im currently 15 weeks pregnant with bub no 1. My due date is mid october. Myself and hubby would like to go to Hawaii next year for 7-9 days before I return back to work with bub. We have been before for honeymoon and believe it be ok to take a 6 month old. Planning on going either April,may or June. Don't plan on hiring a car. Just want to know whether a 9 Hr plane trip is ideal? And what are things to consider with accommodation ect? And anything else !
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21-04-2013 12:30 #1
Traveling to Hawaii with 6 month old
26-04-2013 13:40 #2
Hello! Congrats on your pregnancy!
Don't worry about the flight, 6 months is a delightful age to travel. Travelling at night is good for them, but you won't get much sleep. Travel during the day would work too, as they usually have a couple of good sleeps at this age. I highly recommend breastfeeding! Instant calm down at that age.
If you go just before 6 months, you won't even need to worry about taking food etc for bubs which would also make things easier.
Invest in a comfortable carrier, one that you and husband are comfortable wearing and also a comfy but compact pram/stroller so bubs can have a sleep when out and about. You'll have a great time. We did it with a 14 month old and it was awesome!
26-04-2013 17:44 #3
26-04-2013 17:57 #4Senior Member
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My only concern when we travelled with a 10m old we still had to work around sleeps. So morning and afternoon sleeps was a bit of a pita!
26-04-2013 18:06 #5
We went to the US when DS2 was 5 months, so a 14 hour flight. It really wasn't that bad, much easier than when they're a little bigger and get mobile. I highly recommend requesting a bassinet; we didn't really use the bassinet but the bassinet seats have heaps more leg room
We found bottle feeding to be a problem in US hotel rooms... The rooms had coffee percolators as standard but no regular jugs so boiling water was a problem, and the hotel wouldn't let me use their microwave to sterilise so I had to use a tiny one in the gift shop. I was less than impressed
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27-04-2013 08:59 #6
27-04-2013 09:05 #7
Might be worth getting a small travel kettle or an immersion element and buying a cheap pot or something to use to boil water in (with the immerser) and then just chuck the pot out on your way home so you don't have to carry it. http://www.korjo.com/Product-Range/E...ppliances.aspx
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27-04-2013 14:37 #8
27-04-2013 15:09 #9
Do it! We travelled to the USA with our 8 month old and no issues. Def book a bassinet seat though.
As for working around sleeps, this wasn't possible for us as we were always out and about. He just slept on the car or pram or Ergo. But I have a catnapper anyway so sleeps weren't that big a deal.
DS was bottle fed and we didn't have an issue but we did rent an apartment. I am sure you could request a kettle or use of a microwave though.
08-07-2014 15:47 #10
Hey clucky14, we're heading off to Samoa in two weeks with a 6 month old on a red eye! It's only a 6 hour flight though. We think we'll be fine. I reckon you guys will be too. If there is anything i come across I think is super important to pass on I'll let you know! Very exciting!!!
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