Travel: Infant

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Sending a Kindergartener to Summer School??

My son went to pre-k and they felt that he was a little behind in development. So, they placed him in the DDK program at our elementary school. Now, it has been mentioned that he would benefit from summer school that is 3 days a week from 9 til 12. He is 5 and will be 6 in June. He is heavily influenced by the children he comes in contact with...aka a follower. I need suggestions-is it right to send a 5 yr old to Summer School? I just feel like it's robbing him of his summer! **2/29/08:My oldest son has a November birthday, and even...


Good Lip Balms?

My kindergartener has horribly chapped lips as well as the area all around...

By Car

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Who Should Travel?

I know I will get a good mix of answers to this question....and I am looking forward to them. When a family has small children (new baby, other smalls at home), do you think it is equally their responsibility to travel to visit grandparents, or do you think that because traveling with small children (baby is breastfeeding still) is a task, that most visitors should come to the family with smalls most times? Obviously there will be exceptions just like every question, ie if someone is handicapped and cannot travel, etc etc. I am...


To Travel or Not...

I am about to start a full time job after freelancing for the last 7 years....

Infant Travel Advice

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Advice for Air Travel with Infant

Hello all!! I have a question regarding air travel and sleep on vacation for other mom's out there. I am planning to take my 8 month old on two vacations in February. We will be in Mexico for one week, then back for a week, and then are going to Hawaii for a week for a family event. Sounds crazy, I know. I guess I have two questions: 1) Does anyone have any advice regarding taking a baby (for the first time) onto a plane? Have people taken their carseats onto the plane for a child this age? Or do you just put the baby on your...


Pregnancy and Travel

Hey Mamas - I am currently 24 weeks pregnant, high-risk only based on the...

Pregnancy and Travel

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Flying in Third Trimester

I am wondering if anyone has an experience with flying in the third trimester. My sister died yesterday and I can't imagine not going to her funeral to be with my family. I am 35 weeks now, I might be 36 weeks on the return flight. I have heard airlines won't allow you to fly after 36 weeks even with a doctor's note? My pregnancy is going fine and there are no complications.


Flying While Pregnant

Hi Moms, I was wondering if you could tell me if it's ok, on a normal basis,...


Traveling by Car

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Traveling with an Infant? by Plane and Long Car Ride

Hi ladies! Do you have any advice for traveling with an infant? We're supposed to attend a wedding at the end of September in NJ. (2 hour plane ride) My son will be a month old. I can't imagine riding on a plane with him right now........I'm breastfeeding on demand, meltdowns happen, etc... Also- we're expected to visit relatives in Orlando in the next few weeks. (a 4-5 hour car ride) We haven't mastered a 5 minute car-ride without are we to survive 5 hours? Any tips or tricks would be greatly appreciated!


Infant Car Seat

I need an infant car seat that works well in a compact car. Small car...


Long Car Ride

Does anyone have any ideas and tips on how to keep my 2 year old entertained...

Traveling by Plane

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Breast Pumping on Airplane Flight

I am taking a trip across country soon and I am concerned about breast pumping on the long plane ride. Until recently I didn't even know breast pumping on the airplane was a option. I am currently using the Medela Symphony pump and solely pumping about every 3 to 4 hours at home. The first leg of the flight is 5 hours and the second leg is 3 hours. This does not include extra time to be at the airport and I am unable to pump during the layover in Atlanta. (I hear you have to run to the gate to transfer flights). I am worried about...


Flying with an Infant

Hi. I havent flown w/an infant for some time, so I was wondering if u ladies...


Carseats in Airplane

Do you know if the carseats fit into airplane seats well? We will be flying...


Whole Family

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Where to Vacation???

So my husband and i are thinking of taking a vacation togeather next year for our 5 year anniversary and leaving the kids with grandma and grandpa. We have never been on a vacation before and never went on a honey moon. We are thinking maybe a cruise, but are open to any options. My question is where have you vacationed that you really loved? What time of the year is best to go on a cruise or to the place you went? We are open to any time of year and are planning on being gone maybe like 5 days. We are looking for someplace warm, fun, not...


Vacation, but Where?

Dear Moms, I need a vacation, I can go on one.... but I can't decide where?...

Without Kids

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Travel Without Kids

A little husband and I LOVE TO TRAVEL. We live for it. Sure, I'd like to remodel my kitchen but between that and a great trip, bring out the suitcases! So we have 4 year old and 7 week old sons. Our 4 year old has traveled more than many adults I know including international trips starting at a very young age. And we are big believers in traveling without kids as well - I think its good for our marriage and our general sanity, and we have grandparents in town who have always jumped at the chance for some alone time...