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Thumbs Up Taking Your New Born On Holiday

Longhaul holiday.

Seems to be the in thing with a lot of people now.

It's good to share baby-jetleg at 4AM with everyone, I guess.

Down to modern mindfulness, maybe?
And wanting your newborn to really experience everything this world has to offer?

Along with taking all the limited luggage space on trains up with all the requisite baby paraphernalia. And holding up the super efficient train system while everyone helps to unload?


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They should leave them at home with a carton of milk and a box of cornflakes. Selfish bastids.
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I don't think you're meant to give solid food when they've not been weaned.
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Why would you? We took our youngest to Cornwall when he was about 3 months old and that was a ****ing nightmare. A long haul flight would be hell.
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But you don't have all the cabin-crew/staff on the trains, planes and hotels (and other passengers and guests) to help you out in a car?
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My boy will be 9 months in July and I'm dreading a short haul flight but us parents are in need of Sun and beach
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Nah, you need a 2 week cultural trip to Japan.
All the hip cool parents are doing it.
High 20s and humid too. Perfect weather for a
jetlagged 9 month kiddie.
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Nah, you need a 2 week cultural trip to Japan.
All the hip cool parents are doing it.
High 20s and humid too. Perfect weather for a
jetlagged 9 month kiddie.
Who are you out with Nev ??

Btw not a cloud in the sky in Belfast....pure sun....and a tarmac melting ....13C....lol
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I don't think you're meant to give solid food when they've not been weaned.
I bow to your “mumsnet” knowledge.
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Nah, you need a 2 week cultural trip to Japan.
All the hip cool parents are doing it.
High 20s and humid too. Perfect weather for a
jetlagged 9 month kiddie.
This is hilarious and I'm sure it happens, but any votes on the shortest flight to nice weather location ratio from London. Cornwall is pretty too but went last year.
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Who are you out with Nev ??

Flying solo.

Although there's an AO meeting here tonight if anyine wants to join...
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We took our 6 month old to South Africa. He slept like a log all the way, no problems. It was a mate’s wedding so we had no option but to take him. I wanted to feed him to the Kruger lions, but Mrs rxe made me bring him home.
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I don’t recall any dramas with my two or the grandkids and we’ve done loads of long and short haul flights.

Preparation and planning is key, plenty of drinks, snacks, games, books and giving them attention rather than ignoring them while you watch the movies.

I’m more annoying while traveling than any of my kids have ever been.
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What games do <1 year-olds play? I can't see them grasping the rules of Uno ...


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My youngest grandson who is eight months old loves a game of cribbage.

It’s keeps him quiet for hours.
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I reckon Miss Bazza was at least 3 when we first dared take her on a plane. And that was only about 2 hours to Portugal.
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I don’t recall any dramas with my two or the grandkids and we’ve done loads of long and short haul flights.

Preparation and planning is key, plenty of drinks, snacks, games, books and giving them attention rather than ignoring them while you watch the movies.

I’m more annoying while traveling than any of my kids have ever been.
Same here - (children and grandchildren) - planning is all.
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planning is all.
Certainly is. . . helped us remain childfree!
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okay sorry to revive this, but Portugal has been vetoed by the missus as being probably too hot, now the outlaws have suggested Normandy or the llike, the plus is we can drive over, and I can avoid an airport in August. Has anyone been to this part of France, I get the impression the beaches are like Margate, and the villages are 1 bistro 1 bar type places, but someone tell me it's not so
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Drive a little further to Brittany. Lots of great places, ancient towns, sandy beaches and attractive countryside.
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I've witnessed plenty of people sunburn their babies over the years.
(Longhaul back from Guadeloupe springs to mind. That bright red
nipper had a real set of lungs. 9 hours at full volume. ) And this was
before noise-cancelling headphones mind!

Push back and say hot climes are a good experience.

Northern France: Why bother? Just stay in the UK.


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MrsDibnah and the Dibnettes just returned from half term in Jersey.

Squeezyjet from Gatwick to Jersey was 37 minutes in the air. Nice beaches, plenty of walks, no traffic jams, cheap buses and taxis and they speaka-da-langa. She even found a pizza express. The Dibnettes love a pizza express.

What's not to like. It's sort of staying in the UK but feels like you've been on holiday.

Only trouble is she's come back with a purse full of funny Jersey money. What's that all about?!? Is it legal tender here in the motherland?

Anyway - from now on we will be popping to Jersey for short haul summer trips.

(as a footnote on how convenient it is, Dibnette minor decided to sprout chickenpox while out there so rather than infecting a plane load of people they just came back on the ferry instead and I picked them up from Poole. 4hrs 40mins on the boat and cost 60 quid each for a single. If they'd been in Tenerife or Majorca that would have been a bit of a disaster).
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Liking the Dibnette moniker.
Very much looking forward to seeing this family group of singing steeplejacks one day on Jersey's Got Talent.
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See. People can be reasonable.

No one in business wants to see or hear your brats.
Stick them back in coach for the hoi polloi to deal with.

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See. People can be reasonable.

No one in business wants to see or hear your brats.
Stick them back in coach for the hoi polloi to deal with.

I'm not sure on this one, either all go economy or get your money out for your kids, tight arses
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