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I was just wondering if you could give me some advice, I may need to travel interstate with a very newborn baby.
I'm a little confused about how I get a taxi from the airport to the hotel, do taxi's have car seats for babies?
Can a newborn sleep in a pram bassinet for a week, or will I require to buy a portacot
How early can a newborn fly?
And any other tips would be great...
You can book taxi's with baby seats in them.
We travelled when DD was 2 months' old however we drove the first time and then at 6 months we hired a car (which we notified the compnay and had a capsule organised).
Just let the hotel know you have a baby and they will provide a portacot. I used to take my own linen, so I knew what it had been washed in.
Good Luck. :fingerscrossed:
Lime taxis have baby seats
When you ring for the taxi you advise you need one with a baby capsule in it as you have a newborn. When getting a taxi from the airport there are usually the guys who are making sure everyone gets taxi's just go to him & he will organise one for you !
The hotel should provide a portacot when you advise them of having a bub but seriously the pram bassinette will be fine ! Boof was often in his pram downstairs asleep as this was the only way he would sleep when not in my arms !
I have flown interstate with newborns before. I have hired car seats (girlfriend picked me up with it already) and flown with my own. You are allowed to take a car seat or capsule with you, it will be wrapped in plastic and loaded last therefor unpacked first. If you are not going for long, a sling or pouch may be better than taking your pram.
A newborn baby can sleep in a pram, on a bed with cushins around it, anywhere that is comfy with a couple of pillows or rolled blankets/towels to stop it moving. Never met newborn who could roll over yet, so they can sleep where ever suits you, though like the previous posts said, most hotels will supply a portacot.
A hirecare rather than a taxi may be a better and not much more expensive option to get from the airport...cabs are pretty costly these days, where as a hire car is usually a set price. Just make sure they know you need a seat or at least a bolt for one if you decide to take your own.
Most airlines will seat you early in proceedings, not sure who you are flying with, but quantas always offered to get me a drink, as if you are bfing, putting baby in the breast during take off and landing is the best way to keep ears clear. Most staff love babies, so ask for any help you need. If not bfing, offer a bottle or dummy so bubs has something to suck on to keep ears clearing.
HTH. Have fun!!!
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