While I was so excited to take my 5-month-old daughter to Disneyland Resort for the first time, I wasn’t sure how the breastfeeding experience would be. I found that Disneyland is truly the happiest place on Earth—even for nursing moms! Here are a few tips on making it an easy experience for mommas and babies alike.
Grab a Bench
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park have ample benches available for resting and breastfeeding your baby. I was never at a loss for finding a place to sit with my daughter. I would venture a guess that most visitors would be willing to offer their seat if you mention needing to feed your baby. The Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is a great nursing location. There are plenty of shaded benches where I could lean back against a wall nursing, while my older kids explored the trail with their dad.
Bring a Blanket or Nursing Cover
If your baby is very attentive, like mine, you might find breastfeeding in public to be a challenge. With so much to look at in the Disney Parks, they may be too distracted. A lightweight receiving blanket or nursing cover will offer you discreet coverage and also keep them from looking around.
Nurse in a Front Carrier
If you haven’t breastfed in a front carrier, practice first before your trip. Once you have the hang of it, it’s a great way to feed them while still enjoying the Park. I simply loosen the straps so my daughter is resting a bit lower. On my visit, I was able to nurse her hands-free so I could still eat my dinner and nobody around us was the wiser.