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What do I need to have with me when traveling with a newborn?

What do I need to have with me when traveling with a newborn?

Keep it light: Be sure to have multiple changes of clothing, diapers, and wipes., as well as baggies to put the soiled items. A lightweight diaper bag with compartments will help you stay organized. If you are flying, infant formula and breast milk is exempt from the "3oz" rule so you can carry on as much as you need. Don't forget infant tylenol (acetaminophen) and teething gel for emergencies. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Can a newborn baby 1 month old travel on a train?

Can a newborn baby 1 month old travel on a train?

Yes: Inftants may travel by train. Traveling with such a young infant is difficult for both parents and baby. Be sure to plan plenty of rest. As with any child that young, keep away from the general public and the germs they can spread. If your baby gets a fever or appears ill see a doctor right away. Don't forget to bring extra diapers, outfits etc in case of a delay in transit. ...Read more

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Can i travel with my newborn child aged 4 weeks old?

Can i travel with my newborn child aged 4 weeks old?

Yes: The baby will travel quite well at this age. The obvious issues involve more than just travel. It is important to limit babies contact with sources of infection/flu/colds & the like. Traveling with the baby on the inside, telling the curious that babies trying to nap, etc. Can help limit chance of illness. Try to maintain a feed/sleep pattern similar to the one you have at home. ...Read more

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When is it safe for a newborn to travel via plane internationally? How old must they be?

When is it safe for a newborn to travel via plane internationally? How old must they be?

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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What are some safety precautions I should take for my newborn baby when traveling by car?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my newborn baby when traveling by car?

Approved car seat: Safe travel with your infant in a car begins with a properly installed, rear-facing approved car seat. For longer rides you will need to plan for frequent stops to feed, move about, etc. You may want to shield your baby from direct sun light and bundle up if it is cold outside. Mirrors which attach to rear windows by suction make it easy for you to check on your baby using the rear view mirror. ...Read more

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An a newborn baby 1 month old travel on a flight?

An a newborn baby 1 month old travel on a flight?

If necessary: Yes there is no absolute reason a baby at that age can not fly. I would recommend if you have a choice that you wait till about 2 months because the risk of exposure to infection is higher on an airplane iand the immune system of the baby less than 2 months is weaker. If you fly enforce strict hand washing for anyone who wants to touch the baby. Safe travels. ...Read more

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Is it OK to travel with a week old newborn baby by car for a two hour distance?

Is it OK to travel with a week old newborn baby by car for a two hour distance?

Traveling : It should be fine. It would be a good idea to stop by the health department or the pediatrician a office to have a car seat check to insure you have a proper fit. Remember to drive safe. Plan regular stops for feeding and diaper changes. The hum of the car riding is very relaxful for most infants. ...Read more

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What is the role of neonatal fellows?

See below: They are pediatricians that are undergoing further training. This training will help them to provide care for premature and sick babies. During their training, they will be involved with the care of neonates and help educate pediatric residents. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nursing?

Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prematurity, infections, congenital anomalies, depression or difficult transition around time of birth, etc ...Read more