As the mom of an almost two-year-old and a Disney World “local,” one of my favorite attractions is the Baby Care Center. Kidding! But seriously, if you’re going to any of the Disney Parks with a baby, go ahead and add it to your theme park must-do list.
Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom each have their own dedicated Baby Care Center. The easiest way to find each location is by searching “Baby Care” in the My Disney Experience app.
Amenities you can expect at each location include:
- Large padded changing tables with disposable changing pads
- Nursing room for mom and baby
- Filtered water dispenser
- Bottle warmers
- Sinks with dish soap to wash bottles
- Seating with Disney cartoons on TV
- One family restroom (the Hollywood Studios location has a kid-sized toilet… potty-training parents rejoice!)
- Baby items for purchase – diapers, wipes, diaper cream, bottles, formula, juice, pacifiers, snacks, baby food (purees and pouches), and various over-the-counter medicines, sunscreen, etc.
Keep in mind you do have to park your stroller outside all of the Baby Care locations. I usually bring a family member in with me for extra hands. Now that I have a toddler, I mostly use Baby Care for diaper changes and refilling the water in his sippy cup. My son’s first visit to the Magic Kingdom was at two months old, and we stopped in Baby Care at least four times… no shame in our game! Our routine in those days would include a diaper change, usually an outfit change (hello spit up and blowouts), bottle washing, making a new formula bottle using the provided filtered water and bottle warmer, and sometimes feeding him.
The nursing rooms are private areas reserved specifically for mothers and their babies, while other members of your baby entourage are welcome throughout the rest of each Baby Care. Personally, I have enjoyed the quiet seclusion of the nursing room in Magic Kingdom with my bottle-fed baby. The room is small but comfortable, containing rocking chairs and outlets for pumping/charging your devices. Having this quiet space for your baby to eat is especially helpful in the early days.
Bonus tip – If your little one is in need of a diaper change and Baby Care is not convenient, I would definitely try for a family/companion restroom. Most of these restrooms have a changing table and are large enough to bring in your stroller.
It will be a sad day for our family when we outgrow the Baby Care Centers! As a parent, you know how appreciated it is to be able to multi-task and have a one-stop shop for everything you need.