I have enjoyed annual trips to Thailand for the last 7 years and plan to continue doing so after the arrival of our baby.
We are looking to book a trip out there in March next year and I thought it would be a good idea to start getting a handle on things early so we can be as prepared as possible so I have a few questions...
I know that Hep A and Typhoid are the standard vaccinations and I was wondering if these would be given to a baby that is only a few months old? Also, coming from a cold country like England, does anybody have any tips for preventing overheating while we are there? We will most likely be using a wrap sling which is counted as 1 layer of clothing so I'm a little worried that they might get too warm.
Also, I plan to exclusively breast feed until 6 months and will be feeding 'on demand' and that made me think about feeding in public places...I know that the Thais are very modest and I am always respectful of that so I was wondering if it is acceptable to feed in public? Obviously this would be done with as much discretion as possible and baby (and boob) would be well covered but I really don't want to offend any body.
I've heard that young babies often fly better than toddlers so I am not so worried about the flight part but would love to hear from people that have made long haul trips to Thailand with a baby about your experiences, also from anybody that has some helpful advice.
We will most likely spend a week in Chaing Mai, a week down on one of the islands and a day or 2 at either end in Bangkok.