any tips on taking a 5month old to bali?

Jess - posted on 02/04/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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hey im goin on a trip to bali very soon im a bit worried as im taking my 5month old daughter with me is there any precautions or any thing i need do to ensure she doesnt get sick?

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Sandi - posted on 02/04/2010

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Any tips for the actual plane journey? Things you found useful or things you thought you would need but didn't in the end etc? Our daughter will be 14mths old and we will be taking a 13hr plane journey to Malaysia. I'm worried about forgetting something she will later need or keeping her quiet and not disturbing other passengers :/

Stephanie - posted on 02/04/2010

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I to traveled when my daughter was young. My tip is to get a travel stroller. We got a stroller that folded up into a back pack and we used it everyday of our 4 months in China. Sometimes you will need to carry the baby and it is easier to have the stroller on someones back. Plus put them down when you need to, and thy are light weight if you need to lift the baby and stroller over bumbs. Disolvable electrolytes, for you of course, if you become ill you will need to keep you electrolyes up for breastfeeding.

Heidi - posted on 02/04/2010

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I have travelled a lot with my kids. My First was born in New-Zealand, the second in Taiwan. The last two were born in our homecountry of France but inbetween we travelled to Ivory Coast. And I am about to embark on new adventure, this time to India. Kids love to travel & I think it is good for them to experience other cultures, it helps them to be more open minded as they grow up. My kids now can relate to anyone of any age or ethnic background. In most third-world countries you can't drink the tap water, but apart from that most things are safe. I don't know much about Bali, one of the places still on my list :), but besides Africa most of the other places I travelled to were pretty westernised. I suppose one thing to keep in mind when travelling with children is to be very vigilant & ask for advice once your there. Since your breastfeeding some new foods you eat might affect your child. I breastfed all my kids & never had any problems, but there are children who are more sensitive to certain foods. So if you see that your child reacts badly to a certain food you ate you might want to avoid it. Oh yes, another thing to take into consideration is that strollers are not always practicle in some places. For example in Taiwan every shop makes their own sidewalk so you often have to walk up & down steps. And when there was a uniform side-walk it was covered in motorpeds & bikes. So you might want to plan on bringing a baby backpack carrier along. I found one without a metal frame that fit easily into my travel bag. Otherwise my advice to you is to just enjoy your trip & experience as many new adventures together with your child as possible.

Jocelyn - posted on 02/04/2010

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check with your peds doc for anything funky. but as far as your sanity goes dont overpack! the less stuff you have to look for the more time you have to enjoy the holiday with your family :)

Carrie - posted on 02/04/2010

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Good on you for being brave! We are planning a Bali trip in April!

Anyhow, We moved overseas (Dubai) when my daughter was 7 months... She adjusted better than I did and didn't get sick at all. She was just weaning herself of breastdfeeding too, which made it a bit harder (for me). I would just make sure you know where a Dr. or hopsital is around where you are staying just in case. Have a great trip!

Jess - posted on 02/04/2010

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yeah thanks im still breastfeeding so hopefully i wont need to worry about bottles or anything like that

Rikki - posted on 02/04/2010

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havent been there yet with my lillone but i would think you will need to be very carefull with water if you are formula feeding not just boiling the water as you do at home but prob bying bottled water and boiling that and also washing bottles with bottled water and thinking about bath water too and depending on where u stay a good bottle of bleach lol the last thing u want is to have a sick lill bub on your holiday :) hope you guys have a great time

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