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    Default Holiday - travelling with kids advice pls

    We are going on a 5 week international holiday soon, we will be driving around a fair bit and I'm considering leaving the pram at home and just using ergo and/or hug a bub for 4 month old and 3 year old will just have to walk. Has anyone done this?

    I'm concerned the pram won't fit in the hire car boot along with our luggage and I'm not sure how much it would get used anyway.

    Oh and we are taking the kids car seats with us so a lot of luggage etc when we get land.
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    Could you just buy a cheap Kmart style stroller once you are there if you get desperate for one. That way you aren't lugging around a pram for no reason

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    I took a pram overseas for our 6 week trip, but it was compact and I didn't take car seats (I rented them there). I knew we would be traversing lots of cobblestone streets etc, so I made sure it was good quality with good wheels.

    My youngest went in the ergo most of the time; eldest (3 at the time) went in the pram and sometimes walked. When he walked we would sometimes put youngest in the pram (ergos are great, but I struggle wearing them all day).

    It was good to have the pram for long days when eldest needed a nap or rest (saved us from lugging him around) and good for those ergo breaks. It probably served its best purpose as a bed at dinner time though, if we were out at a restaurant and eldest wanted to lie down.

    I would take one again, for sure.

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    Ditto what the others say. We have travelled a fair bit with the kids and a pram is a must. You can get a lot further!

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    If you are taking car seats to Europe or the US they won't fit in their cars as Aus and NZ are the only countries with top tether straps.

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    I think you need a pram, definitely.

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    We definitely needed to use a pram on our Europe trip. We bought a cheap stroller type and it got used every day. It was also great around crowds/roads etc as it was much safer having DS strapped in to something so he couldn't wonder off

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    I would take a pram. Unless you are doing a resort style holiday, where you mostly stay in one spot, you will usually do a lot of walking around. I don't think that there would be many 3 year olds that could walk that much every day.

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    We just bought a stroller at Babies at Us so we don't have to take the big pram on hols. Leave for NZ in 5 weeks, yay!

    Have people used those travel bags to put your pram/stroller in on the plane or did you just check it in 'loose'?

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    For short trips eg nz, I don't bother with a bag..

    Of course though if it were an expensive pram I'd definitely use a bag.

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