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  1. Erin I
    May 17, 2016

    Tula question for you!….I noticed you have a canvas one as well….do you think the mesh is as supportive as the canvas. I am thinking about getting a Tula, but I have to choose just one! Thanks!

    • Meghann
      May 19, 2016

      They both feel about the same.

  2. Jess
    May 17, 2016

    hi! Just fyi some of those rides wouldn’t let me keep my daughter in her carrier when I was there in feb! Weird!

  3. Natalie
    May 18, 2016

    I kind of feel bad for Annalynn. It can’t be much fun to be stuck in a carrier all day, in the hot sun, around loud rides and music. Why not just have a chill weekend at home where you can balance spending time with her, and get things done around the house? You were just blogging recently about never having any time. If I were you, I would nix the full-day trips to Disney, at least until I started feeling a bit more in control of things / caught up.

    • Meghann
      May 18, 2016

      We don’t spend every weekend at Disney. We’ve probably been once a month since December. It’s actually a good meeting place to see my family, since we’re on the west coast, my family is on the east coast, and Disney is right in the middle. I can assure you that Annalynn loves the carrier. Our last trip I brought a portable fan to wear in case she did get warm, but we didn’t need it. The mesh Tula actually worked just fine and neither of us ever got sweaty. Derek and I both stayed home last weekend and were able to get a lot of stuff done. We also have a free weekend this weekend to continue to play catch-up. We have big plans this weekend of landscaping the front yard! 🙂

      • Alice
        May 18, 2016

        I hope that includes putting a fence around the pool!!! Also, what sort of sunscreen are you using for Annalyn?

      • Meghann
        May 18, 2016

        Yes, the fence around the pool is very high on our list. We’re currently getting quotes for installation and hope to have one installed this summer. We use the Babyganics sunscreen for Annalynn.

  4. Riley
    May 18, 2016

    What kind of sunscreen do you use for Annalynn? I have the badger brand and while I like that it’s organic and natural it’s soooo thick.

    • Meghann
      May 18, 2016

      We use Babyganics. It’s also pretty thick.

  5. J
    May 18, 2016

    I am bookmarking this for when I (hopefully) have a wee one someday! I think it’s great you can get together with your family so often and it’s all the better that Disney is in a central location for you all. I get the sense that people can be pretty polarized when it comes to Disney, whether there is an infant involved or not. My boyfriend absolutely hates Disney and I…well…I considered whether that aspect of his personality was grounds for breaking up with him for awhile 😉

  6. Krista
    May 18, 2016

    Thank you for posting this! We’re taking our baby in September for her 1 year birthday! I plan to wear her too and I was wondering if they let you wear her on the rides so thanks! You totally answered my question!

  7. Melissa
    May 18, 2016

    I’m the same way with Disneyland over here in California. We took Ellie for the first time on her 1st birthday, also the day we got annual passes again. I can’t wait to watch her grow up in Disney!
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  8. Johanna
    May 18, 2016

    I remember you mentioning the baby centers in another post and even though my daughter was 17 months for her first trip I kept that in mind and it was such a great place to change her and get her in some a/c for a little bit as she was getting a little red from the heat. She will be just shy of her second birthday for her second trip. It really is exciting as they get older!

  9. Angie
    May 19, 2016

    Since he’s a little older how does your nephew do with naps at Disney? My twins will be 13 months when we go, and they don’t nap on the go very well. I do t know if we’ll take a break to the car, or if they’ll just nap anyway when they are tired.

    • Meghann
      May 19, 2016

      He’s usually a kid that hates to nap in the stroller, but has managed to take decent stroller naps every time we’ve gone to the park. When he’s on the verge of being overtired, we usually put him in the stroller and do a big lap of the park and he passes right out. I have an adorable photo of him and Annalynn sleeping side-by-side in their strollers.

  10. Lily
    May 19, 2016

    I’m so impressed with you for taking her to Disney! I’m a FTM to an almost-5-month-old, and have probably been…more rigid than is necessary for naps 🙂 “napping on the go” ? What’s that? haha I was militant about getting her home for naps since she was an infant, and now it’s stuck…which means she is a great sleeper (*knocks on wood*) but can also be very limiting. I think it’s awesome that Annalynn rolls with the Disney days and nurses, naps, wherever!

  11. Liz
    May 19, 2016

    I think it’s so great that you are getting out there and making great Disney memories with Annalynn already! I live in Orange County, CA, so I’m close to D-land, but haven’t taken my 14-month-old yet because (like the commenter above) I was soooooo rigid with my daughter’s nap schedule in the early months. She does sleep really well now, but honestly, I think that has more to do with her personality than anything I did, and I definitely kept myself trapped in the house more than I needed to. I think that’s actually one negative thing about being a SAHM….since I am always the one “in charge” of my baby I felt like I had to do everything “right” when she was a newborn/young infant. My working mom friends seem to have an easier time letting go of the rigid schedule and just having fun with their babies since they are trying to take full advantage of the limited time they have with them each week. It took me the better part of a year to realize my daughter wasn’t going to just stop sleeping if I messed up her schedule every once in a while to do something fun! Anyway, this was a great post and I will definitely reference it when I do finally take my little one to D-land, as I’m sure most of the things you described are similar here in CA.

  12. Deva
    May 19, 2016

    How did you figure out nursing while baby wearing? My son is almost five months old and I still struggle with that! Kudos to you 🙂

    • Meghann
      May 19, 2016

      I watched YouTube videos! It was really helpful to watch and see how they made adjustments to bring the baby where they needed to be to nurse.

  13. Nicole
    May 23, 2016

    What did you do when Annalynn was younger and couldn’t wear sunscreen? I heard they can’t wear sunscreen until 6 mos? I want to take my 3 mos old but I”m afraid she’ll either get dehydrated or sunburned. How did you tackle those problems?

    • Meghann
      June 7, 2016

      We actually spoke with our pediatrician and got the go ahead to put sunscreen on when she was itty bitty. She just recommended baby specific sunscreens (like Babyganics) and to not cover their hands. We also had SPF swimshirts she wore and SPF hats.

      • Nicole
        June 7, 2016

        Thanks for the tips! 🙂

  14. sara@runninginpinkproject
    May 26, 2016

    My little guy will be 11 months on our first Disney trip with him. I cannot wait!!! I had no idea there were baby centers-Id never paid attention. That is awesome!

  15. sara@runninginpinkproject
    May 26, 2016

    Have you done Hollywood Studios with the baby? How was that?
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    • Meghann
      June 7, 2016

      That’s the only park we haven’t dedicated a lot of time too. We went once when she was 9 weeks old, but that was only to see the Osborne Lights and she slept the whole time. I’d love to go back now and do some of the Disney Junior stuff, since she loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so much.

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