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Skiing with 9 week old

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Porrittnathalie123 Wed 22-Feb-17 14:16:44

We had skiing holiday booked before I found out I was pregnant. Baby will be 9 weeks old when we go. Is it ok to take a baby this young, Any tips or advice??

trixymalixy Wed 22-Feb-17 14:21:42

I went abroad with my DD when she was about this age, so not necessarily a problem, however a skiing holiday is a bit different.

You will need a passport though and it might not come through in time especially if the baby is late.

If you've had a c section you might not be in any fit state to ski never mind get on a plane.

If you're breastfeeding then might be difficult to get enough of a break to get some runs in.

FiveGoMadInDorset Wed 22-Feb-17 14:26:59

Stupid question but who will look after your baby while you are skiing?

Ladybirdtinselturd Wed 22-Feb-17 14:29:10

Even if you have a vaginal delivery you may not be ready to ski. I had internal and external stitches that still hurt getting out the car at that point, never mind skiing shock

PuntCuffin Wed 22-Feb-17 14:30:07

Assuming all goes well and you don't have a section, baby comes on time (might be only 7 weeks old if overdue) are able to get a passport in time etc., what will you do with the baby while skiing? Most childcare in resort won't take them before 4 months old. We had to plan very carefully round this with one of ours as we were going with friends who had a not quite 2 year old and there was only one week when ours was old enough for creche and theirs wasn't old to have to pay full whack.

I have taken both mine when months old rather than weeks and was able to express on the mountain etc so that is manageable but it wasn't easy and I found it hard to be apart from them then, let alone doing it with a 9 week old.

Lindy2 Wed 22-Feb-17 14:36:39

Some holidays with a relatively newborn would be fine but I don't think a ski holiday is one of them.

Porrittnathalie123 Wed 22-Feb-17 15:10:57

Sorry I should have been clearer, baby is born and it was a normal birth. I am not planning on skiing anymore, as I am breastfeeding and I don't want to risk injuring myself and I don't want to leave baby, I was just s little concerned about altitude for baby?

PuntCuffin Wed 22-Feb-17 15:34:42

Unless you are skiing in the Himalayas, it'll be fine. grin Plenty of people in ski resorts live there with babies.

savagehk Wed 22-Feb-17 15:37:15

We did this, baby was 10 weeks old. I didn't even think about the altitude issue till later. If you are on the slopes longer than about 3 hours before returning to baby you may feel your boobs are about to explode though :D It was my first time skiing and I was at ski school mornings (OH looked after baby), then he went out and I looked after baby.

Porrittnathalie123 Wed 22-Feb-17 16:10:14

That's great thank you

LIZS Wed 22-Feb-17 16:14:46

Altitude can be an issue. We were advised not to take dd above 2000m , when living locally. It can also suddenly get bitterly cold. In cablecars you can get issues with ears popping too which can be particularly uncomfortable for babies.

savagehk Wed 22-Feb-17 16:20:54

Agreed with LIZS. Baby stayed in the village / chalet we'd hired, didn't go up the cable car.

He's been twice more and last time (just over 2) he enjoyed going up in the cable car, but once suddenly turned a funny colour and threw up (luckily I caught it in the waterproof nappy bag... he's not normally one for throwing up!).

mycavitiesareempty Sat 25-Feb-17 16:45:16

Also agree with LIZS. We took DD when she was about 15 weeks and she stopped BF. Could have been a coincidence but I suspect not.

Still goes right off her food now, to a lesser extent, every time we go to the mountains.

On the other hand, my son is completely unaffected and also seemed to be as a baby.

If neither bio parent is particularly sensitive to altitude effects, though, I'd say you're in with a fighting chance of it all being fine. Which resort and how high?

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