Here are 5 things you simply need to do while in the quarter:
Grab a po' boy at Stanley's. My son and I love to split something tasty while he steals all the fries. A big po' boy sandwich is just the thing for hungry mamas and toddlers. Plus Stanley's is right in the hub of awesome sights to entertain your little explorer and sight-see-er.
Ride the Streetcars. If you have a toddler that loves brrrms and toots, then a streetcar is kind of close to perfect. My son adored riding around the streetcars, breastfeeding and watching as we passed by people.
Take the stroller for a ride around the buildings and see how many colors you can find. As I'm teaching my son his colors, going around pointing out the red buildings or the green shutters are great for him to actually enjoy his visit.
Swim in your hotel pool. Many of the french quarter apartments and hotels offer access to a swimming pool. If you can pack a small life jacket or arm floats it will save you a lot of worrying. If not just enjoy floating around while holding your little mermaid in the water. My son had so much fun he ended up vomiting, but hey it could always be worse (hello blowout diaper).