In addition to my 1 year old baby, I have a 5 and a half year old son. This means that my baby has spent her whole life being carted around to activities geared toward a 5 year old: soccer, karate, preschool pick up, playdates and the swimming pool. For the most part, it’s not much trouble to add a baby into the mix of everyday kid activities. Just bring some diapers and away we go. She’s happy to be where she can watch big kids and my son gets to do all his stuff with the caveat that we need to go when she can’t handle it any more.
Now that we’re deep into summer vacation, things are getting a little more complicated. There are things that my son loves to do that are less baby friendly. They’re not exactly baby UNfriendly but there are more challenges in taking a baby to, say, a beach for a whole day than to the park for an hour. But, since my daughter was a newborn last summer, we skipped alot of our usual summer fun so I feel like it’s time to give my son the experienes he’s waited for so patiently.
One of those experience was a recent trip to an amusement park a few hours away. We had gone two summers ago and it lives in his memory as one of the most fun things in the history of fun. We needed to get out of our house for a few days while some work was being done so we figured that was a perfect time to take him back there. And in all honesty, it was, even with the baby in tow. We worked strategically and planned ahead a bit so that it was a fun trip for everyone in the family. Here are my top tips for making a family trip to an amusement park fro for all ages!
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