How early can/ would you travel with an infant?

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jamie posted this 28 December 2018

My baby will be born in May and my family wants to visit my sister in Germany in August...how early would you fly with a baby? 

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Jenny posted this 24 March 2019

Early travel with an infant is risky. Especially prolonged overseas travel. I would talk to you pediatrician about recommended vaccines for one. I'm not sure how long the flight is, but I would also consider how damaging it could potentially be on the baby's ears if that's a factor. 

Destiny posted this 21 March 2019

We had to travel with our daughter at 3 months and everything went great! they sleep most of the time and when they are up then want food and just to sight see!

loren posted this 21 March 2019

We didn't have to travel with out children until my son was around 6 months old but I would say if you had to, its safe to travel with newborns as early at 4 months.

Yasmin posted this 20 March 2019

I would do early travel with a baby around 4-5 months! I think that's a good time to be comfortable relationship with baby and know when they are mad or ready to eat or something isn't right and know how tot end to it in a long car ride or up in the air!

Kendall posted this 20 March 2019

I would definitely ask your pediatrician, and going from there I would do what you feel comfortable with. 

Laila posted this 19 March 2019

now that I am on my second child I think I would feel comfortable with early travel with an infant at 3 months.

lauren posted this 18 March 2019

First time I traveled with my daughter she was 3 years old, we don't get out much. But knowing what I know now as a mom I would traveling with my newborn as early as 5 months,. they are pretty easy and sleep and nap for a long time. you kind of got the hang of it by now and know your little human pretty well to comfort them during the flight if anything does happen.

Sydni posted this 18 March 2019

I didn't want to do early travel with an infant, but my fiancé had a be meeting we couldn't miss and didn't have family close enough to watch our son, it would have just been too expensive, so we gave in and our son was 3 months when we had to do our trip! he did fine, slept most of the way, he cried and was only hungry and need a diaper change so that was an easy fix. other then that, nothing went wrong.

Harmony posted this 18 March 2019

I would ask your pediatrician. I've seen people traveling with VERY young babies so I would say a 3 or 4 month old would be fine.

Kaci posted this 18 March 2019

I think that's plenty of time on the ground. You should be fine flying with a 3/4 month old. They always say to make sure they nurse or take a bottle at takeoff and landing to pop their ears. Pinterest has a ton of good ideas and hacks as well for traveling with a baby.

Jacqueline posted this 18 March 2019

I'm not sure if there are any set rules for when infants can travel but I'm sure the pediatrician will have some good advice for you. Personally, I wouldn't travel by plane until the baby is at least 9 months or so but that's just me. Maybe sooner by car. Another country I'd probably not do until after a year. 

Rene posted this 17 March 2019

Early travel with an infant can be tricky sometimes. I didn't start traveling with my babies until they were at least 2.5 to 3 months. That was just in the car. I don't fly much because I don't like to fly but if I had to, I'd probably wait until at least 6 months. 

Alaysia posted this 14 March 2019

If it a car drive, I don't mind traveling around 4 months. we don't travel by plane much so I doubt I would ever be in the position of early travel with an infant, but I would think ideal 6 months or more would be easier for me.

Shaunice posted this 13 March 2019

early travel with an infant is subjective, some babies are easier than others and some people have more help than others. i think i remember the doctor saying 3 months until the baby is safe to be around population. i am positive i waited at least 4-5 months until i even brought her to the grocery store or friends and family house. 

Lorie posted this 11 March 2019

Yes, I would defiantly check with pediatrician first concerning vaccinations! Other than that I think you would be fine at 3 months.  Any age travel with small children are hectic so don't limit yourself because of that you will both get through it!

Krista posted this 11 March 2019

I'd limit it as much as possible since little ones are so susceptible to germs. As far as early travel with an infant... I imagine it would vary baby by baby. Not every delivery goes the same and not every baby is as healthy/strong as others. I would talk with your pediatrician. It also depends on how long that flight is.

Carmen posted this 08 March 2019

We went on a 4 day road trip with baby at six months. After that I feel that a plan ride would be a piece of cake, especially since a three month would be sleeping a lot of the time. 

Pepper posted this 08 March 2019

I'll try to push travelling as far as possible. We'll travel only when absolutely necessary. Perhaps after 1 year, I'll be less rigid.

Kathleen posted this 08 March 2019

I traveled with my daughter at 2 months bc we were going to visit family for a wedding. It takes a bit more effort but it's definitely doable. I would just make sure you can get the vaccinations before you go and just talk to your pediatrician with concerns.

Gigi posted this 08 March 2019

Hmm. Great idea! Never thought about it that way. I'll bear that  in mind. Thanks for sharing.

I have heard that it is better to start early to get baby used to travelling.  However the first few months are probably going to be hard without even leaving the house so I would wait and see how you feel before making the commitment to go!  

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