Bringing a baby and a preschooler to the Disneyland Resort may sound overwhelming to some people. However it doesn’t have to be. Thorough planning ahead of time has been the key to my family enjoying a relaxing day at the park. And knowing what to take to Disneyland. One of the main things I like to do is carefully pack my Disneyland diaper bag. LÄSSIG USA was kind enough to offer me their Glam Rosie Diaper Bag to test drive at Disneyland a couple of weeks ago.
People thought we were nuts to bring our 2 year old to Disneyland last year when I was 5 months pregnant (see my Disneyland with Toddlers tips and itinerary here.) Then, they thought we were crazy to do Disneyland Paris earlier this year with a 3 year old and 6 month old (see my 15 Tips for Disneyland Paris here.) Now, that we went to Disneyland with a 3.5 year old and 8 month old, people have started asking my advice about what to pack for Disneyland with toddlers and babies. Contains affiliate links.
What to Take to Disneyland
I cannot emphasize how important snacks are to ensuring a pleasant day for both kids and adults. What to pack for Disneyland? We like to bring food pouches, yogurt melts, and Annie’s Bunnies for babies and toddlers. I also stash some trail mix and granola bars in case I’m feeling a bit cranky. It’s amazing how many problems can be fixed by a snack.
LOTS OF WIPES
Disneyland treats can be really sticky. Bring tons of wipes so you can wipe off faces and hands. They also come in handy for wiping down sticky tables. And they are necessary for poopy diapers. When you’re thinking about what to take to Disneyland, wipes are a MUST! I’m loving the Happy Little Camper Baby Wipes because they are thick and I usually only need one wipe to get the job done.
Pack a few more diapers than you think you’ll need. And double check that they are the right size. If you have children who are potty training, bring a pull-up with you in case you can’t locate a restroom in time. I love to be thematic, so I always bring Mickey Mouse diapers when thinking about what to take to Disneyland with babies.
Set yourself up for success by packing extra clothes for you and your kids. If you usually need to use your back-up clothes on any given outing, pack another just in case. Since kids will spill yummy treats on themselves (or you) it’s much easier to do a quick change than stress out about it.
For babies, I like this pack of Mickey Mouse onesies because they are a good deal! For toddlers, I pack Mickey Mouse sets like this that I usually find at Ross Dress for Less or Marshall’s for super cheap. And if you’re wondering what to take to Disneyland for yourself, stock up on inexpensive Minnie Mouse shirts! I’ve had good luck finding Moana shirts and other Disney shirts for women for less than $10 on Amazon. And there’s a good selection at Kohl’s.
PORTABLE PHONE CHARGER
Disneyland will suck the battery life out of your phone. We brought the Verizon mophie Powerstation with us. I liked how lightweight this phone charger was so it didn’t make my Disneyland diaper bag feel heavy. This made sure we always had battery power to take silly selfies, memorable video and frequently check the Disneyland app. Even if you aren’t sure what to pack for Disneyland, don’t forget the portable phone charger!
DISNEY DOLLAR STORE ITEMS
When you’re thinking about what to take to Disneyland, bringing Disney souvenirs from home may seem odd. But, waiting in line at Disneyland with toddlers or babies can get old quickly and you may be tempted to run to the nearest Disney souvenir shop. Instead, arm yourself with cheap distractions like Disney stickers, balloons, books, etc.
Your child will see other Disneyland kids with glow sticks and beg you for one. It’s just something that will happen. Before your trip, head to your local Dollar Tree or Target and pick up a bunch so you can just whip them out at night. And if you want to get fancy, these Glow Stick Mouse Ears may be the coolest ears around!
These are a special treat in our family. They came in handy a lot when distracting my son from the tasty (yet expensive) treats offered all over the Parks. And they kept him occupied while waiting for things like parades. Pack your Disneyland diaper bag with lollipops like these. Or you can splurge for Disney Character Lollipops
The weather at Disneyland is usually pretty sunny and most of the ride lines are outdoors. We always apply sunscreen before we leave our hotel, but I like to reapply on everyone throughout the day. My favorite is Babyganics Mineral Based Sunscreen Spray because it soaks in quickly.
Best Bag for Disney
I love LÄSSIG products. I have their Green Label Neckline Diaper Bag and my son has their Lassig Kids Wildlife Turtle Duffle Backpack. They are stylish, yet sturdy and functional. The LÄSSIG Glam Rosie Diaper Bag is a fashionable companion for moms. The bag is available in four trendy colors, anthracite glitter, mint, blue and rose.
The design for this bag is unique because of its non-standard triangle shape. Additionally, the bag has just one strap as well as an extra big opening which makes it easier to grasp and search inside. What drew me to this bag is that the adjustable shoulder strap can be converted into backpack straps. This also makes the Glam Rosie Diaper Bag the most versatile LÄSSIG bag available and best bag for Disney. Plus the rose gold metal zippers and hardware would coordinate with the coveted Rose Gold Minnie Ears!
What I like:
Visually, it’s a gorgeous diaper bag. The rose gold zippers and hardware are super chic. And I’m in love with the blue color of the bag. I’m a fan of Lassig USA and their commitment to sustainability.
I really appreciate their extensive accessories. This includes a water-repellent changing mat, a removable baby food jar holder and stroller hooks. All of these came in handy at Disneyland with a baby. I also am a fan of the small zippered pouch and I used it as a clutch and stored my phone, cash and cards in it. The shoulder strap was extremely comfortable. I liked the fact that the bag could also be worn as a backpack or messenger bag. Since it is basically one large pocket, it was easy to open during Disneyland security checks.
Mostly, I love how many things I was able to store in this Lassig Glam Rosie bag. Throughout each day, I kept adding items (like toys, water bottles, souvenirs, Minnie ears, etc) and there was always more room. I even stored most of our electronics in here for our flights.
What I don’t like:
While the backpack diaper bag straps were convenient while babywearing, the straps themselves weren’t very comfortable for long-term use. I tested it with a full diaper bag and not-so-full and played with the length of the straps but couldn’t get a good fit. I also had a hard time getting used to not having an outside pocket to stash my iPhone.