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Traveling With a 13 month old!

We will be leaving in a little bit to go on our first vacation with our son. He will be 13 months old. We will be flying and then going on a cruise for 5 days. Does anyone have any plane or cruise tips for me? I am worried about how his naps and bedtime will be on the cruise, since we will obviously be sharing a very small room. Help!!!!

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Asked by LehmanJess at 4:18 PM on Nov. 6, 2010 in Travel

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  • wow a cruise with a baby> That is brave!!! I have no idea but I wanted to say good luck and have fun!! I bump ya to!

    Answer by But_Mommie at 4:20 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • Travel is always made more difficult with young children. I have never been on a plane nor a cruise ship. It sounds like fun! All I can say is don't get too frustrated with less naps or less space- enjoy your vacation!!! Good luck, sorry I have no advice. Have a blast!

    Answer by Sharell8710 at 4:21 PM on Nov. 6, 2010

  • You will want to be over prepared with toys, coloring stuff if he colors, books, etc. Make sure he has something to do. I would possibly invest in a portable DVD player. We recently took a road trip with one and it was a life saver! Also, I'm not qualified to give medical advice, obviously, but you could ask your pediatrician if you can give children's benadryl on the plane or something similar. We flew when my son was 6 months old and our pediatrician told us what a safe dose would be for a baby his size so that taking off wouldn't bother him and he fell asleep as we were ascending. He took normal naps once we reached our destination, but we always have trouble with him being constipated while traveling and on trips. Good luck!

    Answer by JJsMoMMy519 at 9:15 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • Its fine I just traveled with my 5 month old on a 12 hour trip

    Answer by jessesmama22 at 7:26 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

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