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Traveling With Baby (Overview)

Traveling with children presents special challenges. It disrupts familiar routines and imposes new demands. Planning ahead -- and involving children in the planning -- may lessen the stress of travel.


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When is it ok to travel with a baby?

When is it ok to travel with a baby?

Baby : Road travel is easy way to travel. You may stop to feed , and most of the time they are sleeping. Air travel is challenging but Ok. Some airlines provide bassinet for the baby and it makes things easy. Breast feeding to is possible . Ask for special seat when calling the airline. ...Read more

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Traveling With Baby (Overview)

Traveling with children presents special challenges. It disrupts familiar routines and imposes new demands. Planning ahead -- and involving children in the planning -- may lessen the stress of travel.


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What are some tips for traveling with a baby who has colic?

What are some tips for traveling with a baby who has colic?

Colic and travel: This has multiple answers depending on age of baby, mode of travel, and distance you are traveling. Most colicky babies love the hum and vibrations of car travel so if your distance is not great this may be best. It also allows you to sop and destress when you need to. If by air, then try and travel at the baby's best time of day and get nonstop flights if possible. ...Read more

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I am 36 and 4 day And I am on baby #5 and 2 1/2 cm is it safe to travel and the baby' is already estimated to be 2 weeks bigger?

I am 36 and 4 day And I am on baby #5 and 2 1/2 cm is it safe to travel and the baby' is already estimated to be 2 weeks bigger?

Maybe: were you term on your previous deliveries? Was labor short or long? You should NOT fly, but driving may be an option. The greatest risk is going into labor en route and either not having a hospital close by, or ending up at a hospital where none of your prenatal care was done. I would say you are ok for short trips of two hours or less, but plan ahead. Know what you will do if labor begins. ...Read more

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What are some good tips for traveling with my baby?

What are some good tips for traveling with my baby?

Patience: Journey with baby before his longest nap, or evening just before his nighttime sleeping stretch. Replicate home schedule of feeding & napping, without being a slave to routine. If you're traveling through time zones, anticipate baby will likely have restless sleep or crankiness. Keep yourself rested & well fed. Traveling with baby is tiring. Accept help when offered. Find joy in the small moments. ...Read more

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What do I need to bring when traveling with a baby?

What do I need to bring when traveling with a baby?

A few days' supplies: When traveling with a baby, parents should bring a few days of supplies, including formula and medicines if needed. If there is no crib at the destination, parents can bring a foldable playpen. Also, parents need to check regulations, as a passport for the child may be needed; or a letter from the non-traveling parent may be needed, if the child is entering another country with just one parent. ...Read more

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When is it safe to travel abroad with my baby?

When is it safe to travel abroad with my baby?

Depends: We live in a globalized world and sometimes travel is a necessity. The youngerr the infant the more immature the immune system and their ability to fight infections. If you need to travel try to do so on a day that is not as busy, and check the CDC website for any disease outbreaks and additional immunizations that might be needed for your baby. ...Read more

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When is it safe to travel with a new baby?

When is it safe to travel with a new baby?

Depends on situation: During a stint in the military, i routeinly discharged newborns that traveled to the airport for a flight back to the us for their first month or two before returning to japan. They traveled better than most toddlers or older kids.Considerations such as infectious exposure in transit, risk at the destination & availability of health care factor in. Live life but plan ahead to protect baby. ...Read more

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We travel a lot with our baby; how can we prevent her from getting sick?

We travel a lot with our baby; how can we prevent her from getting sick?

Wash hands/immunize: Most illness are spread from person to person. Avoiding ill persons is not always possible when traveling. Washing your hands frequently, immunizing both yourself and your infant will provide the maximum amount of protection. If you are traveling overseas, check with your travel medicine specialist to see if you need additional vaccines or a different immunization schedule. ...Read more

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Can a 1month new born baby travel via airplane?

Can a 1month new born baby travel via airplane?

If you must- yes!: Your baby will be at risk for infection just like any of us boarding a plane. Make sure to offer your baby a pacifier or a bottle as you take off and at landing to avoid an earache! ...Read more

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Does food that i eat travel through breastmilk and to baby?my 2,5months old has diarrhea, i changed my diet but he still has.no other signs

Does food that i eat travel through breastmilk and to baby?my 2,5months old has diarrhea, i changed my diet but he still has.no other signs

No: Food is broken down by your digestive system into energy units. When I hear this story I advise to stop drinking milk for two weeks to see if a change. Sometimes the protein from cow's milk can pass thru milk and irritate infant. Nicotine and caffeine are the other things to drop. Breast fed babies normal have small squirty yellow stool with chunks with is miscalled as diarrhea a lot. http://www.livestrong.com/article/501339-does-what-you-eat-affect-your-breast-milk/ ...Read more