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what age can i take my baby on holiday?

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
i know its my call but im looking for your views on this.

me and my GF go on holiday alot but she is going to have a baby in a few weeks but we are dying to get away again.

is there a recommended age to start taking them?

PS i wont be going to thailand or any places like that, just america and poss somewhere like turkey/greece etc?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Legally you can go as soon as the baby has a passport. But logistically, could you really take a baby away on hols (along with all the paraphernalia that babies need)?
I would ask the midwife for her advice.
#2
First baby? I'd wait until the little un's here before planning any holidays abroad.
#3
well im not sure there is a limit, sadly to say on return from portugal im may there was a tiny newborn on our flight, not sure of age but didnt look very old at all,i didnt feel comfortable about it though tbh, maybe thats just me ?
#4
I took my first baby away when he was about 6 months old. We went to the south of France.

Most of our luggage was taking up with his bits and pieces, but we had a lovely time.

He was brilliant on the plane. We didn't want to go too far but the south of France seemed like a nice compromise.
#5
Xb0xGuru
First baby? I'd wait until the little un's here before planning any holidays abroad.


yeah first baby, thought we not long back to florida so the babys actually been away already, lol.

I been looking at an all inc deal to turkey but im not sure now.
#6
personaly i would not book anything until the baby is born
#7
Babies have to havetheir innoculations at 2,3 and 4 months. Personally i'd at ;east wait until after that so they covered against tetanus etc.

MY son is 18 months and im still umming and ahhing as ppl said even at his age theres an awful lot to take with you whaen you have a baby.
#8
depends if it fits in the suitcase:whistling:
#9
first baby

gf not sure how easy the delivery will be

swine pandemic

maybe now's not the best time........
#10
you or your missus have to be 18 before you can take a minor on a plane

joke! :w00t:

get it?
#11
Och- start thinking now- give yourself a life again, rather than being stuck in this country. Good for you. I took my second one away to the canaries for a fortnight when he was 3 and a half months old. meant getting little sun but we had been to the location before and knew where the chemist was, where the doctor was, where the late night shop was etc etc. And it meant bringing loads and loads of baby stuff (blow up bath, sterilizing stuff, mozzie nets, blow up baby seat to put him in) It was hard work but...hey... such is life.
#12
We are not long back from our first break with the 5 month old - we took only essentials and the car was full to the brim - not a small car either> I'd leave it until the infant is a fair amount older if I were you. Especially with having to deal with the baby during a long flights/transfers etc - would make it a 'mare.
#13
I would wait until the little uns old enough to enjoy it,When children come along most people put there own enjoyment second,
#14
we didnt take our 3 children abroad until the youngest was 2 and a half. Even then it was hard work and didnt feel much like a holiday. As said above, at least wait until baby has had all injections and have a chat with your GP for advice of where to travel to.
#15
My dad offered to take all the family on holiday (bless him) and asked while I was still pregnant, to be going when the baby would be 12 weeks old, I eventually decided to go for it and it was A LOT easier than I thought it would be. We only went to Spain so about a 2hr+ flight and she slept all the way there and back, I'd hoped to still be feeding her myself but it didn't work out so had to take bottles etc but even this was fine, we packed as much as we could in the steriliser so it didn't take up too much room and took hot water out in the bottles during the day and put milk powder in a special pot that had the correct measures in them.

12 weeks old was so much easier that when we went the next year and she was 15 months old, she was into everything and was a little monkey on the plane so I'd recommend it as soon as you can!!
#16
Took my son when he was 5 months old to Tenerife, paid for him to have his own seat on the plane so he was in his car seat, he slept the whole 4hrs.Just had to have him on my lap for take off and landing. We had booked a thompson family package so bottle warmer,steralizer and all that sort of stuff was in the apartment when we arrived. Stress free really..
#17
Going somewhere quite far away,well I wouldn't want to take a baby personally,time you looking after them so much and working t all round them I think wouldn't feel like being on holiday at all!
I would least take a child who been walking a while,never went on holiday till the youngest was just over 2 as when they find their legs,they all over the place and want away all the time and take some watching if they not happy to sit in a pushchair some of the time.



If your going go then as someone said least wait till had the 2,3,4 mth vaccinations.
#18
blondemoment
Took my son when he was 5 months old to Tenerife, paid for him to have his own seat on the plane so he was in his car seat, he slept the whole 4hrs.Just had to have him on my lap for take off and landing. We had booked a thompson family package so bottle warmer,steralizer and all that sort of stuff was in the apartment when we arrived. Stress free really..


I forgot about those packages - fantastic!

I'd definately recommend going with Thomson or First choice for these
#19
i took my youngest to America when she was only 2 months old
#20
blondemoment
Took my son when he was 5 months old to Tenerife, paid for him to have his own seat on the plane so he was in his car seat, he slept the whole 4hrs.Just had to have him on my lap for take off and landing. We had booked a thompson family package so bottle warmer,steralizer and all that sort of stuff was in the apartment when we arrived. Stress free really..


