+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    897
    Thanks
    714
    Thanked
    313
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Holidaying with a baby - was it what you expected?

    I'm due in August with our first, and DH and I are thinking about trying to have a holiday around Christmas time. It's been years since we've been able to have a Christmas that we aren't moving house/posting immediately before or after and we'd love a holiday.
    We're thinking about getting a serviced apartment in a beach town - maybe Port Macquarie because its lovely, and we could have dinner out one or two nights while mum and dad babysit (if baby co-operates!)
    How did your first holiday with baby go? How old was your LO? In hind sight do you wish you had waited until they were older? How long did you go for? What kind of accommodation? Things you wish you had thought of first or during planning?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    3,525
    Thanks
    1,890
    Thanked
    2,539
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    You will be fine. I took DS away alone as a single parent to Hamilton island and also Fiji. Just do it, think no more about it.

  3. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Ellewood For This Useful Post:

    #Mama  (05-05-2014),Chillies  (05-05-2014),French Pear  (05-05-2014)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    339
    Thanks
    685
    Thanked
    199
    Reviews
    0
    We went on a road trip with DS when he was about 8 months old. Had a ball! Would definitely do it again! The only thing that didn't really work out was the portacot - DS wouldn't sleep in it so he snuggled in with me and DH got the single bed

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    537
    Thanks
    549
    Thanked
    190
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I took my baby to Malaysia at 2.5 mths old until she was 5 mths old to stay with my family. I also say go for it. Yes you may be getting some semblance of a routine, and that might to go to bits when you travel, But that probably would have happened anyway!

    My bub returned from Malaysia, was unsettled for a few days, then had a few good weeks with 8-9 hr stretches overnight. Then from 6 mths, that's gone to crap, and she's getting up several times a night, despite her having the same routine everyday! So don't be put off travel because you think you might disrupt bubs routine.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Piyamj For This Useful Post:

    jez  (05-05-2014)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,976
    Thanks
    3,600
    Thanked
    894
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Our first holiday was Christmas with a two month old where we flew to Qld and stayed with family. We camped when she was 4 months and then took a driving trip to Adelaide when she was 6 months where we stayed in motor inns and a holiday cottage. Have taken many holidays since then. My tips: try and make sure the place has a separate bedroom to living room. Nothing irritating when you have to sit in the dark 7pm as TV etc is in them same room as a sleeping baby.

    You probably don't have to worry too much about 4 month olds but I always try to keep in mind when dd needs a nap and plan accordingly. I also tried to make sure that was in accommodation where problem because it meant she slept longer.

    Your holiday sounds lovely

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    4,322
    Thanks
    1,552
    Thanked
    2,539
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    First holiday with bub was France and Italy when he was 4mo.

    It was perfect. They still sleep so much at that age that we had a lot of time to ourselves.
    We stayed in a beautiful villa with pool with our friends so that when bub was napping we would lie by the pool.
    We did a few very full on days in Rome and Florence and it went very well. Bub was happy in his pram and did all his naps there

    I'd say that it's better to go when they are small. Now that he is 1yo and on the move there's no way he'll be happy to spend a day in his pram...
    The flights are a lot harder now too.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    32,361
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    491
    Reviews
    9
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    I've just gotten back from a 4 day holiday interstate with my 3 month old. My mum came along with me and we stayed with family.

    It was easy, no different from being at home really, we flew so I didn't bring much. I bought a couple of changes of clothes and a few of her blankets, her pram which she slept in and I used during the day when out, because I didn't have a bouncer or swing she just layed on the floor on a blanket and loved it.

    It was honestly fine, I'd do it again and will.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,622
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,180
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We went on holiday a few weeks after the birth of our ds, it actually never crossed our mind not to take him and we just wouldn't have liked to leave him with anyone either. He was a part of our lives now, it was no longer just dh and I. That's Just how we think but not to say its right or wrong. We have just never had the inclination to holiday without our children with us, they come everywhere with us. It wouldn't feel right not having them with us. Dh and I had 14 years of just him and I, we had plenty of time of it being the 2 of us.

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Our DS1 was 15 months old and we went to Thailand. Personally I wouldnt ever go over there with such a young child again as he got incredibly sick over there. But the 5 days he wasnt sick were wonderful, they're quite easy when they're young usually, though if you have a very routine baby it may be hard

    We went to the Sunshine coast when DS3 was 9 months old and it was fantastic, we stayed in a self contained 2 bedroom apartment with the 3 kids and had an absolute blast.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    7,053
    Thanks
    6,263
    Thanked
    5,481
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - Most posts for the week ending 5/6/2014
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimberleygal1 View Post
    We went on holiday a few weeks after the birth of our ds, it actually never crossed our mind not to take him and we just wouldn't have liked to leave him with anyone either. He was a part of our lives now, it was no longer just dh and I. That's Just how we think but not to say its right or wrong. We have just never had the inclination to holiday without our children with us, they come everywhere with us. It wouldn't feel right not having them with us. Dh and I had 14 years of just him and I, we had plenty of time of it being the 2 of us.
    ? I dont see anyone suggesting the OP doesnt take her baby with her?

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  13. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to peanutmonkey For This Useful Post:

    BbBbBh  (05-05-2014),beebs  (05-05-2014),DJ Nette  (05-05-2014),Funnels  (05-05-2014),MsViking  (05-05-2014),nicole83  (05-05-2014),WorkingClassMum  (05-05-2014)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-02-2014, 21:12
  2. When things don't go as expected!
    By Levels26 in forum IVF
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 18-09-2013, 09:03
  3. Is being a parent what you expected?
    By BlueLips in forum General Chat
    Replies: 72
    Last Post: 10-07-2013, 11:27

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Riverton Leisureplex
An Extreme Family Pass at Riverton Leisureplex is the ultimate way to cool off during the summer school holidays. The $30 Pass allows pool and waterslide access for 2 adults and 2 children, as well as a drink, popcorn and an icy pole for each person.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Tribalance
TriBalance is a physio, yoga & pilates studio in Brisbane's inner north, offering specialised women's health physiotherapy services. Weekly pregnancy yoga classes are scheduled at the studio on Thursdays 1- 2pm and Saturdays 1-2:15pm.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!