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... To take 3wk old on three hour train journey to stay with my family...

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Boatmum1 Fri 14-Oct-16 18:50:11

... Because DH has some sort of gastric virus that isn't shifting, and I feel like it's a matter of time before Me or bebs catch it?!

I'm EBF, feel really well, baby is doing well, not very whingey, happy enough to eat and sleep most of the day and we've been spending afternoons out (up to 4 hours) since he was 5 days old- I feel v comfortable feeding or changing him wherever we are.

Am I mad to schlepp three hours by train with the baby, so I can stay at my parents for a week?? feel like as DH is quarantined, I'm totally unsupported with baby at home, and it's starting to make me feel a bit miserable - at least at my mums I've got some support - even if it's just grabbing me tea while I BF, or watching baby while I go to the
Loo... Also mum has copied my co-sleeping set up for me in the spare room, so we can keep up the same routines we have at home...

That said- is baby too young for a 3 hour train journey? Am I mad to think it's okay?

SpotTheDuck Fri 14-Oct-16 18:51:44

It's fine! Can't see any reason why not to.

EsmesBees Fri 14-Oct-16 18:52:42

You'll be fine on the train. Train tracks is actually much easier when they are tiny and only want to sleep and feed. We did a similar trip at 5 weeks and it was fine, although I did upgrade to first class and was glad of the extra space.

coocoocachew Fri 14-Oct-16 18:52:46

It's fine! I'd do it

EsmesBees Fri 14-Oct-16 18:53:12

Or even train travel is much easier...

MargaretCabbage Fri 14-Oct-16 18:53:29

Not mad, it's okay if you're feeling up to it. I have a three week old baby and feel great, I'd happily do that journey.

I took my eldest on a long train journey when he was very young, the tricky bit was dealing with explosive poos on a moving train. A few weeks later we did it again and our train hit and killed a person unfortunately, and we were stuck on there for hours, so be prepared with lots of snacks and drinks for you just in case.

Soubriquet Fri 14-Oct-16 18:53:37


The baby would be fine on a train trip. No problem with that.

But I'm not entirely sure you need to flee the situation either

5madthings Fri 14-Oct-16 18:54:18

Sounds like a good idea to go to your mums where you can rest, baby will be fine.

StrongerThanIThought76 Fri 14-Oct-16 18:55:12

I took mine for exactly the same reasons for the same length journey at 4 weeks. Good on you for getting out and about.

Only things to consider are stairs at stations and if you're taking a car seat so you can go out in the car at your parents'.

Good luck!

MontePulciana Fri 14-Oct-16 18:57:12

They'll just sleep. Go for it!

StrawberryQuik Fri 14-Oct-16 18:57:45

It'll be fine, baby will just sleep hopefully!

Go to your mums and get looked after, rather than spending the week worrying about catching the bug.

SpotTheDuck Fri 14-Oct-16 18:59:25

If taking a pram you can book into the disabled seats on trains so you can sit by the pram, and at a lot of stations you can book assistance in advance to help you get pram onto/off the train, although strangers are generally v helpful anyway!

blueturtle6 Fri 14-Oct-16 19:00:41

Do it, I did it at five weeks. Take plenty of snacks as impossible to her to the buffet car. Ask at station where the disabled seat in carriage is, if it isn't booked, put pram there save getting baby out

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