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Can I go away with 8 week old?

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prufrock · 24/05/2004 12:42

My Mum wants me, dd (2) ds (will be 8 weeks) to go on holiday with her, db (23) dsis (16) for a week. I'm kind of thinking it would be great - db and dsis are wonderful with dd so I'll get a break from her constant demands, and I figure ds is at the most portable stage, especially as I am bf. But can I fly with such a young baby? (DH says I'm mad to consider it)
We want to do a cheap and cheerful, prob s/c in Spain or France at the end of June- it won't be too hot for ds will it? And if you think it's a good idea does anybody know any good websites to find such a holiday.

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twiglett · 24/05/2004 12:45

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papillon · 24/05/2004 12:50

go for it - it is supposed to easier when they are really young compared to when they are running around!

I recommend a sling... baby can sleep in there when you are out and about - I see loads of young mums with babies sleeping in a sling where i live

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papillon · 24/05/2004 12:55

just had to post this - gorgeous site


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dinosaur · 24/05/2004 12:57

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Blu · 24/05/2004 13:14

We took DS to a greek island in September when he was 9 weeks and it was brilliant. Flying is never easier than that!

Try lastminute.com. We just had a lovely week on the Costa Brava, beautiful, easy to travel to, and not at all touristy (if you avoid the Loret/Blane stretch.)

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serenequeen · 24/05/2004 15:21

i think it is a great idea. i'm also hoping to do something similar after dd has arrived, having left our first foreign holiday with ds until he was a crawler - madness!

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AlanP · 24/05/2004 16:02

We took our youngest ds2 to Majorca when he was only 5 weeks and it was fine, being that young meant he was the least problem.

I don't know how the passport rules apply now though.

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tiredemma · 24/05/2004 16:14

i took ds2 to majorca last year when he was 8 weeks old, he was no trouble at all and i really enjoyed the holiday, he slept all the way over on the plane and all the way back.
babies do need thier own passports now though.

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