We just got back from RCI, Spledour 2/5-2/12. This was our first cruise and I admit, at first I was thinking we were getting ripped off having to tip for our baby, she is 16 mos old. I was wrong. We tipped full price for her (same as us). The staff bent over backwards for her, and we felt it was well worth it to tip them for their efforts. She made messes at dinner, she made messes in the room. It was all taken care of. I'll be happy to answer any questions if you have any!