My report on Bled with Baby, more for posterity than anything else, if anyone ever happens to have the same question:
I wouldn't advise it!
We went back to Bratislava early, because:
1) WEATHER: It was simply too hot.
2) WALKS WITH BABY: Walks with the baby were not really possible because of the lack of shade (even around the lake there was a lot of strong sun) and because even around the lake there were places where either we had to walk direclty on the main road around the lake with just a few inches of space at the side of the road, or go with the stroller down some wooden stairs onto the wooden boardwalk along the lake, in full sun...
In any case, baby couldn't fall asleep for hours after his regular nap time and we were all pretty miserable. Somewhere I read that the walk around the lake takes two hours maximum, but we left the pension (the next problem!) at 9.30 (a bit late, granted) and returned just before 3 p.m., with a break for lunch after he finally fell asleep.
3) RESTAURANTS: & GROCERY STORES: Speaking of lunch: we tried to eat in a restaurant around 3 p.m. the first day when we arrived, and found it impossible: we tried four restaurants closest to our house, and all of them were closed from 15 to 18.00. What about tourists who have different dining habits and would like to eat something?
We wound up sitting in an air conditioned pastry shop, the only place with food that was open. We couldn't come back at 18.00 because the baby would be asleep.
It would've been okay if there had been a grocery store handy, but there wasn't. I saw only one - a Mercator I think on the far side of the lake from us.
The landlady said it was IMPOSSIBLE, that all the restaurants were certainly open (they were not, this is a fact), and that there were grocery stores. Where these were remains unclear.
4) PARKING: Because the house was not immediately near the main road and lake, the first day we made the mistake of driving there, because we wanted to hurry and eat something so the baby could go to sleep in peace, instead of having to walk there and back with the pram.
This was a mistake because there is no way to easily park the car in Bled, except for a few expensive parking places. We drove all up and down our side of the lake and didn't find anything reasonable. Of course perhaps there was something, but we didn't find it. So we wound up having to go back to the house and walk back and forth with the tired baby anyway.
Since the house was not immediately near the amenities (at least not with a baby in tow, which changes calculations a bit), it would have been nice to be able to park, if necessary.
4) UNPLEASANT LANDLADY: The landlady was very unpleasant in general. It was at Apartmaji Mira. She was the "Mira" in question.
The first thing that happened was that although the place was clean in general, there were dead insects and debris from outside all over the floors, particularly by the windows. When I asked her for a vacuum cleaner (politely) so that I could clean it up and the baby could crawl on the floor, she told me that it was IMPOSSIBLE, and demanded that I show her where there were dead flies. She looked, gave me the vacuum cleaner and left in a huff.
She told us before we arrived that her house was near the lake - but everything is relative. We had a kilometer walk to the lake, with no sidewalks, curves and direct sun. I asked her specifically if it was a suitable place for walking with baby: she thought walking on roads in full sun were fine...
She told us when she saw that we had a fan on (that we'd brought from home) after six hours out in the 35C heat that we were not allowed to have it on, that we should open the windows and get air that way, and that she should charge us extra for the electricity that we'd used. We had the windows, but there was absolutely no breeze and the apartment was stifling. The moment we turned off the fan we all started sweating.
None of us could sleep well at night, needless to say.
She first said that she could give me a bassinette for the baby, when I saw there was no bathtub there. When she didn't show up, I started to shower the baby (holding him upright with one hand and trying to wash him and hold the shower head with the other), because he was hot and tired and wanted to go to sleep.
When she saw this, she said that we were managing just fine and didn't want to give me the bassinette anymore, as if she begrudged me even that. I told her he had to actually sit in the bath because he needs to soak in soda bicarbonate for his skin, and also to cool off, but she couldn't comprehend that and just kept asking "why?"
The first night, she tried to convince us that we shouldn't bother cooking, because it was cheaper to eat in restaurants. I realized afterwards that she actually was telling us this so that we wouldn't use the electric burners in the kitchen! (My Slovenian relatives have told me that this region in particular, I think, is known for being stingy, and now I believe it.)
When we decided to leave after two nights, she tried to insist that I pay 30% extra for having stayed only two nights, and when I refused, she threatened to call the police. I told her to go right ahead, but she chickened out in the end.
She asked whether we had "cleaned the apartment" before vacating, and I told her yes, but that I hadn't vacuumed, "but then again neither had you before we arrived," which really riled her up -- because it was true, the first thing I had to do after arriving was vacuum.
She isn't the sort of person that should run a pension/B&B type place!
I also had the distinct impression that she would have respected us more if we had been German... (We were speaking in German.)
PS DETOUR THROUGH AUSTRIA:
And one other piece of useful information for people thinking of going from Bled through Austria: the trip there was fine, but the trip back north was much delayed by a major detour that lasted several hours, on a two-lane road with much traffic and curves. It was very pretty, but it sure added a very long time to our journey back to Bratislava.