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    :thumbsup: Im suppose to be travelling to Greece next July, to Kavos 18-30! Now being "up the duff" has changed that a wee tad....so...if anybody could recommend any calmer resorts other than Kavos, so we can make a few booking changes, and take baby bean, then i would be greatful! Personal experinces with a 5 month old, abroad would also be good!
    Thanks :-D

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    Does it have to be corfu?

    Original Poster

    yes! sorry forgot to say.

    Lulu'sMammy

    yes! sorry forgot to say.



    :thumbsup:

    Are you cancelling and rebooking or moving or what?! lol

    Ohh if you want peacefull then go to skiathos, its greek island and VERY pretty, has harbour, wonderfull beaches.Has harbour where rich people port their boats;)........ highly recommended if you are looking for a relaxing but interesting holiday!

    Original Poster

    emasu

    Are you cancelling and rebooking or moving or what?! lol


    keepin same holiday dates etc, but amending the hotel and resort to calmer ones. So the least changes we make the cheaper!

    Id probably say somewhere like nissaki - the other end of the island, away from the hustle and bustle. Ive heard barbati is nice aswell. Those two resorts are next to eachother (about 1 or 2 miles). Kerkyra is nice, but its the capital so busyness will depend on which area the hotel is in.

    kavos is how u want it to be. 18-30 will only book one or two hotels the rest would be taken by other tour operators.
    i went to corfu in the early 90's but went camping there i was north west of the island
    very beautiful
    if i were you id stay in kavos and just change hotelmost of them should have their w swimming pool
    travelling will be easy too
    we travel alot with out two children(they are now 6+4)
    we have tried baby carriers which can be useful(the baby sits on your chest) but the neck stil might be fragile then
    go for it dont let children put you off anything

    Original Poster

    emasu

    Id probably say somewhere like nissaki - the other end of the island, … Id probably say somewhere like nissaki - the other end of the island, away from the hustle and bustle. Ive heard barbati is nice aswell. Those two resorts are next to eachother (about 1 or 2 miles). Kerkyra is nice, but its the capital so busyness will depend on which area the hotel is in.


    Are they in Corfu lol! Sorry am dense i know...

    Lulu'sMammy

    Are they in Corfu lol! Sorry am dense i know...



    http://www.greekhotel.com/ionian/corfu/corfu.gif

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    jasonrat

    kavos is how u want it to be. 18-30 will only book one or two hotels the … kavos is how u want it to be. 18-30 will only book one or two hotels the rest would be taken by other tour operators.i went to corfu in the early 90's but went camping there i was north west of the island very beautifulif i were you id stay in kavos and just change hotelmost of them should have their w swimming pooltravelling will be easy toowe travel alot with out two children(they are now 6+4)we have tried baby carriers which can be useful(the baby sits on your chest) but the neck stil might be fragile thengo for it dont let children put you off anything


    Thanks rep added! You got any hotels in mind! Suppose it makes sense to stay in Kavos, after all im taking my 14 year old niece and i did promise her a good time! But also i cant be selfish and have noise etc to think of for a baby.

    Corfu is probably the only main greek island i havent been to

    My parents go to Kassiopi most years, they love it there cos it's quiter & all pituresque etc, but not totally dead

    olympicholidays.com/gre…tml

    Original Poster

    kavos aint even on that map...is that coz its a no go area! lol

    Original Poster

    Starlet

    My parents go to Kassiopi most years, they love it there cos it's quiter … My parents go to Kassiopi most years, they love it there cos it's quiter & all pituresque etc, but not totally dead :)http://www.olympicholidays.com/greece/greece-corfu/kassiopi/kassiopi/q.s.4386.3.q.html


    Rep added am writing all these down!

    http://www.corfu-map.com/images/corfumap.jpg
    There we go !

    The other thing is if you go by coach from the airport you dont want to be on the coach too long especially if theres no air con!

    used to go to pelekas beach( was a nudist beach in my time):whistling: :giggle: ;-)

    Ok i ran a bar in kavos for 4 years so here we go...if you still fancy the odd rowdy night there try and get a hotel in aspro kavos..10 mins walk away from all the chaos but decent rooms,family facilities and hotels provide entertainment nightly.

    St Georges about 20 mins north is nice,good accomodation decent bars,beach etc

    Forget benitses and the surrounding areas...too many french/germans.

    Sidari in the North is very nice good quality resort,good nite life,beaches and lacks the 18-30 crowd.

    Corfu Town is very expensive to stay in,worth a day trip though

    Let me know if you need anything else

    We started taking the Dude abroad from 4 months. Only worth it if you really must. You spend most of the time sitting in a Air Conditioned room as it's just too warm for babies. However we just wanted a break so sitting on the Balcony with room service did us fine.

    Original Poster

    Corfu sea gardens in Aspro Kavos is the one! Fingers crossed!...many thanks all. Rep added to the deserving.

    get granny to look after baby

    loupomm

    get granny to look after baby



    You offering?

    Syzable

    You offering?




    if only i lived closer :thumbsup: :whistling:

    Original Poster

    Thought of that idea, but dont think i would wanna leave it so soon! Takes me all my time to leave the dogs....now the OH, well id leave him for a week no worries! :-D

    Wouldn't take a baby under 1 year on an aircraft because of the way aircraft are flown, ie A/C use, cabin pressure. We were advised not to take ours in the air by the doctors, so we cancelled the air holiday and drove to the South of France instead.

