This is a question that I get asked quite a bit. As a mother of three boys, people are often very curious to know when did I set out on my first adventure with my children?
I have been traveling with my children since I got the ok from the doctor to do so. I took my first born to Disney when he was less than a year old and to Europe when he was barely 5.
Would I do it again, and did I with my children that followed? No.
It was expensive and though traveling with children can indeed be a hassle, I feel it is really only really worth the investment when they start to develop memories, when major safety issues aren’t a concern and when they (and we) can really enjoy it.
So a trip to Disney when very little? Not really the best idea. You or someone will spend a lot of time sitting around with the stroller waiting for others to finish the ride, then there are nap times and feedings to deal with. For what that trip tends to cost a family, I just don’t think it is the wisest investment in family vacation.
I have always advocated for road trips because they can be set up to what your family can tolerate as first-time travelers. But even then there are things to consider.
Check out this video interview with NY1’s Valarie D’Elia of Travel with Val, When Are Kids Old Enough To Travel, where I, along with other travel experts, give you advice and things to consider before paying for that next big trip with your little ones.