Any parent knows, babies require a lot of gear. So how do you know you’ve got everything you’ll need?
We’ve made a customized packing list for each age group, babies through adults, to make life easier. This packing list is customized for babies (infants).
If you are packing for a child over 12 months, check out our toddler packing list here, that covers children 1 to 3 years old.
Note that some supplies are not on this list, because they are on our packing list for parents. This list is designed to cover your baby’s suitcase.
We’ve taken it a step further and also broken down some of the seasonal items by season, to the extent reasonable, although
Orlando, Florida does not have a classic 4 season climate (spring, summer, fall, winter). Instead, there is a hot season and a cool season. Hot season is reliably HOT and extends from May through September. Cool season is more variable, and requires being prepared for a range temperatures from the 50s through 80s, with potential for 20 degree temperature swings from day to night. There is some variable transition between seasons, especially during April and October, which we labeled “warm season” below.
There is also a rainy season, June through September, with heavy afternoon rainfall common. There is a dry season November through May. We recommend being prepared for precipitation regardless of the season. In the rainy season, you’ll want an umbrella and poncho in your park bag. During the dry season you can bring them in your suitcase and leave them in the room if no rain is forecast.
A word on strollers
Having a good stroller is key to doing Disney World with a baby. There are multiple options. You can rent a stroller in the park, rent a stroller from a third party, or bring one with you. We recommend bringing a high-quality, customizable stroller with you. This allows you to keep your baby comfortable in a familiar environment. We talk more about this in our our stroller tips here.
Deck your stroller out with stroller fans, sunshades, and organizers and it will be your toddler’s mobile respite in the park. Our favorite stroller for Disney World is the Uppababy VISTA. The VISTA has lots of attachments and configurations if you have multiple stroller-age kids in your party; the ride along board is great for 5-6 year olds.
Packing for a baby: ship it!
Note that we’ve provided (affiliate) links to Amazon for convenience, in case you want to stock up on some items. If you chose to buy something through these links, we get a small commission at no additional cost to you. This helps us cover our costs.
These links are updated for age-specific products where appropriate. So, for example, if you’re also using our packing list for preschoolers, you will see that these link to different products.
We also recommend shipping bulky, disposable items, like diapers, formula and food, to your resort. It’s one of our best tips for doing Disney World with a baby.
If you have Amazon Prime, which we highly recommend, shipping these items is free. Disney claims they may charge you $5 per box shipped to your resort, but in our experience they don’t. Regardless, $5 is a bargain compared to the cost and hassle of an extra suitcase.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can always signup for an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial and cancel after you’ve shipped what you need.
Disney World Baby Packing List
Apparel & Laundry
☐ Warm weather outfits - 3 per day ☐ Onesies ☐ Pants ☐ Light sweaters - 3 ☐ Rain jacket with hood ☐ Sleepers ☐ Sleepsacks ☐ Light Blankets (2) ☐ Socks ☐ Shoes ☐ Swim Diapers ☐ Swim Suits (We recommend 3. You want one drying while one is in use.) ☐ Swim shirts (Avoid sunburn by keeping those shoulders covered. Again, We recommend 3.) ☐ Sun hat (We recommend 2) ☐ Swim shoes ☐ Costumes (if desired) ☐ Hair accessories (if desired) ☐ Leg warmers (can be used instead of pants with onesies) Tip - pack complete outfits (romper, onesie, etc) in plastic bags so it is easy to dress your baby, and you can throw a couple in the diaper bag / park bag each day. Laundry ☐ Laundry Detergent ☐ Dish soap ☐ Plastic bags for toiletries
☐ Diapers - bring some for travel, ship the rest. ☐ Wipes - bring 1 pack for travel, ship the rest. ☐ Diaper cream ☐ Teething toys (if needed) ☐ Baby shampoo / wash ☐ Toothbrush ☐ Toothpaste (if you use it) ☐ Hairbrush or Comb ☐ Baby lotion ☐ Infant's tylenol / ibuprofen ☐ Medicines / prescriptions ☐ Baby Syringes or other measuring device for medicine ☐ Baby nail clippers ☐ Nasal bulb or NoseFrida ☐ Cotton Swabs ☐ Mini first aid kit / Band-Aids ☐ Sunscreen (if child is old enough) ☐ Sunscreen Lip Balm (year round) ☐ Travel hand sanitizer (to go in park bag)
☐ Bottles and Nipples ☐ Breastfeeding supplies - pump and milk storage (if needed) ☐ Sippy cups ☐ Baby food (ship to hotel) ☐ Bowls or plates for feeding ☐ Baby utensils ☐ Snacks appropriate for your baby (ship to hotel) ☐ Formula (we recommend the ready-to-feed bottles, ship to hotel) ☐ Bibs ☐ Burp cloths
☐ Diaper bag ☐ Baby carrier ☐ Stroller ☐ Snack tray for stroller (if available) ☐ Strap or rings to attach sippy cup to stroller (if baby is using a sippy cup) ☐ Travel high chair ☐ Rain cover for stroller ☐ Breathable stroller cover ☐ Stroller fans with clips ☐ Batteries ☐ Special blanket / stuffed animal / lovey ☐ Car seat (if needed for plane or rental car) ☐ White noise machine (if your baby is used to one) ☐ Baby monitor ☐ Toys ☐ Pacifiers (if needed) ☐ Refillable water bottle (this Yeti has a screw top and keeps things cool for hours) ☐ Cooling towel like Frogg Toggs (skip in cool season) ☐ Misting fan (skip in cool season)
Did we forget anything? Let us know in the comments!
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