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post Oct 1 2012, 09:01 AM

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QUOTE(b00n @ Sep 30 2012, 07:37 PM)
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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It will be 8hr flight. sweat.gif

Bought tickets for both me and my wife but not for the baby (since we still havent decide which name for the baby, as well as the DOB). doh.gif
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post Oct 1 2012, 10:49 PM

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Babies sleep a lot. Make them comfortable like the example I gave and they will sleep.
The only problem with long haul is the tight space for the parents. Request to sit in front and ask for a bassinet.

Herre are some tips on the web
http://pregnancy.about.com/od/newbornbabie...abyairplane.htm

If you fly with Qantas, you may need to request upfront upon reservation according to this website
http://traveling-kids.blogspot.com/2011/09...licies-for.html
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post Oct 3 2012, 09:04 PM

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1st make sure u hv bb carrier. my son 2 mths already travel from kl to mlk during cny. it take abt 4 hours drive.
2. get ready all the medicine alone.
3. get ready hot water to make milk or drinking
4. wear more clothes, you may let bb wear 2 or 3 clothes
1 night should not be any problem, let enjoy ur family trip
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post Oct 12 2012, 03:07 PM

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hi, i will bring my baby which is estimated to be 1 month + to melaka from kl during 2013 chinese new yr.......will be staying in a hotel....how do u all let baby sleep? ask hotel to provide cot? is cot = sarong? or let baby sleep with mum on queen size bed n dad sleep on extra bed?
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post Oct 12 2012, 03:23 PM

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QUOTE(KohSin @ Oct 12 2012, 03:07 PM)
hi, i will bring my baby which is estimated to be 1 month + to melaka from kl during 2013 chinese new yr.......will be staying in a hotel....how do u all let baby sleep? ask hotel to provide cot? is cot = sarong? or let baby sleep with mum on queen size bed n dad sleep on extra bed?
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Hotel will provide baby cot if you request early. Also ask for extra small pillows because the cot they provide might not be baby-proof.

If you don't feel comfortable with the ones provided by hotel, you can bring your own playpen.

In my opinion, your baby is still very small, so it's better NOT to share the same bed with parents smile.gif
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post Oct 12 2012, 07:48 PM

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QUOTE(sweeboon @ Oct 12 2012, 03:23 PM)
Hotel will provide baby cot if you request early. Also ask for extra small pillows because the cot they provide might not be baby-proof.

If you don't feel comfortable with the ones provided by hotel, you can bring your own playpen.

In my opinion, your baby is still very small, so it's better NOT to share the same bed with parents smile.gif
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Use playpen to let baby sleep inside?

Hmm.....v planning to let her sleep with me neh...v will use pillows to build a small castle to avoid i accidentally slept on her...cuz my MIL very against buying baby bed for her, said waste money lah, no use lah, blah blah blah
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post Oct 14 2019, 10:50 AM

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Hi All

i'm a frequent traveller with my wife and baby ( about to be 1 years)

May i know what should i invest since i dont prefer to give puree to my baby and prefer make him porride

please advice

from my reading, its good if i invest buy a travel cooker or warmer and also storage (eg coleman )

thanks
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post Oct 14 2019, 03:56 PM

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QUOTE(merchant9 @ Sep 4 2012, 12:40 AM)
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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Are you first time parents ?

Will your wife and baby have their private space whereever you're staying ?

The difference in air pressure would cause discomfort that your baby doesn't know how to quell or understand and that may last an entire day. At 3 mth old your baby would still need to feed every 2-3 hours can your wife do this comfortably ? What's your wife opinion about this trip ?

From my own experience and opinion, at that age I didn't even bring them out of the house extended period of time. It was a period in time where we are trying to instill some form of routine for the baby. And I haven't even touch on the traveling needed to get to Cameron.

I'm guessing you're first time parent. So brave haha but I hope it turns out well if you decide to go
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post Oct 14 2019, 03:58 PM

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QUOTE(KohSin @ Oct 12 2012, 07:48 PM)
Use playpen to let baby sleep inside?

Hmm.....v planning to let her sleep with me neh...v will use pillows to build a small castle to avoid i accidentally slept on her...cuz my MIL very against buying baby bed for her, said waste money lah, no use lah, blah blah blah
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Infant sharing a bed with anyone is the number 1 reason for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome especially the first 6 months. Don't just browse forum. Google and read up. Your own baby. Don't be afraid to stand up against anyone for his/her safety.
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post Oct 14 2019, 03:59 PM

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Holy shiet I just realize this is necro thread LOL

I wonder how everything went
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post Oct 14 2019, 09:55 PM

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QUOTE(Daddy2be @ Oct 14 2019, 03:58 PM)
Infant sharing a bed with anyone is the number 1 reason for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome especially the first 6 months. Don't just browse forum. Google and read up. Your own baby. Don't be afraid to stand up against anyone for his/her safety.
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😅 my gals at 6year old and close to 5yo d...end up for 2nd baby she slept on her own at a mattress put on the floor and i sleep with hubby on the bed while eldest girl slept inside the baby cot...so when midnight i need to breastfeed i just roll over from my bed to bb
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QUOTE(KohSin @ Oct 14 2019, 09:55 PM)
😅 my gals at 6year old and close to 5yo d...end up for 2nd baby she slept on her own at a mattress put on the floor and i sleep with hubby on the bed while eldest  girl slept inside the baby cot...so when midnight i need to breastfeed i just roll over from my bed to bb
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Great to know everything turned out well for you ! 2nd baby girl how old now ?
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QUOTE(Daddy2be @ Oct 14 2019, 10:18 PM)
Great to know everything turned out well for you ! 2nd baby girl how old now ?
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Close to 5year old ya
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post Oct 14 2019, 10:57 PM

