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    Baby Friendly Options!

    Hello!
    We will be travelling to Aruba in February with our 9 month old son and we're wondering about some baby-friendly activities and restaurants! Does anyone have any suggestions? We will have a rental car.

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    hi and welcome to the aruba.com community forum kristy

    since your child is still an infant...........you are going to have it easier than bringing a toddler.

    pretty much many restaurants (except the romantic/beach side type) are appropriate.
    i would probably avoid places like barefoot, Flying Fishbone, Passions, (to name a few)

    i would also avoid ATV, horseback tours.

    as you know, tons of sunscreen, a hat and even a rash guard shirt(s) would be perfect.

    are you bringing your car seat ? some rental car companies have them in limited supply.

    butterfly farm and phillips animal garden would be nice.



    Quote Originally Posted by KristyWebb View Post
    Hello!
    We will be travelling to Aruba in February with our 9 month old son and we're wondering about some baby-friendly activities and restaurants! Does anyone have any suggestions? We will have a rental car.

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    Welcome to the Aruba.com Community Forum Kristy!

    Where are you staying? Many places have baby pools which are nice for the little ones. If staying at a resort, check with them about what type of baby float (if any) is allowed for the pool.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Owning timeshare, we see small babies every year. What impressed my husband and I is that many of the moms and dads bring mesh portable cribs to the beach which I am sure they also use in the room. Make sure you get a spot on the beach that has one of those thatched umbrella's that us repeat guests calls "chickies". We have also see those small blow up baby pools on the beach as well. All the resorts will not allow a parent to bring a small baby in the pool with diapers, so please be aware of this. As far as restaurants go, we have seen small strollers there. Yes, many of the car rental companies have car seats, but true, in limited quantities. Therefore, bring your own car seat with you For a nine month old, you might just want to bring the car seat or baby carrier into the restaurant just like you do at home. Don't worry, you will be in Aruba and have a fantastic time no matter what you do .
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    "swim diapers" are tight fitting, non exploding kind of diapers that are pool/ocean friendly.
    most if not all resorts allow swim diapers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Lutzker View Post
    Owning timeshare, we see small babies every year. What impressed my husband and I is that many of the moms and dads bring mesh portable cribs to the beach which I am sure they also use in the room. Make sure you get a spot on the beach that has one of those thatched umbrella's that us repeat guests calls "chickies". We have also see those small blow up baby pools on the beach as well. All the resorts will not allow a parent to bring a small baby in the pool with diapers, so please be aware of this. As far as restaurants go, we have seen small strollers there. Yes, many of the car rental companies have car seats, but true, in limited quantities. Therefore, bring your own car seat with you For a nine month old, you might just want to bring the car seat or baby carrier into the restaurant just like you do at home. Don't worry, you will be in Aruba and have a fantastic time no matter what you do .

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    I did not know there was such a thing as swim diapers!
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    hahahaha yup and they are wonderful.

    i have been teaching some swim classes and some infant parent groups here in FLA and these swim diapers are the bomb!

    i owe you an email karen.


    sorry back on topic now Baby is aruba!!








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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Lutzker View Post
    I did not know there was such a thing as swim diapers!

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    Lol. Good to know Andrea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KristyWebb View Post
    Hello!
    We will be travelling to Aruba in February with our 9 month old son and we're wondering about some baby-friendly activities and restaurants! Does anyone have any suggestions? We will have a rental car.
    This is from our local friend who has a eighteen month old:

    We took our daughter to many places…no one seemed to mind it. All restaurants have high chairs.

    Now that she likes to walk it’s a bit more challenging (for safety) but we seem to like Bugaloe on the pier behind the Hilton hotel (previous Radisson Hotel). I always see a lot of people there with small kids.

    Last week, we had dinner (the two of us…2nd time in 1,5 years) and sat next to a big family with twins (who were sleeping in the strollers) in Wacky Wahoo…also no problem..

    A lot of restaurants are the ‘outdoor’ style and that makes it easier if you go with small kids.. they have ton to see and discover.

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    Thank you for all the suggestions everyone! Our car rental comes with an infant car seat so that is taken care of!
    We have rented a villa in Noord for 2 weeks. We have a full kitchen so are planning to do most dinners in but it's nice to have the option to go out too.

    We have swim diapers ready to go as well!

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