(Closed) Travel (non-airplane) with newborn?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How would you travel to this event?

    Get chauffeured by Mom

    Take the ferry

    Do the train + shorter drive

    Don't even think about going; it's unsafe for baby/you won't feel up to it

  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Question: why not drive yourselves? I may have missed that somewhere

    Post # 19
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I don’t think I would want to bring a 2-4 week old to a family reunion! I can’t even imagine the germ exposure! And I work in infant care, so I deal with a LOT of exposure day-to-day!

    And s/he’ll be eating every two hours, probably more often! You are going to be SO busy and SO tired! I’m not sure I would go!

    But if you REALLY want to, I would ride with Mom!

    Post # 20
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would totally take the ferry- will that be with you and your SO and your own car?  I would do that to have as much freedom as possible, in case you need to leave early, take baby for a drive, breastfeed in the car, change her in the car, whatever.  I like having my own mode of transportation and therefore freedom.

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @stillme:  I was just thinking if you just drive yourselves then you don’t have to decide now, you can wait until the last minute without worrying about you or your mom buying tickets on any sort of transportation. Let her just take her flight, and if you even want to go by then you can. 

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

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    @stillme:  my sister flew with my nephew at 3 weeks pp! You don’t have to be housebound. I’d go with mom for flexibility sake. 

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If I were feeling I wanted to go I would take the ferry. Just for the reason that you can be up and moving if you need to. As well, the 5.5 hour car ride will take much longer if you take into consideration stopping for feedings. If you are on the ferry it will keep going while you look after your baby.

    Post # 26
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @stillme:  lol! Sometimes I think we get so bogged down by all the choices that we forget simple solutions. It’s ok if you have to book the car in advance; it’s a lot Easier to cancel that than any of the other things 

    Post # 27
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I don’t know if it is even possible. The due date is really just an estimate. There is the possibility that you can deliver a week late or have a cesarean which requires some recovery time. Some people even have a hard time recovering from a vaginal delivery due to complications. I think if everything goes as planned and you feel up to it that you should travel with mom. Just realize that not every woman experiences the birthing experience the same. Also, I am a little weary of traveling with such a little baby due to their immune system and being exposed to so much.

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