Baby S First Trip

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lynnstress - May 15

My son is 5 months old, and we'll be taking his first car trip over Memorial weekend. Hubby says he does not want to stop whenever there's a burping or diaper change needed. Granted, the trip will be about 12 hours, with stops for gas and feeding. My sister said that burping and even diapering in the car is the only way to go. I told hubby that they agreed with him; he was very surprised about that (me too)! I also think that we should bring the playpen for him to sleep in. Should we see how it works by bringing it out now to get him to nap in it? Thanks.

 

SonyaM - May 15

I HIGHLY consider not having baby out of the carrier while the car is moving. It may take more time, but in the end it is the safest option. We are also taking baby on his first care ride (he will be almost 9 months) but only a 2-3 hour drive. We are taking the pack n play for him to sleep in at the condo. Depending on where you are going, there may be a portable crib available for you to use. Good luck, be safe and have fun.

 

HannahBaby - May 15

We took my daughter to NC when she was 3 months old. it took us 13 hours stopping for feeding/burping/changing. We tried feeding her in the car the first time and she puked everywhere because i could not burp her and i think that they motion while eating made her sick. Sure, it may take longer but what are you going to do when you have a 3 year old who has to use the potty every 2 hours?? PLEASE dont be irresponsable and take your child out of the car seat while in motion. Not only is it illegal (and if you get caught have fun explaining that one to child protective services) but its SO DANGEROUS.....when people try to cut corners and save time people get hurt

 

YC - May 15

Lynnstress I took Kai on her first roadtrip a few weeks ago. It was only 3 hours and she and I made the trip alone because as you know db just had surgery. Luckily she slept about 2 and 1/2 hours of the trip so I never had to stop. I took her pack and play with me. I just didnt want to have to worry about where she would sleep. She did great in it! You might want to take it out and practive breaking it down and putting it back together LOL! I got it together fine but could not get it all the way broken down. Thank goodness I have a big car.

 

sarahbaby11 - May 15

never take the baby out in the car in one second something can happen and you could be in an accident. i found that most major highways have rest stops so just pull in there and quick change in the car. or if you don't want to exit because they hav no rest stops just pull over on the side of the road and change him. you wouldn;t want to have tragic something happen because you were in too much of a rush to stop.

 

Rabbits07 - May 15

I agree with everyone else on this one. It is way too dangerous to take a baby out of their seat in a moving vehicle. I would take advantage of every gas and food stop and use it to see if baby is hungry and change the diaper....even at that you are probably still gonna have to stop some but it is worth your baby's life. As fore the playpen, if he's not used to sleeping in it I would definitely have him start some naptime in it at the least to get him accustomed to it.

 

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