Things To Do in Orlando with a Baby
Orlando is a family-friendly city that is home to many popular attractions. From blissful sunsets to educational museums and breathtaking gardens, there’s so much to do in Orlando with a baby—which is part of why Orlando has been polled as a top place to visit. You may even love it so much that you decide to call it home one day!
As you plan your next vacation with a baby, prepare for long days on the go. Bringing a baby carrier for active parents can make the days go smoother, and your body and baby will thank you. From the top things to do in Orlando with a baby to products that will make traveling with a baby more manageable, we’ve got what you need for your next trip to Orlando below.
Your Guide to Things To Do in Orlando with a Baby
From story time to toy oranges in the Orange Grove, KidsTown offers fun for babies and kids of all ages. There’s plenty of fun for the adults to enjoy, too, not to mention the excitement and education the atmosphere will bring to your child’s experience. Located in the Orlando Science Center, KidsTown has seven sub-areas that allow kids to be active while promoting their development.
Go for a walk in a local park
The Florida sunshine attracts visitors, so get out and enjoy it! Taking a walk with your baby is a great way to work off those vacation meals while soaking in the area's natural scenery. Some favorite parks for walking are Lake Eola Park, Langford Park, George Touhy Park, Kissimmee Lakefront Park, and Waterfront Park.
Babywearing during walks helps you bond with your baby while traveling lighter. With the Tushbaby Hip Carrier, your baby can enjoy the open design that allows them to sit face-in or face-out to enjoy their surroundings while promoting bonding time. Additionally, the Tushbaby features five storage pockets so you can load it up, strap it high and tight around your waist, and easily head out for a walk.
Unwinding with a baby isn’t taken for granted, but sometimes it takes the right scenery to really make this possible. Plan a low-key day at the Harry P. Leu Gardens, bustling with greenery, sculptures, art, and the sounds of nature. Before planning a visit, check to ensure the park is open, as it’s often reserved for events; however, they offer free admission on the first Monday of every month. If you get lost in the beauty and a diaper change calls, have your vegan leather foldable changing pad handy in your Tushbaby’s side pocket to give your baby’s butt a plush place to freshen up.
Legoland Florida is a hot theme park attraction with a cool spot to escape the humidity. After an interactive day touring the park, you can head to the gentle splash pad with interactive water features to continue the fun—and of course, the splash pad features legos, too.
Our next attraction, the DUPLO Tot Spot, is also located in the park, so if you’ve got active older kids, this is a great way to tucker them out. For long days with constant stimulation and movement, enlist our mini wearable diaper bag The Pack to carry extra diapers, energy bars and snacks, sunscreen, wipes, and a full-size water bottle. The Pack can be worn across your chest, back, or around your waist to hold an active day’s essentials close and keep your hands free.
For babies in the crawling or walking phase, the DUPLO Tot Spot at Legoland is a must-visit. This shaded and safe area offers a colorful environment for babies to explore. With Tushbaby, you can take advantage of four comfortable carry positions to explore the interactive attractions and easily pop your little one on and off with the open-style design.
Peppa Pig and her friends are some favorite characters for kids. As an extension of Legoland Florida, this theme park is full of entertainment, characters, and playgrounds for your baby to take in.
Some good old-fashioned, budget-friendly fun to squeeze into your Orlando visit is Tiny Tales. Offered by the Orange County Library, this storytime is designed for babies 0-18 months. Visit the Orange County Library website to find out local schedules and prepare to make new friends, as Tiny Tales attracts many local families on a regular basis. This activity only takes about 15 minutes, so there’s plenty of time to add additional activities to the agenda.
Wearing your Tushbaby to storytime can help you travel lighter while keeping your baby closer—it can even be worn while seated criss-cross applesauce to provide extra support for you, and a plush perch for them. If you need to transition them for a quick feed, you can simply lay them across the seat. Trust us, the other parents will be jealous.
Boat tours are a great activity with a baby, as the calming motion and scenic views can be a pleasant experience for both of you. If you want to keep baby close and have your hands free to navigate the boat and point out the sights, we’d recommend checking out The Snug! The Snug is a soft, wrap-style attachment designed exclusively for Tushbaby to convert your carrier for hands-free use. It’s even easy to put on by yourself—just attach it to your Tushbaby carrier, place your baby on the seat, wrap the straps over your shoulders, and buckle up and go.
The humidity of Florida makes waterfront activities ideal, so grab those splash zone seats and enjoy incredible shows with your favorite animals. SeaWorld is the perfect mix of education, rides, and animal exhibits, delivering tons of fun for the whole family.
Natural springs: Rock Springs, Kelly Park, or Wekiwa Springs
Spending time outdoors with your baby is a great way to escape while enjoying the natural beauty and open air. If you’re visiting the Orlando area, it’s worth visiting a natural spring. Most have an entrance fee and are highly trafficked, so you may need to get there early. Most parks have restrooms as well, which can be convenient if visiting with a baby (so don’t forget your Tushbaby Changing Pad!).
Disney Springs is a budget-friendly attraction since it doesn’t have a fee for entry or parking. You can babywear in Disney Springs while strolling down the scenic path between shops and dining. Check the website ahead of time to learn more about live music events, delicious food offerings, special exhibits, and shopping.
Crayola is a classic brand that has filled many childhoods with happy memories. From a Crayola-inspired cafeteria to a coloring playground, there are memorable attractions at the Crayola Experience for all ages.
Tushbaby can make it easier to tour Orlando with a baby
As you head out on your next vacation with a baby, shop Tushbaby for products that can make life with a baby easier, especially on the go. Designed by moms, for moms, Tushbaby understands that life with a baby is complicated—but carrying them and caring for them doesn’t have to be. While our products can streamline the baggage (literally), your vacation with a baby may still have some surprises, so plan ahead and do your best to be flexible.
Here are some of our best-selling products that can help you and your baby enjoy your time in Orlando.
#1. The Tushbaby
Meet our OG creation, the Tushbaby: an ergonomic open-style hip carrier that straps high and tight around your waist to evenly distribute your baby’s weight while you carry them. It resembles a fanny pack, but with a plush seat and built-in lumbar support that offer convenience and comfort for you and your baby. It's ideal for traveling and exploring with four carrying positions, including a feeding position, and five storage pockets for baby gear and personal items.
To babywear with the Tushbaby, place your baby safely on the carrier and support them with a free arm. Our carrier doesn’t have complicated wraps or straps, so when your baby wants off, just take ‘em off! You can keep the carrier on for those quick up and downs, or fold it and flaunt it by your side like your favorite purse with our Crossbody Straps.
#2. The Snug
The Snug is designed exclusively for your Tushbaby to allow for hands-free babywearing, whenever you need! Sometimes babies want to change positions or get wiggly, and between the Tushbaby and the Snug, there are several ways to wear your baby. When the Snug is not in use, simply tuck it away in your Tushbaby’s seat pocket for easy access.
Diaper changes are routine with a baby, so it’s smart to keep our fold-up changing pad on hand in your Tushbaby, The Pack, or even your back pocket. From long days at the park to exploring theme parks, our vegan leather changing pad can make diaper changes on the go a little more posh and a whole lot easier.
Beat the heat, and soak in the breeze with an open face carrier. Shop Tushbaby today!