Is it ok to take a 4 month baby to altitude?

Heather - posted on 11/25/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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We have a 4 month baby, we got told to not take him above 2000m.



We have taken him to 1800m when he was 2 weeks old and he was fine, We were told to feed him at half way and take it slow. in a few weeks we want to take a cable car from 1400m alt to 2350m alt. I know he will be fine at the 1400m but I am afraid that taking the cable car up in one hit 1000m more might make him sick- saying that he is older and I would guess stronger so it may be ok?



Any one have an experience taking babies to altitudes over 2000m?



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Juliannemarie - posted on 11/26/2012

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 11/26/2012

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My kids were born at 5000 ft, and by the end of their first year had both been to over 10000 feet. Nothing at all was wrong with them, and they didn't have any problems.



Now, I'd never have taken them flying at those ages...because that messes with their eardrums. But, vehicle travel posed no problems. If you're concerned, ask your physician.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/26/2012

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Dude, your post is not simply asking soley for experience. It indicates you want advice on whether or not it is ok to do it all together. Bashing me for being on this site just indicates how narrow minded you are.....since clearly you are on the same site, seeking advice. *rolling eyes* Done with you.

Heather - posted on 11/26/2012

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nooo i am looking for experience! what is the use of a forum if you can not bounce ideas off others!! wow, i think you have too much time on your hands and judgement in your mind!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/26/2012

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*shaking my head* While I fully understand why mothers join CoM, medical advice should come from your doctors. The ok to travel that height with an infant, really only your doctor can confirm will be safe. No one here knows your baby, its medical needs, and how he/she will cope. THAT is why I am encouraging you to seek PROFESSIONAL DOCTORS ADVICE!! While many mothers on here have the best advice they can give, no one is your babies doctor. Get it? This IS a medical opinion.



" I know he will be fine at the 1400m but I am afraid that taking the cable car up in one hit 1000m more might make him sick- saying that he is older and I would guess stronger so it may be ok? "



This indicates you are CLEARLY looking for the "ok stamp of approval" from other mothers, when you should be asking your doctor. Doi.

Heather - posted on 11/26/2012

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~♥Little Miss Can't Be Wrong♥~

I am not sure you are reading my post right, My doc said for up to 3 months and nothing about a 4 month baby - I was searching for input from other mothers with experience and not my doctors approval. While I appreciate your judgement I am not sure your comments are helpful. I joined circle of mums not to make decisions for me but, to give me input on experiences other mothers have had. If you are a mother that has had experience taking a baby to altitude that I welcome your comments, if not, then I will wait for a mother that has had experience this to offer their advice.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/25/2012

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Dude, then ask your doctor. She or he is going to know best than a bunch of random mothers on line.

Heather - posted on 11/25/2012

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Dude (?) He gave us this information for babies up to 3 months, not for over 3 months. We would like to go when he is 4 months and I asked the question to see if any one has experienced this.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/25/2012

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Dude, if you are told not to, then don't. Aks your doctor for the specifics about why he cannot go that high.

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