Travelling with baby
August 20, 2008 11:24pm CST
My daughter completed 8 month 1 week before. I want to travel with her to some scenary places. But she doesn't want to sit in car seat. Also her weight is very less as per our consideration. So what is your suggetion for me to travel?
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 08
I suggest that you take her to Canada in September. You could perhaps catch a train there either to Vancouver or Toronto. From Vancouver you could go by train and bus to the Rocky Mountains. From Toronto you could visit Montreal and Niagara Falls. If you prefer to go to a warm destination I suggest that you fly to Mexico or that you fly to Belize City. Then you could combine Mayan ruins with palm fringed beaches. You would take a stroller and a travel cot for your daughter. I have a 15 month old son. Last year I took him to three different places in Portugal. We went to a coastal town, the capital city of Lisbon and a river side town. He was 5 to 6 months old on that trip. This year I took him to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He was 13 months old on that trip. We stayed in five different places. We went to the three capital cities Riga, Vilnius and Tallinn, a country town and a coastal town. We flew to Riga, capital of Latvia, then traveled on buses and trains and stayed in guest houses. Good luck taking your baby daughter traveling.
• United States
21 Aug 08
Car seats take getting used to for some kids. They don't want to be restraint, period. Take small trips with her before going on a long one. Even if you travel by plane you should take a car seat for that age group. It's just safer to buy a seat on the plane and put her car seat in there and let her sit in the car seat. You really don't want to carry her around, even at that age, even if she is lighter than what you think she ought to be. Just put her in the car seat, take small trips, show her that being in the seat is not too bad, and tough out the crying. You don't want to be tied to your house until she is old enough to ride in the car without a seat. BTW, since July 1st it's mandatory in KY for kids until the age of seven to be in a car seat or booster seat. It's surprising though how many parents still don't care. Even a small fender bender or just sharp breaking because you need to stop the car can cause the child to propell forward and fly through the windshield, at the very least smash into the seat in front of them, which with their soft heads can be disastrous. Put her in the car seat or stay home!