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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Clarification on last q: planning baby, big wedding in july, baby will be born but only 3-4 weeks, issues to fly/travel w/newborn east to west coast?
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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