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    Hi All,

    I am going to Switzerland for 2 weeks in Sept and my son will be 5 months old. We are travelling via Dubai and have a one night stopover in Cyprus before coming back to Cyprus for a 1 week beach holiday staying in an apartment.

    In Switzerland we will be travelling by train and up into the Alps, hope it won't be snowing 😨

    Bub is a boy (a good feeder lol) and exclusively breastfed.

    Would you recommend delaying solids until after we're back home? I'm worried it will be difficult finding or making good purée food before Cyprus but latest research says starting solids at 4 months is best to reduce allergies. Also nappies might be worse when on solids?

    We have a carrier and reclining stroller as Many have recommended, hopefully bub will sleep on the move but I will try and keep one nap in the hotel each day. Any other advice is welcome!
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    I would delay. Food isn't necessary at that age, so the less you need to lug around with you, the better

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    The latest research and still the current recommendation is to start around 6 months and then all foods can be given after that ( except honey) as you are travelling I would definitely wait - breast feeding until 6 months is still the most important thing

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    Do you have allergies in your family that you are concerned about? If there was no particular imperative I would wait. Honestly they "eat" so little at that age it's just not worth it unless there are other reasons to commence.

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    I'm in the UK and they're really adamant about waiting until 6 months unless medically necessary. All the research I've read says four months is based on outdated research.

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    Nappies def get worse when food is involved. If bub is happy then stay as you are. We did a kitchen renovation when #2 was 5-6mo, I gave him tastes of things here and there but didn't officially start giving him "meals" until 7ish months. To be honest, prepping food is more work for yourself - enjoy the ease of bf'ing whilst enjoying your amazing holiday

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    We tried bannana before 6 months but everything else after

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