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Holiday with a 6 month old - Prague OK? Or Italian Lakes?

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mummytosteven · 26/06/2004 23:48

Hi everyone - planning on a four day break with me, my mum and ds September time. Just occurred to me that since Prague has cobbled streets, it may not be the ideal place for a 6 month old in a buggy (he'll be 6 months in September). He hates his sling now - gets very cross when he wakes up in it. Does anyone have any views on Prague or Italian lakes as a holiday destination with a baby? Thanks

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LIZS · 27/06/2004 08:37

Never been to Prague but have done Italian/ Swiss lakes. We've done Lake Lugano and surrounds with kids (Lakes Como and Maggiore are close by) and Lake Garda before kids. Both are very family orientated, relaxed, climate good, food informal but good. From Lugano you can easily get to Milan for a day trip by public transport in about an hour and there are mountains accessible by train and cable car very easily for great views and short walks. From Lake Garda you can get to Verona in an hour, or even Venice, but that would be a long trip with baby. You would find cobbled areas in many of the towns so it might still be worth taking the sling too, or perhaps invest in a back carrier so he can see out more.

Hiring a car would open up more trips but probably not necessary.

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Tartegnin · 28/06/2004 09:32

Much as I love Prague, I'd go for the Italian lakes. Your guess on the cobblestones is correct and they really did in our lightweight stroller. It's such a walking city, too, so if you're not mobile, you won't enjoy as much.

Enjoy the lakes and save Prague for when you baby is old enough to walk and enjoy.

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Hulababy · 28/06/2004 09:37

WE took DD to Lake Garda - to Riva in fact - last summer. She was older at 15 months. It was a beautiful place and the Italians were so incredibly family friendly. Dd was allowed in anywahere and everywhere and she was fussed over by all the Italians - young and old, even teenage boys wanted to come and say Chou (sp?) to her.

We bought nappies over there. We took formual sachets with us. DD was having normal food but hen, but they did do ranges of baby food in the shops.

There are a selection of photos on here - password is hulababy - to give you a idea of what it was like.

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