Travel With Infants Guide Book

Melissa - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone! I am currently writing a guide book concerning travel with infants and small children. Specifically, toddlers. There is a lot of information scattered around and I am trying to mostly see if there is a lot of information that stays consistent. I have a prediatrician, and a prediatric dentist as well as a child psychologist editing this book later for content. Alsom, many, many more experts in their appropriate fields.
But in the meantime, I am canvassing blogs, and forums like this to get more of the information from moms like me. I have a 2 year old and 5 month old, both of which have more stamps on their passports than most adults. We have been to the United Kingdom, long road trips in the US, domestic flights in the US, Taiwan, and The Philippines. We are also embarking on a European Trip in 2010, and a Round the World Trip in 2011.

Please, if anyone has any questions or thoughts about what sort of info you would look for in a guidebook, I am ALL ears! Thanks again, take care of yourselves! -Melissa

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Sheri - posted on 05/23/2009

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On most airplanes, you can take car seats on a plane, and are actually required to for any child under 2 for which a seat is purchased for.
See this link, its to a brochure for the US dept of transportation

Jennifer - posted on 05/22/2009

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We like to buy a lot of little toys from the dollar store that are wrapped and when everyone get's antsey we start pulling out the toys and it takes the kids longer to get them out of the wrappers and then play with the toy. I would also like to know what the Airlines really think about car seats can you take them on the plane for kids to sit on or not?

Jeanine - posted on 05/22/2009

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I live in South Africa and my daughter is 15 months old. We will be traveling by aeroplane to the South Coast to visit my parents. She is on the Gina Ford routine and has difficulty sleeping anywhere but her own room. (Big drawback of this routine). I was wondering if you have any suggestions on how to make it easier to settle her in strange surroundings?

Melissa - posted on 05/21/2009

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Sure! http://120dayslater.blogspot.com/2009/04...

I wrote an article about it on our round the world blog, there's the link. It works really well. Also, keeping it fresh as you go is great too. Just catch it before the actual boredom sets in. We play games while sitting in the airport, like- where's the red hat? Or which person has a dog on their shirt etc. Also taking him around to see the planes is good. While you are in the plane, is where the back pack for kids works. I also don't know if you have a portable DVD player- those cost a lot, (ours was about 150 USD) but are a GREAT investment- and occupies them for awhile. Also, having a snack takes up time. You can have a picnic on the plane. Have a great time with your buddy and remember, if you're relaxed, your buddy's relaxed too.

Lanette - posted on 05/21/2009

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Quoting Melissa:

Travel With Infants Guide Book

Hi everyone! I am currently writing a guide book concerning travel with infants and small children. Specifically, toddlers. There is a lot of information scattered around and I am trying to mostly see if there is a lot of information that stays consistent. I have a prediatrician, and a prediatric dentist as well as a child psychologist editing this book later for content. Alsom, many, many more experts in their appropriate fields.
But in the meantime, I am canvassing blogs, and forums like this to get more of the information from moms like me. I have a 2 year old and 5 month old, both of which have more stamps on their passports than most adults. We have been to the United Kingdom, long road trips in the US, domestic flights in the US, Taiwan, and The Philippines. We are also embarking on a European Trip in 2010, and a Round the World Trip in 2011.

Please, if anyone has any questions or thoughts about what sort of info you would look for in a guidebook, I am ALL ears! Thanks again, take care of yourselves! -Melissa



Can you suggest any ideas for my 18 month old son and myself  for our trip to from California to New Jersey on a 6+ hour flight with 1 stop?

Lanette - posted on 05/21/2009

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I have an 18month old and we will be flying from California to New Jersey next month and I have been unable find any information online that will help me keep him happy, occupied and myself sane while on our flight with 1 stop in Texas. Do you have any suggestions?

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