    Still only you can decide Lulu on your enjoyment or your baby's future, but you should discuss it with your doctor before you go....:?

    Crazy1

    Wouldn't take a baby under 1 year on an aircraft due to the pressure of … Wouldn't take a baby under 1 year on an aircraft due to the pressure of the cabin and the baby's undeveloped head, taking an under 6 month old is suicide. We were advised not to take ours in the air by the doctors, so we cancelled the air holiday and drove to the South of France instead.Still only you can decide Lulu on your enjoyment or your baby's future, but you should discuss it with your doctor before you go....:?


    Minimum age for newborn to fly


    So what's the minimum age for a newborn baby to take a flight?
    There is no standard minimum age restriction for babies flying on aircraft. These restrictions are set by individual airlines - for example on Air Canada a baby must be 7 days old, whereas on Alaska Airlines there is no age restriction. Some airlines may require a doctor's note before they will allow you to fly with a newborn. If in doubt, check with the airline you intend to fly with for any restrictions


    i think thats scare mongering
    dont worry about flying lulu
    go and have a great time

    Crazy1

    Wouldn't take a baby under 1 year on an aircraft due to the pressure of … Wouldn't take a baby under 1 year on an aircraft due to the pressure of the cabin and the baby's undeveloped head, taking an under 6 month old is suicide. We were advised not to take ours in the air by the doctors, so we cancelled the air holiday and drove to the South of France instead.Still only you can decide Lulu on your enjoyment or your baby's future, but you should discuss it with your doctor before you go....:?



    completely out of order and thoughtless...lulu igonre this joker

    A couple of months
    flew to Thailand

    Answer: Ideally, your baby should be at least 2 to 3 months old before he flies. This will give his immune system a chance to grow strong enough to resist the germs that often make the rounds in airplane ventilation systems. It also gives the two of you enough time to settle into a routine and master the art of breast- or bottle-feeding.

    No offence Crazy, But have you got any facts to back that up?

    I know of plenty of people that have flown with small kids

    i think what he was refering to was the way you mentioned suicide
    still looking for the suicide bit in your explanation

    Lulu'sMammy

    Personal experinces with a 5 month old, abroad would also be good!Thanks … Personal experinces with a 5 month old, abroad would also be good!Thanks :-D



    I would say Greece at that time of year could be a bit of a nightmare keeping baby cool? Or you could just go retire for a few hours in the afternoon. We have taken our little ones from the age of about 5 months alot of different places. Getting baby food abroad can be a bit of a nightmare ... for some reason it tended to have sugar in it. Breast feed and you don't have to worry about sterilising bottles and taking formula ... only about getting your knockers out all over (Boobs out reporting from St Marks Square Venice, The TeaCups Eurodisney ... I could go on indefintely). Test your sun lotion out for a few weeks before you go ... we spent a freaking fortune on baby sun lotion in tunisia because our little one was allergic to the one we brought with us.

    Have never had an imploding baby brain on a plane ... nor heard of such a thing. A new born baby can squeeze through the birth canal ... a plane ain't got nothing compared with the pressure of birth. Their heads are designed to be squashed out of shape!!! Give them a dummy or bottle so they don't get sore ears.

    Try Roda - it's on the north of the island and very family friendly.
    ]officalroda.com

    Corfu is lovely and the north is very green and beautiful. Lots of english stuff if you want and lots if you don't.

    Congrats on the 'up the duff' and have a great holiday.:p

    jasonrat

    i think what he was refering to was the way you mentioned suicidestill … i think what he was refering to was the way you mentioned suicidestill looking for the suicide bit in your explanation



    Correct jasonrat ,it was completetly thoughtless scare mongering and the way you were attempting to make people feel someone feel guilty that wound me up,of course you are entitled to your opinions but in my opinion express them in a less sensationalistic manner

    I see that you have now edited your original post to a much more sensible statement,thanks

    Sidari is family orientated and can be as lively or as quiet as you want.

    Sidari is ok but not much there nor that attractive, I stayed there while on Corfu but if going again would stay at Kasiopi - as mentioned earlier it's quiet and picturesque.

    John

    Original Poster

    I read the thread last night, RE the suicide bit, and to be honest i felt that the comment was out of order, and was far from the facts, after trying for 18 months to have this child, and been ill every day since 4 weeks of pregnancy, i hardly believe i would put my childs health in the balance. I have today been to the local hospital and spoke to my specialist about this remark, and he had no quarms with newborns travelling after 7 days of age(this is only to aid inital bonding with mother and child) There is no danger, with the baby "dying" or been at risk from aircraft flights, no more than what there is with being in a pram and crossing the local road.
    The holiday is not a self gratification process, its a family of 18 people going away to try and get some normality in their lives once again. I am sure you can be greatful and appreciate that every single thought has gone through my head, with regards to cancel, or go, cancel or go but i guess i am being selfish in the fact that i have chosen to go, and also that of my family members who have all changed their original holiday plans, just so we can take the baby with us. If i had gone without the baby and left it with a neighbour, would i have been selfish then? Either way no matter which option i choose i guess i would be "thinking of myself"
    Crazy i value your 23 years in the aircraft knowledge, but my father is a pilot of 29 years, and if he is happy for his future grandchild to travel on a flight then that takes the worry out of things slightly for me.
    Thanks guys...rang the travel agents to change the hotel details todays...Boothy couldnt of made my mind up without your help, and everyone else rep is on the way! :thumbsup:
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