(Closed) Vacationing with Baby?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’d do Tokyo.  No kids of my own but the family I nannied for treked all over (as did my mom with me) and as long as you’re on a plane you might as well stay on a plane.  We plan on taking a 14 hour flight to see someone special within about 2 months of our little one being born (whenever that may be).

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs. Spring: I’ve never travelled with a little one, but if you read the OMGMom blog (Mrs. Dumpling’s personal blog) she talks about flying with a baby and she says it’s hard work.  I would recommend reading some of her posts for tips and tricks!  Before you plan your trip, maybe you could go on a little weekend trip somewhere more local to do a test run?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I think most international planes are big enough they have seats with a fold down bassinet in front.  I’ve had mutliple friends visit Europe with little ones and all seemed to make it sound simple.  May depend on your child though.

I’d agree that once your are on a flight… who cares if it’s 2 hours or 12 hours.  Especially if you can get bulk head seating.  Though a 10 month old may be at the stage where they want to be VERY ACTIVE…. would could make being stuck in a seat difficult ๐Ÿ™‚ Could also be hard if they are cutting teeth.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

Ha… sorry I didn’t even suggest where to go.  I’m an East Coast girl so I don’t have too many suggestions that are close to you.  In Feb-April I’d think about weather you want to be somewhere cold or warm.  I know my hubby and I would be heading to a ski resort and dragging grandma along to watch the little one while we snowboard ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

We drove 17 hours with MB.  There is a limit to how long a baby will be willing to stay in a car seat, and for her at 8 weeks old that limit was 8 hours.  So we had to stay in a hotel to break up the time.  It was HARD.  I wouldn’t recommend travelling by car if you want a relaxing vacation!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My first instinct reading your description was Mexico- warm, not too far away, lots of family friendly accommodations- Cabo or Puerto Vallarta should be close enough.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I cruised out of San Diego (no baby, though) and two of our destinations were Cabo or Puerto Vallarta.  Both were great destinations although I probably enjoyed Cabo a little more.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t have a baby yet but one of my girlfriend’s travels with her baby all the time – internationally.  She just brings a lot of toys, diapers, several changes of clothes for the baby and herself.  She says that it is just fine as long as you are prepared.  The earlier you start to travel with them the easier it is because it is a part of their life!  I say go for it – head to Tokyo!

When my husband and I have a baby (hopefully sooner rather than later), we don’t plan to stop traveling.  We want to expose our children to as many cultures and places as possible!

Have fun!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

As long as the baby can’t walk it is much easier to travel. 

So GO!  Get out of here!  See TOKYO!

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