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is it safe to travel with a 5 week old?

my boyfriend lives in another town that is an hour away. he always make me and the baby come up there and stay the night. when we get there she does fine but at night she cries and cries. then when we get home she's fine.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Oct. 11, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • its not a familar place for her. when my son was almost 5 months old me and him took a greyhound bus from southern alabama all the way to the middle of michigan. he was upset for the first half but then did fine. Now when we got to my inlaws house he was fine at first, but at night he wasnt happy, it took about 4 night for him to get use to it. the more and more you take her there and stay the night, she will get use to it. just be patient

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • its safe to travel. but she is just out of her comfort zone. my daughter does the same thing, she can really only be away from home for so long before getting super cranky.

    Answer by GwenythsMom at 12:52 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • its not a problem at all to travel with her... but if you keep pulling her out of her "home" then she will keep crying. She needs to know what her home is. If you switch the house all the time she wont be able to figure that out and you will have to deal with her crying. Which is not good. Your boyfriend should come to you guys and not make you drive back and forth with that little girl. its kind of selfish from your boyfriend to make u come up there and your little baby, when this little girl needs her own bed.

    good luck.

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 1:02 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Its not home for her. It's like when you sleep somewhere new and always wake up and are not comfortable.

    Answer by Charity711 at 1:29 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • i would say yes it is safe comfortable not really. even though they sleep most of the time they need routine and familiarity and security. how ever this will probably be the last chance you really get before they hit the toddler age once they hit that stage they cant stand being in the car for more than half an hour. so best of luck. lol

    Answer by nikki-blu at 5:05 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

  • Try to make her stay there similar to at home. For example, when we travel we bring our babys blankets and music that he listens to at night. And his bedtime routine is the same no matter where we go... he always gets a bath, breastfeeds, then daddy takes him and lays him down.
    So try a routine and make sure everything that can be the same for her is the same.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:52 PM on Oct. 11, 2008

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