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Is this a stupid thing to do?

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alux Sun 19-Jun-05 13:32:20

Every year DH and I have gone on the Great North Walk. A 10 mile walk in the Durham Dales organised by the same people who put together the Great North Run.

This year DH wants to do the 10 miler with our to be 12 week old DD in a carrier. We can do it but can she? It works out to an all day affair by the time you drive there, set out and drive back home.

Would anyone recommend just doing the 3 mile walk and picnic with the other soft walkers and families with teeny tots?

assumedname Sun 19-Jun-05 13:34:12

Can you do it after giving birth 12 weeks ago? Respect.

footprint Sun 19-Jun-05 13:38:40

You can do it - we did our first full day hike when dd was around 3 or 4 months.

I think the most important point is what sort of carrier you have?? If it is a Baby Bjorn front carrier type, then it is NOT suitable to have the baby in for so long. We used a didymos and dd slept most of the day, she loved it. However, whatever carrier you have you have to stop regularly to let the baby recover and make sure she is not too hot.

Really the question is if YOU are up to the 10 miles with baby as one of you will have to carry the baby and the other will have to carry all the supplies. It's easier if you're breastfeeding but make sure you drink enough.

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