Why It Doesn't Matter If They Cannot Remember!
As a Disney blogger, I read many Disney websites, blogs, and comments on Facebook. People ask why you are bringing your children to Disney. I hear they too young they won’t remember, you're wasting money and Disney is not a place for babies.
I feel like Disney can bring out the salty people. I sugarcoat nothing. They are too young sentiment on Disney articles, pages, and groups makes little sense. You are a grown adult who loves Disney but complains about babies and small children?
Now I will direct you over to my cloth diapers at Disneyland post if you don’t think babies belong at Disneyland. The point is moot, and you will not win any arguments here. Walt Disney never would have built the baby care center if he never intended for children and babies to come to Disneyland. If babies did not belong in his opening day speech would be different. He'd say "To all who come to this happy place that is twelve and up; welcome. Disneyland is your land."
Insert eye roll. Some people need to get over themselves. If you are reading this, and you want to take your little one to Disney, and someone is saying, but they won't remember. Do yourself a favor unless the other parent opposes it tune them out. People who grouse about babies are hard to please, anyway.
They are too young logic if applied to everything most children would lie in bed all day neglected. Why buy them a toy? They are too young to remember it. Why read them a book if they won't remember. Any time you interact with them, they don't enjoy your company? I mean why take kids to the latest kids movie if they are too young to remember right?
So what if they won't remember! You will! Besides that, there are the pictures and the memories you made with your child that last forever. People overlook that babies and children have emotions the same as everyone else. Just because someone can’t remember it doesn’t mean their feelings don’t matter.
Read this article by the Scientific American, its says, "every experience shapes the brain in meaningful ways." Let that sink in. Babies need to experience life. Not to stay at home all day.
I used to baby-sit a toddler who knew where everything was at Disneyland. By two she would not sit in her stroller at Disneyland. She knew she was going.
My son (he is a Cast Member now.) does not recall his first trip to Disneyland with his father and me, but we have those pictures. Trust me as they get older and the more kids you have, the harder it gets to remember every little thing about them when they were little. I cannot remember his sweet little voice anymore. When your children are small, cherish your time with them. A family trip anywhere including Disney helps you form memories that will not fade in time.
In fact, I’d rather go to Disneyland with a baby or small child than I would go with an adult. Experiencing the joy of Disney with a child is heartwarming.
When you are no longer with them, they will have the pictures. Sure the memories may fade for them, but those pictures will help them remember how much you loved and cared for them.
Children regardless of age should experience the world and what it offers. If you are questioning if you should take your child with you to Disney or on vacation I urge you to take them with you.
Here are some helpful posts to help prepare for your visit to Disneyland.