Travelling with a 1 month old?

posted 2 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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9529 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My maid of honor had a 1 month old at our wedding. She was breastfeeding and drove ~2 hours for the wedding. It didn’t seem to phaze her in the slightest. Another bridesmaid (also breastfeeding) had a 2.5 month old and she drove for 7 hours! They just planned on the drive taking a little longer with breaks. And the  husbands helped watch the babies while they were getting ready. They had a place they could go to breastfeed during the reception. Wasn’t a problem, at all.

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MsGolightly:  It is possible, but I would wait until closer to the date to make your decision. We flew to visit my parents when my son was 4 weeks old.

Newborns pretty much just sleep and eat , and they will sleep anywhere so travelling is not hard on them. You are the one who may not be ready. If you are breastfeeding, it often takes at least the first month or more unti you are competent and comfortable. Throw travelling, change of schedules, accomodation etc into the mix and it can set you back, especially if this is your first.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

As long as everything does smoothly and there’s no issues, you should be fine. I’d probably just play it by ear and let her know a little closer. I would definitely want to drive though. At 1 month they’d hopeful just sleep most of the way, but with pressure changes, lights, some much going on, it could be harder that just sleeping in a cozy carseat. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

MsGolightly:  Even better. We invited the parents of both the girls I mentioned. My MOH’s mom couldn’t make it, but my bridesmaid’s parents came and ended up taking the baby up to ther room towards the end of the night so my bridemaid and her husband could party. See how things are going closer to time, but it’s definitely possible!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MsGolightly:  I took an hour flight (solo) with my 6 week old. Shes an easy baby and it was no problem traveling with her. She’s 7 months and we have flown about 12 times since. I would rather a quick flight then a 5 hour drive!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

DD has dairy intolerance and acid reflux- both started around the 1 month mark (although it took significantly longer to diagnoise and treat). At that time she was screaming for 14 hours a day. We definitely would not have been able to travel. However I think our situation is a bit out of the norm!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We were discharged from the hospital during an ice storm to a home with no electricity so we spent the first three nights in a hotel. The hotel and the driving shouldn’t be an issue although you’ll be shocked by how much stuff you will need to take along for the baby. Your baby won’t be vaccinated at one month and your pediatrician may advise you to limit your newborns exposure to crowds so you may have to adjust your expectations of how much your baby can participate in events/meet people. As long as you plan to take breaks along the drive, you should be fine.  Hope that helps, best wishes!

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