The Healthy Back Blog: For mums

Going on holiday with a 4 month old! by louisehampton
September 14, 2009, 1:11 pm
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Sorry for not blogging for a little while but I have been on holiday. We took Toby on his first holiday to Scotland which involved his first flight. instead of taking his main buggy with us which is quite heavy I bought a cheap buggy off amazon for just £35 and it was excellent. It was so much lighter so moving it in and out of the car constantly was not a problem.

Cheap, light buggy

Cheap, light buggy

Flying was a great way to get to Edinburgh as it is not good for babies to spend prolonged periods in car seats so if we had driven we would have had to stop many times. Toby was fine on the flight we fed him as we took up to help with his ears but it did not bother him at all and he was asleep both times as we landed!
Toby being fed on the plane

With his milk I took the cartons which were a lot easier than trying to add the powder. When we went through security I had two of the cartons in my hand luggage and they just made me put one lot into a bottle and watched me take a sip.

We hired a car seat with the hire car and that saved us having to take our own car seat with us which would have just been one more thing to carry. Hotels provided travel cots for Toby to sleep in but bending to pick him out of it wasn’t the best thing for the back so i made sure he was almost asleep in my arms before putting him down to save me having to keep picking him up.

Overall travelling was not too much of a problem so I’d definitely do it again.

Toby on the beach


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Comment by Tnelson

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Comment by RobD

Great buy
We really enjoy this travel system. Having a car seat that fits into both the base and the stroller allowed us to leave our sleeping daughter undisturbed when moving her in/out of the car. Being off of work for 3 months, I didn’t have to feel cooped at home when I could easily take my daughter to the store or the park. As big as the stroller is compared to umbrella strollers, we still prefer to take it, because the diaper bag and other items fit easily underneath, the seat-back folds down (allowing sleep or diaper changes), and it has THREE cupholders, 2 side pockets that can hold other items (burp cloth, bottled water, toys), and a little compartment for sunglasses or cell phone. The basket underneath is accessible hands-free by pressing up or down on the basket with your foot. The stroller fits in the trunk of our compact Saturn 4-door, or if necessary, in the front passenger seat (upside-down to fit in the wide wheels, which are anyway relatively easy to remove). The loaded stroller is easy to guide with one hand, so I can push it if I happen to be carrying my daughter. The stroller is sturdy and smooth enough to take down the street, on paved park paths, and we always use it on the packed sand at the beach (it even works over the brief path over the unpacked sand, if you go backwards). In her car seat in the stroller, she could get complete protection from the sun and light rain with the two canopies, although I found that a draped blanket allowed for more air flow. We took the whole system on a 10-day trip, which included a flight out of town, and I felt like our load was lighter than those we took before our daughter was born. At 6 months, she has just outgrown the car seat (but she’s basically off-the-charts in her height/weight), but we still use the stroller now that she can sit up.

Comment by Mark

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