(Closed) Traveling with a 10 week old

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Is it manageable to travel with a 10 week old?
    No - You're totally crazy! : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Yes - You can totally do it! : (39 votes)
    81 %
    Yes - Screw Florida, go to Peru or Seattle! : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 34
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    11746 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    JenGirl:  at 10 weeks, baby probably is t going to be crib napping anyways (sorry to be the bearer of bad news!) wearing baby for naps (or stroller if you bring one) or even car seat (if supervused since its not really recommended) could work. Also, napping in bed (with supervision) is probably fine since baby likely won’t be rolling yet. Their naps are still pretty short at that age. 

    Post # 35
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    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well, I hope you aren’t crazy, because we’re planning lots of travel for this summer – no flights until 6 months, but we’ll be taking road trips at 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 10 weeks, 12 weeks, 19 weeks, and 20 weeks! Ranging from a 2 hour drive to 10 hours (split into two days).  Our first trip is next weekend, so we’ll see, hopefully she does well with travel! I would agree with others to keep your expectations low for how much you can manage to do, but at the same time it all depends on your baby.  Our Dear Daughter is actually a great little sleeper and traveller (so far, for short car trips and outings), and we’ve already been able to take her out quite a bit (doing things around our city, but also driving to the next closest city about an hour and a half away, meeting friends for dinner at a downtown restaurant, walking around with the stroller, etc.). So I would plan for mostly hanging out around the condo and doing stuff that’s pretty chill, but I wouldn’t totally discount being able to take him/her out for some fun outings.

    Post # 37
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    328 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s good you’re thinking about this now. My only piece of advice would be to be easygoing and willing to adjust expectations. We had the travel bassinet and all the gear ready for Dear Daughter, and she turned out to hate it, and was an incredibly fussy and needy newborn, and traveling was so hard with her. She outgrew it and is now a happy, easygoing 11 month old who is a great traveler! I’m not saying this to make you think it’s not possible, but I wish I would have had that warning. My sister’s kids were all super easygoing from the get-go so I wasn’t expecting it, which made it harder.

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