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Going to Supercon with a Toddler: Tips and Tricks

Shared blog by Ellen Writer

This year my husband and I bought matching Star Wars shirts for ourselves and our three-year-old. (The shirts were on sale at the Disney Store. Woot woot. *happy dance*) So we were extra ready to go to Supercon as a family for the first time in our daughter’s life. 

**At the very end, I give some “Shoutouts” to a couple of artists and a writer who stood out to me, so don’t forget to scroll all the way down to check them out.**
We had so much fun. There are some things that went very well, but there are other things that we’ll do differently next year.

 

Here’s a list of tips to help make your day at a con with a toddler an enjoyable one:

1. Head over to the con during nap time. 

If your kiddo falls asleep easily in the car, take advantage of that to let your kiddo nap on the way to the con. Our daughter napped from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the way up to Ft Lauderdale from Miami. We had to hang out in the car for a little while, but she was able to hang at the con until 6:00 p.m. It was definitely worth waiting for her to finish her nap.

 

If your kiddo does not fall asleep in the car, then head over to the con soon after, or way before, nap time so you can enjoy the con as long as possible before your kiddo gets too tired/overstimulated.

 

Going to Supercon
Image by Ellen Writer

2. Buy tickets online. 

Save some money by buying the tickets as early as possible. The price goes up after a cutoff date. Lines are also much longer for people purchasing tickets versus people who have bought ahead of time. This year there was a 30-minute line for pre-purchased tickets, and usually, the line for buying the tickets on-site is much longer. Also, on Saturday, tickets sold out by 1:30 p.m.

 

3. Take plenty of healthy snacks for the whole family. 


There were a lot of people there, so it was hard to navigate and see all of the food that was available. All we found was fried food and sugary snacks at the back of the convention center. My husband and I ended up buying some sugar coated toasted almonds as a snack (sugar-coated healthy-ish snack). We ended up buying our kiddo some candy instead of giving her a healthier snack.
Don’t make the same mistake we did! Take plenty of healthy snacks for everyone in the family to avoid giving in to unhealthier snack options.

 

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