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Traveling with a 9 month old

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Traveling with a 9 month old

Hi my wife and are are looking to go for 2-3 weeks we our 9 months old daughter, any suggestions or tips for traveling with a baby??

Also any recommendations on parts to visit, tours and weather in May all baby friendly??

All help gratefully received, first trip away with our baby and no idea what to do :-(

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1. Re: Traveling with a 9 month old

Hi

Fr things to do perhaps have a look on top of this page as as on the right hand side FAQ. FAQ are full with informations you may need.

For which part to stay you may want to shares with us your budget like and dislike if you want more specific recommendation. However I think cheong mon, chaweng noi and south chaweng beach might suite you. The beaches I mention all are beautiful with white soft sand good for toddlers to play in. Also you can walk to locals restaurants. Cheongmon and chaweng noi are quieter especially chaweng noi beach.

In south chaweng checkout Centara grand beach resort and banana fan sea resort.

In cheongmon beach, imperial boat house, White House and Samui honey cottage.

In chawrng noi beach, imperial beach resort, new star resort and the fair house.

May the weather is should be fine with some odd showers or two mostly in late or early evening but still plenty of sunshines to be had.

Hope this help :)

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2. Re: Traveling with a 9 month old

Really helpful thank you very much.

And in terms of what we like you got it in one with the centara grand chaweng, PERFECT!!

We'll have a look at the other suggestions now, really appreciate your help :-)

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3. Re: Traveling with a 9 month old

You're welcome :)

Forgot to add there's Tesco lotus and convenient stores and pharmacies dots all over the island where you can easily get your baby supply from.

Cheers,

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When we travelled to KS with our 9 month old (she is now 15, so many years ago!)we took a small fold up stroller with us that laid back. Even though the roads and paths aren't the best it was ok for pushing her along and saved us using a sling etc which can get very hot. It was also great for sitting her in while we ate dinner and the staff always fussed over her and paid her attention so we were able to eat in peace. One thing to keep in mind is that baby will get dehydrated very quickly in the heat so more fluids are vital. Usual milk plus lots of water to sip on. Also a little blow up pool seat where they can sit while you push them along is great. Saves holding them in your srms the while time but obviously you still need to be holding the seat. Ours loved the pool and would get very tired afterwards so we would change her and go and sit in the shade for a little nap sometimes. It is a different holiday with a baby but the Thais love children and will do everything to keep them happy.

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My advice with baby is slow down your holiday and don't expect to be rushing around looking at stuff all the time. Factor in nap time to your day - do a short activity in the morning, then rest time. If you are still breastfeeding, offer a drink often, watch for deydration, and supplement BF with drinks of water available all the time. WEAR A HAT - not a cap, make sure it covers the ears and back of the neck, baby sunglasses are also useful. Find shade whenever you can. Slip Slop Slap (slip on shirt, slop on sunscreen (AND REAPPLY OFTEN) slap on a hat - all of you not just the baby! Stay out of the heat in the middle of the day if possible. Also don't forget mosquito repellent.

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6. Re: Traveling with a 9 month old

We travelled with our 10 month old daughter a while ago now (she's now 8). We had a fabulous time. We stayed at the Amari Palm resort. Such a beautiful place and the staff were amazing with her. The breakfast is fantastic! Like sweetpea mentioned the pharmacies are great for baby supplies. To be honest I found that the nappies were better than any nappies I used here is Australia. You can buy formula there too if need be.

They have a great hospital in Samui as well. Our daughter came down with a 40 degree temperature one evening and we called the front desk at Amari and they arranged a driver to drive us a few door down to the hospital.

You will have a fabulous time with your baby. The Thai people are just gorgeous and love children.

Happy planning!

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7. Re: Traveling with a 9 month old

Make sure you have a room near the pool, that way you can sit outside next to the pool while the baby has a nap.

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8. Re: Traveling with a 9 month old

Thank you all so much for the amazing tips I need make a list.

We have travelled all over the world however this is the first time since our daughter was born so it will be a big learning curve but all of your tips and experiences are helping greatly along the way Thanks

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9. Re: Traveling with a 9 month old

No don't get a pool access room. It is too easy to have accidents. Be vigilant when near water. If your baby is starting to pull up and get into things, take plug covers for outlets ( 2 prong) and put up everything out of reach. Also rubber bands over handles so the baby can't open them. I agree with taking a blow up seat for the pool.

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