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07-04-2015 20:01 #11Senior Member
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07-04-2015 20:05 #12
I'd be more p!sses off with your DH for expecting you too!!
I think it's completely ridiculous and selfish of BOTH of them. No way would I even entertain the thought.
07-04-2015 20:05 #13
No, I would not do it.
I drove 6 hrs alone with my Bub around the same age and will never do it again. It was too long and she hardly slept. I got about 2 hrs away from home and she completely had a melt down. Horrible experience.
07-04-2015 20:08 #14
07-04-2015 20:12 #15
Don't they say that to calculate the driving time with a bub involved you basically double it? So you're talking ten-twelve hours at least.
07-04-2015 20:14 #16
I don't think its fair on you or your DD. 7 hours is just too long for anyone, especially an infant. It's lovely that your MIL wants to meet baby but I would just explain that it really isn't a feasible plan. I honestly wouldn't even entertain the idea. I would tell DP it's ridiculous to even think that it might happen - you have a trip already organised and MIL will have to wait. It's not a bias thing, you wouldn't put DD through that for anyone.
Be an advocate for yourself! Your MIL and DH asked - you said no. No one can force you to do this and you absolutely shouldn't be bullied into.
07-04-2015 20:15 #17
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07-04-2015 20:17 #19
I had a fair bit of experience doing long hauls with bubs.
So on average every hour you will need to pull up for anywhere between 5 to 30 mins. To change nappies or feed or just resettle bub.
So now your 7 hour trip is more like 10 plus hours.
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07-04-2015 20:17 #20
I wouldn't do it. Particularly, if you are driving by yourself with the baby. And like PP have mentioned does the 7 hours factor in stopping for feeds, nappy changes, breaks for you etc... It would be a bit of a marathon for an hour visit!
Hope you can get out of this one!
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