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TSmerchant9
post Sep 4 2012, 12:40 AM, updated 8y ago

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Hi all, I am just wondering if any of you have brought your babies out for family trips? We are planning a family trip (about 20 people) to Cameron Highland in the near future for one night only. Calculated around that time, my newborn will be around 3 months old. I am worried the weather may be too harsh for him, especially at night.

Can anyone share their experience?
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post Sep 4 2012, 12:47 AM

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I have two kids and as my work requires both my wife and I to travel by car within Malaysia a lot, we have been through all kinds of experience - on and off road - away from home - from breast feeding them in the car to sleeping at awkward places.

All fine. Just make sure that you and your kid has sufficient clothing if it is cold and enough sunlight (yes sunlight 15-20mins) at appropriate times during the day. You and baby needs that the most.

Take it easy and enjoy the bonding and all will be fine.
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post Sep 4 2012, 12:54 AM

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QUOTE(ricstc @ Sep 4 2012, 12:47 AM)
I have two kids and as my work requires both my wife and I to travel by car within Malaysia a lot, we have been through all kinds of experience - on and off road - away from home - from breast feeding them in the car to sleeping at awkward places.

All fine. Just make sure that you and your kid has sufficient clothing if it is cold and enough sunlight (yes sunlight 15-20mins) at appropriate times during the day. You and baby needs that the most.

Take it easy and enjoy the bonding and all will be fine.
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So, you are saying nothing to worry about even if the baby is only 3 months old?
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post Sep 4 2012, 12:57 AM

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Hi There,

I went to cameron highlands recently and it get quite cold there at nights.

I would suggest you prepare medium level clothing for your 3 months old baby. further to that you can always close the window to keep warm.

Do monitor you baby body temperature so that neither your baby will either get too warm or too cold.

Aside from that do get an apartment with hot shower as it will be nicer during the morning.

btw, you can also buy clothing there at the night market or shops around that area.

ear muffs or cap are recommended if your baby tends to get cold ears.

Hope this helps.
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post Sep 4 2012, 12:58 AM

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Baby is a bit young but if my kids - boy and girl - both premature birth and both born at much lighter weigh than normal (2.xkg) could make it then Im just sharing from my experience.

If you are questioning my sharing - then DONT. Why listen to me and why ask the question if you want to doubt.

Fxxking ungrateful. Give advice also get this kind of fxxking respond. How sam mow how pow
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post Sep 4 2012, 09:07 AM

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for my family side preferably NO...

1. baby may no able to sleep well while traveling, baby must have more rest and sleep for proper growth...
2. 3 months old baby still quite "fragile", anything can happen even though camp at house...
3. baby need required "sarong" to sleep easily which your baby comfortable with, otherwise it is a nightmare if baby no willing to sleep on flat mattress and it is torturing the baby if keep awake...
4. you may need Plastic Baby Bath Tube for safety reason when taking bath for baby...

AMO, better play safe for short rather than regret for long... maybe you can bring ur baby go to genting highland for a try first before cameron highland, at least genting have proper medical facilities and genting ambulance can "drift" till general hospital KL / universiti hospital PJ if worst case happened... smile.gif
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post Sep 4 2012, 10:01 AM

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QUOTE(celicaizpower @ Sep 4 2012, 12:57 AM)
Hi There,

I went to cameron highlands recently and it get quite cold there at nights.

I would suggest you prepare medium level clothing for your 3 months old baby. further to that you can always close the window to keep warm.

Do monitor you baby body temperature so that neither your baby will either get too warm or too cold.

Aside from that do get an apartment with hot shower as it will be nicer during the morning.

btw, you can also buy clothing there at the night market or shops around that area.

ear muffs or cap are recommended if your baby tends to get cold ears.

Hope this helps.
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Hi there, thanks for your suggestions! Yes, I totally forgotten about ear muffs and caps. We will definitely bring some of those. It's only for one night so packing will be light, overlooked but thanks for reminding.

QUOTE(ricstc @ Sep 4 2012, 12:58 AM)
Baby is a bit young but if my kids - boy and girl - both premature birth and both born at much lighter weigh than normal (2.xkg) could make it then Im just sharing from my experience.

