In honor of the arrival of our Fearless Leader’s second child, we, the Writers of Chip and Company, have compiled a comprehensive list. A list so important that we felt it should be shared with the world! A list that every expecting and self-respecting Disney Fan should read.
And if you have already received your bundle of joy, as Chip did at 2:22 AM of February 9th, then it’s even more important that you read and apply our suggestions. But hurry, she’s already growing up right before your eyes:
20 Ways to get your child ready for Disney FROM BIRTH:
1. Hang a Mobile over her crib that plays ‘It’s a Small World After All.’ In 27 languages.
2. As you plan your Disney trips, ask yourself “Will I be able to ride Space Mountain with her strapped in one of those baby carriers?”
3. Make sure to book an appointment at the Main Street Barbershop for that ever-important first haircut!
4. Be sure to track the baby’s height measurement every single day. You must count down until she’s tall enough to ride Tower of Terror.
5. Visit the Parks early and often. And, never under-estimate a good parade to over-stimulate children into a nice nap.
6. Teach her to lift her hands in the air while in the baby swing so she will learn how to assume the position.
7. Prepare your little one for the Disney dining experience by dressing up as different characters during meal times.
8. Search your home area for a local Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boutique stylist (or kidnap one) so your little Princesses always have THAT look!! If you have the look, you have the feeling.
9. It’s good to teach kids a second language as early as possible. Why not start with: “Por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas.”
10. Sing “When You Wish Upon a Star” to her as a lullaby every night, so that she learns early that the Magic is alive and that dreams really do come true.
11. Buy her an iPod Touch and fill it with every Disney App imaginable. It’s never too early to become a Disney Deek!
12. Get her an Alice costume, Mad Hatter, March Hare and tea set so she can have her own Mad Tea Parties.
13. Slowly start integrating Dole Whip floats and turkey legs into the child’s diet while wearing a mouse ear hat.
14. Take your baby to the Flower and Garden Festival every year, to help build up her immunity to Florida allergens.
15. Instead of trying to get your baby to say “mama” or “dada” as her first word, instead, try to teach her “Mickey” or “Minnie.”
16. Make sure to buy baby’s first Mouse Ears! Never too soon to be a Mouseketeer!
17. Make sure your baby is used to riding around in a stroller… she’ll be doing lots of that at Walt Disney World!
18. For Halloween, cover her in Christmas lights and play SpectroMagic Parade Music as she walks from house to house.
19. Buy a Tinkerbell nightlight so baby doesn’t ever have to be afraid of the dark or pirates.
20. Play old Disney 45’s while she sleeps. Merlin Jones’ Sleep-learning system doesn’t just work on chimpanzees!
Although these suggestions were written with Chip’s little girl in mind, they will work for the little boys in your family as well. But some may want to go for the Pirate Makeover with tip number 8. I’m just sayin’.
And if you would like to welcome Chip’s new bundle of joy into the Blog-o-sphere, why not leave a comment with your Best Wishes!