Are you planning holidays to Orlando, Florida with your young children? This family-friendly destination is an excellent place to take the kids because there are so many child-friendly attractions for them to enjoy. They will love the excitement, characters, parades and rides at Walt Disney World® Resort and they will also love the beaches on the coast of Florida and the sunshine as well as the city attractions of Orlando.
Travelling with very small children can be challenging, so here are some tips that will help you manage your holiday and make sure that everyone has a great time.
Choose Your Accommodation Carefully
When you are traveling with children, a lot more thought needs to go into the accommodation than usual. You will want to find a place to stay which will be child friendly so that your stay will be as easy and enjoyable as possible. Before you book a hotel or resort, look for reviews online which will tell you whether it is suitable for families or not.
Many families prefer to rent a holiday villa, because it allows a bit more space and privacy. You will also have your own kitchen, which allows you to cook meals for fussy young eaters and save money on eating in restaurants during your holidays in 2012.
Tired Children Are Cranky Children
The amount of sleep that your little one gets will make a huge difference in whether or not they have a fantastic day or whether they melt down into a screaming temper tantrum when the line for the roller coaster is too long or they drop their ice cream. Well-rested children will have much more energy, will be more upbeat and will be able to handle whatever the day throws at them.
It can be hard to make sure that your kids get a good sleep, especially when they are excited about visiting Walt Disney World® Resort and they are staying in an unfamiliar bed. Consistency is important and you will want to consider keeping the same bedtime as you normally do for your toddler for most nights of your holidays to Orlando. You can also bring their favourite story books to read and a familiar teddy which will help them feel comfortable at bed time.
Really young children might also need to take a nap in the afternoon so that they do not get cranky. Knowing this, it helps to book a hotel or a villa which is close to the park so that you can take your child back for a rest in the middle of the day during your Disney World holidays.
Snacks to the Rescue
The only thing worse than a tired toddler is a hungry toddler! If your young one gets hungry this will cause them to lose energy and become irritable. You could feed them some food from the theme park, but most of the snacks available are greasy and sugary and will make them hyperactive, followed by an even worse crash. Your best bet is to pack some healthy snacks which will be good for them and give them long term energy whenever they need it. Some great ideas for kid-friendly, portable healthy snacks include apples and oranges, dried fruit, trail mix, cereal bars, sandwiches, and nuts.
Remember these tips when traveling with your young children in Orlando and they will help to make your Florida holidays in 2012 a lot easier and more enjoyable.
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Have you traveled to Orlando Florida with your children? Did you visit Disney World? How did your little ones cope under Florida’s hot sun?