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Driving to Poland with new baby??

anja_rose 3 | 37  
8 Nov 2009 /  #1
hey all =)
i recently found out i am pregnant ..i am due in june and we always have holiday at the end of summertime, we spend two weeks with my other half's family in malopolska.

we have a few things we wanted to take and with a new baby i am sure i will have heaps more stuff than usual..........

basically i want to drive but is this impossible?? has any one done what age is it an option, i am feeling prob we will fly...does any one have experience of either.

thanks xx
Mr Grunwald 33 | 2,147  
8 Nov 2009 /  #2
i am feeling prob we will fly...

Please spare the torture for the other passangers!
My mom and dad were driving across Norway, Sweden taking a ship into Poland and they turned out fine! (Except for the one Swedish guy wich were 100% sure we were hiding something since my dad is Polish) -.-
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
8 Nov 2009 /  #3
basically i want to drive but is this impossible

if you are happy to make stops for nappy changes, feeding, then all should be ok

plan your journey first.
8 Nov 2009 /  #4
You'll need to get a car seat that allows the baby to lie flat but long car journeys aren't recommended - babies spines are still really soft at that age and they get squashed up quite easily. Talk to your health visitor about it. They sleep most of the time at that age though so flying should be a doddle - it's the toddlers that are a nightmare on planes.
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
8 Nov 2009 /  #5
but is this impossible??

Not impossible but you might need a bigger car. ;) Driving would give you the chance to stop here and there if the baby is unsettled but, of course, flying would be quicker.

Talk to your health visitor about it.

Yep. Before you decide on either option definitely take as much advice on board as possible.

Enjoy your holiday and congratulations on the baby news. :)
OP anja_rose 3 | 37  
12 Nov 2009 /  #6
thanks all, im new to this so appreciate advice!! i have a lot to think about...!xx

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