Isn't the maximum time in car seat supposed to be 2 hours?
#21
dcx_badass
I wouldn't go atm, I think swine flu is been blown well out of proportion but I wouldn't risk it with a baby, what if it catches it and dies just so you could go on a holiday, could you live with yourself.


:?
This is a joke right? What on earth has this got to do with this thread?
#22
moob
Isn't the maximum time in car seat supposed to be 2 hours?


What about when you're in your car going on holiday in this country? Good chance they'll be in their car seat for more than 2 hours, mine have been anyway and have always been fine (now 8 & 4), never heard that rule before.
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dcx_badass
I wouldn't go atm, I think swine flu is been blown well out of proportion but I wouldn't risk it with a baby, what if it catches it and dies just so you could go on a holiday, could you live with yourself.


at least i wouldnt have this problem next year then!
#24
awful thing to say, even in jest
#25
loupomm;5778247
awful thing to say, even in jest


+ 1 :shock:
#26
My daughter is 18 months old and we have only just decided she is fine to take abroad but thats our own personal opinion. I suppose when they are really young you dont have to keep them amused just look after them.. Just bear in mind the heat..they cannot control own body temperature so go at a more cooler time.
#27
we took our youngest to lanzarote at 6 weeks, he loved it! only needed to take a dummy, nappies and a few clothes as breast fed! it was problem free!
#28
joharni
we took our youngest to lanzarote at 6 weeks, he loved it!


Funniest post of the day ....... :w00t:
#29
joharni;5778615
we took our youngest to lanzarote at 6 weeks, he loved it! only needed to take a dummy, nappies and a few clothes as breast fed! it was problem free!

i thought id type this reply already until i realised it was a he and lanzarote - i took my daughter away at 6 weeks to majorca - we had a wonderful time and like joharni she was breastfed so hardly needed anything at all
[mod]#30
We took our lad to Zakynthos when he was about 7 months old, and to say he loved it is an understatement.
#31
Center Parcs - thats what its for !!!! I took my son at 5 weeks :)
#32
sn0ttyang3l
i thought id type this reply already until i realised it was a he and lanzarote - i took my daughter away at 6 weeks to majorca - we had a wonderful time and like joharni she was breastfed so hardly needed anything at all


It is easier to go anywhere if they're breastfed, but that's still a good reason to wait before booking anything. Wait and see if breastfeeding works out for her - it doesn't suit everyone, and going away at 6 weeks with a bottle-fed baby is a whole different matter.
#33
I think it would be too hot for a baby in most places. Plus the health care if something went wrong (god forbid) in some countries is terrible.Maybe France would be ok but make sure the baby has had his immunisations first (not for few months yet anyway)
#34
gemmyw
I think it would be too hot for a baby in most places. Plus the health care if something went wrong (god forbid) in some countries is terrible.Maybe France would be ok but make sure the baby has had his immunisations first (not for few months yet anyway)


+1

Unfortunately some people prefer putting their holidays first.....
banned#35
the porter;5788279
i cant beleive noone has mentioned the childs ears ,im 39 now and everytime i fly my ears go balistic on landing, and im chewing like im on a tenner wrap of billy, a child so young cant tell you there in pain i didnt take my kids on a plane till they could speak, its selfish to do so im sure butlins or center parcs will suffice till they are older imo

I actually think you're right about the ears problem. And also for all the nearby passengers. Imagine being on a flight to the USA with a screaming baby next to you all the way. Anything that encourages swallowing will open the baby's ear canals during air pressure changes so decrease the pain.

You should think of others as well. 6 months is far too young to be on a long flight imho. Maybe take some earplugs for the passengers :-D
#36
Expectant mothers and parents with children under five are being advised to avoid crowds and unnecessary travel to reduce the risk of swine flu.
banned#37
gemmyw;5788299
I think it would be too hot for a baby in most places. Plus the health care if something went wrong (god forbid) in some countries is terrible.Maybe France would be ok but make sure the baby has had his immunisations first (not for few months yet anyway)

good points!

I'd imagine the medical insurance will be quite costly to the USA
#38
holidays become a lot less fun with very small children
its stressfull enough but doing everything in a strange environment without the comforts of home and friends/family close can make it tougher.

I started to go on holidays when they are are 2ish and even then kept it in the UK
#39
branchinghenk
yeah first baby, thought we not long back to florida so the babys actually been away already, lol.

I been looking at an all inc deal to turkey but im not sure now.


wouldn't take a young born to turkey mate, just got back from there just over a week ago and it was reaching 47 degrees centigrade (or however you spell it lol) there is a heat wave over there at the moment!
#40
Me and the government agree with DCX - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8157755.stm .

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