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QUOTE(KohSin @ Oct 14 2019, 10:54 PM)
Close to 5year old ya
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Wah the gap so close..how you survive during the first 24mths of your 2nd baby ? Got any tips ?
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post Oct 15 2019, 02:46 PM

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QUOTE(nyumnyum2k @ Oct 14 2019, 10:50 AM)
Hi All

i'm a frequent traveller with my wife and baby ( about to be 1 years) 

May i know what should i invest since  i dont prefer to give puree to my baby and prefer make him porride

please advice

from my reading, its good if i invest buy a travel cooker or warmer and also storage (eg coleman )

thanks
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1) travelling by car, flight, cruise or etc?
2) duration of the travel?
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post Oct 15 2019, 02:46 PM

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QUOTE(Daddy2be @ Oct 14 2019, 10:57 PM)
Wah the gap so close..how you survive during the first 24mths of your 2nd baby ? Got any tips ?
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seriously it wasnt too difficult....as my eldest was close to 2 year old when i gv birth to my 2nd baby...so she can understand our commands and can express herself well...like pee and poo, she was already potty trained at that time, so no need to wear pampers. and yes, the gap was a bit close and i kena nurse in KK marah, said i didn't jaga my body...
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QUOTE(KohSin @ Oct 15 2019, 02:46 PM)
seriously it wasnt too difficult....as my eldest was close to 2 year old when i gv birth to my 2nd baby...so she can understand our commands and can express herself well...like pee and poo, she was already potty trained at that time, so no need to wear pampers. and yes, the gap was a bit close and i kena nurse in KK marah, said i didn't jaga my body...
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You're supermom then !
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post Oct 15 2019, 06:55 PM

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We have never been one to keep baby at home as I follow a very Scandinavian mindset when it comes to these matters. Probably stems from reading up on a lot of their parenting guides when I first knew we were going to have a baby.

Our eldest :-

1st trip after being discharged? We brought her to Babyland at PJ SS2 when she was 2 days old.

10 days old, a day trip to Malacca. Why? Wanted to bring her near a coast line and it is good for the mummy too to get out of the house. Took forever to get there as every 45 minutes would stop to lift her off the seat to hold her for 10-15 minutes before continuing the journey.

20 days old, brought to Genting for 2 nites as I had an event. I finally for the first time knew my then Alfa MiTo could be driven at 90km/h on the highway and it could be driven slow up that road to Genting. Would drive 10-15 minutes, then stop as was very afraid her ears couldn't take the pressure. She slept through the entire journey.

30 days old, brought to Penang for 5d/4n also for an event. Took 11 hours to get to Penang as drove 20 minutes stop 10 minutes or longer. I became very familiar with all the RnR stops and lay-bys.

45 days old, brought to Cameron Highlands for a week. We did lots of stops and get out of car along the way. Took 8 hours to arrive our hotel. This one was done together with another family that had a 23 day old son, a maid and a grandmother.

100 days old, brought on her first flight to Phuket. Best tip?? Time the feedings so the entire time during take off the baby is being breastfed. Entire flight was drama free.

Supposedly mountain and coastal air is good for both mummy and baby.

When we had our 2nd, did something fairly similar too except Genting was replaced with Frasers' Hill.

Best advice on travelling with a young baby?? Forget schedules, time tables and itineraries. If it is a travel for business that the wife is tagging along leave early as you WILL be needing to make lots of stops.

On staying in hotels? Try to stay in the best ones you can afford as higher end hotels are far better at accommodating a baby than lower end ones and try to keep sleeping arrangements to be as close as possible to that at home.

Regrets??? Wish I had made time to bring them on more trips.

Advice for dads : Take care of the mummy very well during travels. smile.gif





QUOTE(nyumnyum2k @ Oct 14 2019, 10:50 AM)
Hi All

i'm a frequent traveller with my wife and baby ( about to be 1 years) 

May i know what should i invest since  i dont prefer to give puree to my baby and prefer make him porride

please advice

from my reading, its good if i invest buy a travel cooker or warmer and also storage (eg coleman )

thanks
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The best?? Buy a compact rice cooker and a hand cranked food processor. That was my wife's favored method as at that time most of those baby food makers were at its infancy and many of them took a long time to cook.

Today, the Philips Avent ones are pretty good.


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post Oct 15 2019, 07:03 PM

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post Oct 16 2019, 09:46 AM

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QUOTE(kohchuup @ Oct 15 2019, 02:46 PM)
1) travelling by car, flight, cruise or etc?
2) duration of the travel?
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travel by car . have not travel by flight yet but plan next 2 month

duration : 2--4 hours in car

thanks

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