If you are questioning my sharing - then DONT. Why listen to me and why ask the question if you want to doubt.

Fxxking ungrateful. Give advice also get this kind of fxxking respond. How sam mow how pow
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Hi, what you mean this kind of fxxking respond? I think you misunderstood. I am not questioning your sharing, I just needed more suggestions. Any suggestions are welcome. "How sam yau how pow" - do not give up on humanity. Cheers! smile.gif

QUOTE(gkl83 @ Sep 4 2012, 09:07 AM)
for my family side preferably NO...

1. baby may no able to sleep well while traveling, baby must have more rest and sleep for proper growth...
2. 3 months old baby still quite "fragile", anything can happen even though camp at house...
3. baby need required "sarong" to sleep easily which your baby comfortable with, otherwise it is a nightmare if baby no willing to sleep on flat mattress and it is torturing the baby if keep awake...
4. you may need Plastic Baby Bath Tube for safety reason when taking bath for baby...

AMO, better play safe for short rather than regret for long... maybe you can bring ur baby go to genting highland for a try first before cameron highland, at least genting have proper medical facilities and genting ambulance can "drift" till general hospital KL / universiti hospital PJ if worst case happened... smile.gif
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We are only going for 1 night. It's a big group trip about 20 family members from grandparents to grandchildren. It's hard to gather everyone these days so just wanna grab the opportunity. Moreover, grandparents getting old, so wanna spend some time building memories with them.

3 months can sleep sarong? I was told not to let them until 6 months old cause worry got backbone issues as sarong can be quite soft. I dont think I am going to shower him unless we can boil some hot water, mix it into a tub and let it cool off. Wipe him with a towel, that's probably about it.
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post Sep 4 2012, 12:46 PM

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3 months is big enough to travel, no worries. Just bring more cloths (+ mittens & socks) and enough diapers for your baby. No need to shower your baby if only intend to stay there one night. Just remember to bring along moisturizer cream, lip balm and a baby sling pouch.
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post Sep 4 2012, 02:08 PM

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QUOTE(merchant9 @ Sep 4 2012, 10:01 AM)
Hi there, thanks for your suggestions! Yes, I totally forgotten about ear muffs and caps. We will definitely bring some of those. It's only for one night so packing will be light, overlooked but thanks for reminding.
Hi, what you mean this kind of fxxking respond? I think you misunderstood. I am not questioning your sharing, I just needed more suggestions. Any suggestions are welcome. "How sam yau how pow" - do not give up on humanity. Cheers! smile.gif
We are only going for 1 night. It's a big group trip about 20 family members from grandparents to grandchildren. It's hard to gather everyone these days so just wanna grab the opportunity. Moreover, grandparents getting old, so wanna spend some time building memories with them.

3 months can sleep sarong? I was told not to let them until 6 months old cause worry got backbone issues as sarong can be quite soft. I dont think I am going to shower him unless we can boil some hot water, mix it into a tub and let it cool off. Wipe him with a towel, that's probably about it.
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my daughter 8 days old already sleep sarong liao.
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post Sep 4 2012, 02:41 PM

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1. Take necessary medicine (optional only), cream for dry skin, medicated oil.
2. Bring some extra boiling water if the baby drink formula milk.
3. take extra clothes.

I took a flight when my baby just 8days old. As long as we make them warm and cozy should be ok.

Hv a nice trip.
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post Sep 4 2012, 03:01 PM

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Medication, yes, that will be necessary!! smile.gif Thanks for the reminder!
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post Sep 4 2012, 05:01 PM

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i'll say it's ok, in fact better to start early too. to train yourself to travel with a baby and also to train your baby to travel and be adaptable. of course u'll need to take your baby's condition into consideration. is he/she the type that easily falls sick? and what kind? fever/flu/cirit-birit? bottom line is, travelling is fine, but take it easy, make more stops, drive slowly, so that baby can adapt to the air pressure of the highland accordingly. bring some baby blankets to keep warm. no need fancy clothings like ear muffs, just balut in blankie wink.gif


