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Can I bring my baby on a cruise?
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Certainly, cruises are not recommended for children under one month.
I would suggest waiting at least 3 to 6 months. I would prefer if the babies were immunized inclusive of measles. Be careful to prevent your child from getting sunburned.

In brief: Yes
Certainly, cruises are not recommended for children under one month.
I would suggest waiting at least 3 to 6 months. I would prefer if the babies were immunized inclusive of measles. Be careful to prevent your child from getting sunburned.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Although I have not personally been on a cruise, in general i think it should be as safe as other vacation options.

In brief: Yes
Although I have not personally been on a cruise, in general i think it should be as safe as other vacation options.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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In brief: Yes
But make sure you consult your doctor first.
There are certain age requirements inorder to travel safely with a child.

In brief: Yes
But make sure you consult your doctor first.
There are certain age requirements inorder to travel safely with a child.
Dr. Richard Lippmann
Dr. Richard Lippmann
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In brief: Yes
After 2 months, and after at least one round of immunizations, it's acceptable, but after 6 months and 3 rounds of vaccines would be better.

In brief: Yes
After 2 months, and after at least one round of immunizations, it's acceptable, but after 6 months and 3 rounds of vaccines would be better.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: No
Many cruise lines have minimum ages to travel.
A typical minimum age is 12 months but varies by cruise line. You will want to check with the cruise line before booking your travels. Although infants tolerate travel very well, the concern is how to properly care for an ill infant aboard ship. The ship's doctors are usually not prepared to handle anyone younger than 12 months, hence the restriction.

In brief: No
Many cruise lines have minimum ages to travel.
A typical minimum age is 12 months but varies by cruise line. You will want to check with the cruise line before booking your travels. Although infants tolerate travel very well, the concern is how to properly care for an ill infant aboard ship. The ship's doctors are usually not prepared to handle anyone younger than 12 months, hence the restriction.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
It sort of depends on the cruise and the age of the child.
Children under 2 mo are not supposed to travel publicly. If they are healthy, older babies can go on cruises that have a doctor on the ship familiar with children. Most ship docs can deal with ear infections and other maladies easily. If the child is special needs, you must clear it with the cruise co. Before booking.

In brief: Yes
It sort of depends on the cruise and the age of the child.
Children under 2 mo are not supposed to travel publicly. If they are healthy, older babies can go on cruises that have a doctor on the ship familiar with children. Most ship docs can deal with ear infections and other maladies easily. If the child is special needs, you must clear it with the cruise co. Before booking.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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