Posted February 25th, 2013, 05:05 PM
Last edited by maritaysa; February 25th, 2013 at 05:05 PM
We took our then 21 month old on a New Years cruise and had a great time. All of the suggestions so far are great.
I wanted to mention one "toy" that turned out to be more valuable than I expected. We bought one of the little tins with magnets inside, mostly to use on the plane. One night our dd was playing with them on the bed. Because we were wall to wall beds in an inside room she was playing up against a wall. She accidentally touch one of the magnets to the wall and it stuck. Then we found out that the walls hold magnets! It was like a huge display board and much better than the tiny tin they came in. I think most of the newer ships build rooms as pods and slip then in finished so it makes sense that they have metal walls. I've never seen anyone post about it and it was a surprise to us.
We also went to Target in FL before getting on the ship. I don't think I saw anyone mention beach toys. Our little bucket and shovel was invaluable at the beaches. We bought in in FL and just left it with the desk of the beach in Mexico. Hopefully someone else is playing with it now.
I love, love, love the magnet idea! Our LO is having fun with her rubber ABC's in the bath. I wonder if I can find magnetic ones? She'd love it!
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12/13 Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Ensenada (Our Last Just Gia Family Cruise)
10/13 Carnival Miracle - Catalina/Ensenada
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