Post # 1
- Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium
We’re taking our first family trip (not to see family) to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and we’ve chosen Niagara Falls as the destination. Has anyone made the trek with a baby under 1? What activities do you recommend/recommend avoiding? Any tips in general? LO will be almost 9 months.
We’re fairly easy going and are happy to do things on her schedule. I know a challenge is the boat things to the falls, but I think I can find a way to wear her and protect her from the water.
Any tips are appreciated!
Post # 2
Well, I haven’t brought a 1 year old there before, but I live by there and have been there a ton of times…I don’t think it would be any different than any other long day of walking. I would defnitely figure out a way to cover her up if you do the Maid of the Mist. I probably wouldn’t have enough guts to carry a baby through the Cave of the Winds (if they are even allowed to go through), I would just be way too scared. Other than that Clifton Hill is just walking up and down a major hill surrounded by a gazillion people with fun houses, restaurants, etc.
Post # 3
Mrs. Gremmlin: We were just in Niagara Falls (canada side) over the weekend and even though it was just my fiance and I, I can’t wait to take the kids there. It’s one of the most family friendly destinations that I’ve been to.
Granted a 9 month old wont get a lot out of it.
I’m not sure if you babywear, but personally I wouldn’t want to make that trip with a stroller. The hills are pretty steep. I’d prefer to have a SSC like a Beco, Boba, or Ergo (NOT a Bjorn).
Definitely walk on the “fun street” at night, (near the ferris wheel) it’s beautiful all lit up!
Also make sure to wear SNEAKERS. I had on comfortable sandals that I always wear and my feet are really sore, though we walked 13 miles on Saturday. Eek.
and don’t forget to bring a sweatshirt for all of you, by the falls the mist is insane and it was really cold down there, and then when the sun went down, it was even worse!
Post # 4
Mrs. Gremmlin: My DH and I took our daughter there when she was about 9 months old. (This was years ago, as she’s 10 now.) I don’t remember it being particularly challenging. In fact, I remember it as being one of the best trips we took with her as a baby. People are very accommodating and lovely there, and it’s a very family-friendly place to visit. We did not do the Maid of the Mist, though. I was too afraid of her getting soaked. There were still tons of fun things to do, even without that.
We’ve been back a number of times, so our daughter has gotten to see it as an older kid, too. It’s one of my favorite places.