As I sit here at 7 am on a Sunday morning, with coffee in hand, I start to think about how cool it was to take my baby daughter (who’s just over 1 year old) to Disneyland with my wife and my parents. It took a little work to get the details ironed out, but once we got it figured out, it was a smooth trip. We decided that we were not going to bring the stroller for Paige. Instead, we brought our Tula wrap conversion baby carrier, and it worked out great. My mom even tried to carry Paige for a while, but it didn’t end well, since all Paige wants to do is be with her mom, constantly. I carried her for a few minutes as well, but in the end, she just wanted to be with mom.
In my opinion, being able to baby wear instead of pushing a stroller around the entire park was a great thing. Not only did it keep Paige and her mom close to each other, it also kept Paige calm, and we didn’t have to worry about where to put the stroller, or if the stroller was going to be in it’s same spot when we came back to it.
When Paige wasn’t in the carrier, we made sure she had her shoes on, and let her roam the park, with us keeping a close eye on her, of course. It seemed to me that she had lots of fun running around, making new friends that were sitting at nearby benches, and just being a kid.
Overall, it was a good experience for Paige’s first time at Disneyland. We didn’t have much luck getting to take pictures with Disney characters, but I think that’s because it was on a Wednesday, after most of the kids had gone back to school, and the park was pretty empty. One thing I did get to do was go check out the new Cars land inside California Adventure. It was pretty darn cool, and I think they did an excellent job recreating the scenes from the movie Cars.
Well, I hear her starting to wake up, so I better cut this short. At any rate, a good time was had by all, so much so, that we upgraded our 1 day park hopper passes to annual passes, so we can come more often with Paige!