people that puts a dirty diaper in one of these bags before tossing it in a public trashcan, but these are a total lifesaver when it comes to dirty clothes. When Amelia had a blow-out in Epcot, I washed her outfit and threw the dirty thing into one of these bags and into the backpack. They smell great, and keep all the nasty locked inside. Just clip it onto your diaper bag & go.
Baby sunscreen: You aren't supposed to use sunscreen on a baby under 6 months, but Blue Lizard sunscreen was actually recommended by my pediatrician. The cap on it actually turns bright blue when it is exposed to UV light so you know when to apply to baby. It is amazing, and my baby girl did not burn at all.
Stroller Fan: Because it gets really hot, I Highly recommend keeping your little one as cool as possible. But you already knew that. I quickly found out that a stroller fan was my NUMBER 1 necessary item on this vacation. It kept my baby girl cool and was easy to use.
Baby Carrier: When at the parks, they require you to put your stroller in "stroller parking" before getting into the lines for rides. Unless your okay with holding your baby for the hour long wait times, then I recommend wearing your bundle of joy. I LOVE the baby k'tan. They make a model that has breathable material that helps to keep your munchkin cool.
Bug Repellant Bands: I WOULD NOT but this directly on your baby, but we did was put this on her stroller handle to keep bugs away. Let me tell you... if there is a mosquito within a 50 mile radius, it will find my step-son. We left Orlando with zero bug bites!
Stroller Rain Cover: It is Florida and therefore it isn't a matter of IF it rains, but WHEN. I highly suggest ponchos for the family and a rain cover for your stroller. I use this one since I have a City Mini Baby Jogger, but each manufacturer makes one compatible with their strollers and carseats.
The Mommy Hook: This is a permanent staple on my stroller. Seriously, I don't know what I would do without it. It holds absolutely everything. (Just make sure weight distribution is solid so your stroller doesn't tip. We hung ponchos, the baby k'tan, purchase bags, the diaper bag... everything went on this hook. Amazon has awesome knock offs for much cheaper as well.
Anyway, time to go fold all our laundry from vacation, but be sure to subscribe! Have a great week ya'll, and Remember you are strong and you are the bomb.