(Closed) the earliest youd travel with a child?

posted 5 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: traveling with baby?
    newborn : (15 votes)
    15 %
    1-3mo : (42 votes)
    41 %
    3-6mo : (21 votes)
    20 %
    6mo-1yr : (15 votes)
    15 %
    after 1 yrs old : (10 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I was just going to tell you that my parents traveled with my brother when he was six weeks old (I was three)…we flew to England from Boston.  But that was in 1984…  He was fine, though he’s kind of a jerk…=)

    Post # 4
    2551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m curious to know as well-at the time of our wedding one of my best girls will have a 5month old & I know she’s looking for support re flying with a youngsta…. 

    Post # 5
    1292 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m not pregnant but I would fly with a newborn as young as 1 week.

    Post # 6
    192 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My mom flew with me when I was 10 days old, moved halfway across the country with me, the dogs, and the cat to meet up with my dad who had taken a job and had to leave two days after I was born.

    I think that if you feel ready to travel with your baby, go for it! There’s no right or wrong answer. Personally, I love to travel and Darling Husband and I want to have a “traveling friendly” family so we plan to start fairly early, finances permitting, and take international trips with our kids no matter how old they are if the opportunity comes up.

    Post # 8
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    My mom traveled with me when I was 6 weeks old to go visit my great grandmother so she could see me. She was 90 years old at the time and go figure she ended up living to be 97! As long as you have consulted your doctor, etc. and you feel comfortable and prepared (plus know what lies ahead) then there really is no problem.

    Post # 9
    699 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have a 16 month old daughter and we haven’t traveled with her yet. Not because we can’t but mostly because we’re lazy. lol It SO mcuh stuff to bring when you travel car seat, pack and play, clothes, diapers, bottles… the list is endless!

    I think its safe early, just be careful because planes can have sick people on them and you’re in such close quarters.

    I would make sure you bring a bottle or pacifier if you plan to use one since they can’t pop thier little ears.

    Good luck! 🙂



    Post # 10
    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I chose 1-3 months because I’d be willing to take my baby when he’s born to the UK to visit my family for the first time. This is still under discussion as Darling Husband is vehemently against it.  We will be doing a 4 hour journey, including ferry travel a few days after the birth as I live on a small island with no hospital.

    Post # 11
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I traveled (flew) cross country with my son when he was 3 months old, to visit family. 

    Post # 12
    1301 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @wifegoodman:  I would probably want to wait until baby had had their vaccines as with all those people on the plane coughing and stuff.. Blueeerrrggg…. 

    Post # 13
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve seen people making international, across the ocean flights with newborns without any problem.

    Whenever you feel ready, go for it!

    Post # 14
    7350 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I flew with my six week old last year.  It was only a 1hr flight though- distance/time does matter.

    Post # 15
    41 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would think before 6 months would be extremely difficult. However, I heard recently of this brillant new website called Nanny In The Clouds which might change my response to this question. Apparently you can try to hire one of your fellow passangers on your flight to be a in-flight babysitter/nanny (and perhaps help carry all those diaper bags and such)?? Sounds like the way to go.

    Regardless, no kids yet, so much could change once we actually get there!

    Post # 16
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Like on a plane? Personally I’d wait until the kid is 1, unless I really had to go and it was unavoidable.

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