On our most recent trip to Walt Disney World, I got to experience an attraction I had never seen before Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the baby care stations! Our youngest daughter was 4 months old at the time, and although I had read about the baby care stations, I had never taken our older children there since they were not Ã¢â‚¬Å“babiesÃ¢â‚¬Â during our visits. How I wish I had visited them earlier!
There is one baby care station located in each one of the four theme parks. In the Magic Kingdom, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s located near the first aid station near the Crystal Palace restaurant. In Epcot, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the Odyssey building. The station in MGM Studios is to the left just inside the park entrance, and the one in the Animal Kingdom is to the left of the Tree of Life behind the Creature Comforts gift shops. For those with young babies, the baby care centers are unbeatable. Each one is staffed by a Disney cast member and has a private room for nursing mothers, as well as high chairs and microwaves for use when feeding your baby. There are also several changing tables, each with a disposable cover which makes changing your baby so much easier and more comfortable than the hard changing areas in most of the park restrooms. Best of all, these amenities are provided free of charge!
The baby care centers are not just for those with little babies, though. For those with toddlers or older siblings, each station also includes adult and companion restrooms and a small play area with videos and toys. What a great way for dad or another to keep the other children occupied while mom takes care of baby Ã¢â‚¬â€œ much better than waiting outside in the heat of the park! For those with toddlers, the stations are also a great place to relax for a little while in a cool and relaxed place. Each station also has a small selection of items for sale, including over the counter medicines, formula, baby food and baby clothing. If there is a baby or young child in your family, donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t overlook these areas while touring the park. These baby care stations offer a nice quiet place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the park while taking care of the needs of your baby or child.
— Keri Madeira – antispambot(‘Keri@MouseFanTravelc.com’)