Will you be traveling to Universal Orlando with an infant? Our family recently visited with all of our children the youngest being not quite one year old. While traveling with an infant can make your trip more complicated, here are 5 tips to help take the stress out of your next Universal Orlando vacation.

1. Plan mid-day breaks.

Universal Orlando has some great shows that will help you beat the heat and give your little one a chance to rest. One of our favorite shows to do this is Animal Actors on Location. This is an outdoor shaded theater with seating and is a great show for all ages. We also like to make mid-day dining reservations for a chance to cool off.

2. Have groceries and baby essentials delivered to your resort.

Our family always has a service deliver basic groceries and bottled water to our resort. This is especially helpful when traveling with a baby. Resort and park shops have a very limited selection for all your baby needs. We ordered diapers, wipes, and jarred baby food in addition to our usual staples. An important thing to note is that you do have to meet any delivery drivers at the main entrance to your resort to pick up your order.

3. Baby Gear!

While resorts do provide cribs for your little one, and you are probably already planning on bringing or renting a stroller, I highly recommend using a baby carrier as well. Many of the queues aren't stroller friendly. Even using express pass you may find yourself navigating stairs or narrow pathways. Having a carrier definitely helped us carry baby through the queues.

4. Get a Cabana!

This almost made it as my number one tip. If you are visiting Volcano Bay with littles a cabana is a must. Not only do they provided a shaded and comfortable spot to rest, but they are also stocked with towels, bottled water, a fruit basket, your own dedicated server, and a tapu tablet to schedule return times. I highly recommend requesting a cabana in the toddler play area, and requesting one that is accessible. An accessible cabana is guaranteed to be on the ground floor which makes it easy to roll your stroller right in.

5. Lastly, take advantage of child swap!

Most rides offer child swap and are equipped with a waiting area with benches. The bigger and more popular rides have family waiting rooms that are equipped with benches, changing tables, and even have movies or tv shows playing to fit the theme of the ride. These rooms are usually near the loading area for the rides so you will get to walk through the entire queue with your family and these queues are half the fun.