Added on September 4, 2012, 5:01 pmi'll say it's ok, in fact better to start early too. to train yourself to travel with a baby and also to train your baby to travel and be adaptable. of course u'll need to take your baby's condition into consideration. is he/she the type that easily falls sick? and what kind? fever/flu/cirit-birit? bottom line is, travelling is fine, but take it easy, make more stops, drive slowly, so that baby can adapt to the air pressure of the highland accordingly. bring some baby blankets to keep warm. no need fancy clothings like ear muffs, just balut in blankie wink.gif

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post Sep 4 2012, 09:42 PM

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Yes, making more stops seems logical as we are driving upward to the highlands. I think the air pressure (make the ears go blocked) may affect them as well.

I dont know if he get sick much but then he has a little colic I believe. He cries from 11pm - 7am in the morning. I am kind of worry his face color might change so have to keep monitoring him overnight. It's quite sanfu sometimes but anyhow, just going to the dr tomorrow to confirm if everything is ok.
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post Sep 20 2012, 12:28 AM

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do not worry bout travelling with babies, basically, travelling is tiring but baby will adapt....
in my own experience, i travelled within malaysia with both of my babies when they are quite young....
my 1st premature baby 1st travelled once she has gone stable (out of surgeries and no major sickness)...
my second healthy baby travelled on her 2nd mth to my grandmas then to my mom's place...
all those are pretty far, singapore, ipoh, johor, genting and so on...
oh i even heard that western ppl travel overseas with newborn babies! of course they do cry in the plane due to the preasure since they are still a little young but there is a trick to keep them quiet thou...let me know if you need the tricks.. smile.gif
i've tried all lol...


Added on September 20, 2012, 12:34 amoh and one thing...since you're travelling to cameron, make sure you drive slowly and make lot's of stop on the way up... take your time, you don't want to stress the baby...same thing when you come down...also make sure you have everything the baby need, from clothing to food to medication, ointment and cream for cuts, mossy bites and bruise... i'm a bit kiasu but my child get to enjoy when we travel so that's what matters smile.gif

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post Sep 20 2012, 01:01 AM

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When my baby was 3 month old . I brought him to genting highland stay a night . Next day came home he Flu started. If can avoid better don't bring him go . If cant then do more preparation don't let your baby catch cold. Give your baby wearing hat all times
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post Sep 22 2012, 01:21 PM

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Thanks for bringing this thread up TS.. i will need to travel cross country as well when my baby is 1 month old very very soon.. was wondering what to do and if she can travel.. haha~


Added on September 22, 2012, 1:22 pmThanks for bringing this thread up TS.. i will need to travel cross country as well when my baby is 1 month old very very soon.. was wondering what to do and if she can travel.. cus now even thinking of nanny travelling with us.. haha~

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hi just wanna share my exprience :

we went to NZ in year 2009 and at that time my second child was only 3 months old.. my first child was 3 years old. we had a long journey on aircraft and it was really packed up with passanger as the airline was code sharing with another airline. we travelled from Kul - Sin - Sydney - christchruch. huhu so you can imagine how many take offs and landing we went thru.. huhu it wasnt easy and my baby was crying all the time because of feeling uneasy.. but thank God everything went well and we safely reach NZ.

we stayed in NZ for the next 28 days..hahaha yeah a long vacation and it was during the winter..and again thank god my baby react well to the wheather. smile.gif

tips : bring enough of medication such as panadol syrup, cough , colic , flu syrup just incase if ur child need those. because it is a troublesome to buy medicine over the counter in western countries smile.gif
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post Sep 26 2012, 01:34 PM

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most importantly, got babysitter to take care of when traveling..

for the baby more than 1-2 yrs old, then it will be better.... few months baby i think not deem fit to travel.
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post Sep 29 2012, 11:56 PM

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Is this fine for a 3months old baby taking flight?
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QUOTE(aladdin @ Sep 29 2012, 11:56 PM)
EDD: Mid Nov
Expecting flying back to M'sia: Feb

Is this fine for a 3months old baby taking flight?
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No issue. Just have to make them comfortable. Maybe milk just before takeoff and landing.
My baby had been taking flights since 3 months old. But mostly short haul I.e. within 2 hrs.

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