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Travelling on Emirates with a baby (18weeks)

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Travelling on Emirates with a baby (18weeks)

Hey all,

I have travelled on planes a lot, however as I have never really had to bother about it, haven't really noticed how easy it is to travel with a baby!

We are heading out to the Maldives with our wee girl, who will be 18 weeks, in Oct and flying with Emirates and according to the website, the planes have basinets available for babies. Are they any good? Or should I take my carrycot with me? Also... you are allowed to take a "fully collapsable buggy"... would this include a travel system pram, or just a wee buggy? Or would that have to be checked in? Trying to think of the easiest way to travel, but ensuring we have what we need for on the island. Would like to be able to have her in the carrycot on the pram if possible whilst we are there.

Any info would be great! :) And I would welcome any other tips for travelling/holidaying with a baby! :)

Rae

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The planes do have basinets and you should get onto Emirates and make sure you are booked to sit where one is, otherwise they will be allocated by the time you fly.

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Yes as Gengy says you will need to contact Emirates to make sure you are allocated seats where the bassinet can be put on the wall. These are absolutely fine - they are like fold flat carrycots. Your buggy will be checked in all the way to Male, you give it up at the plane door in the Uk, i have only ever flown with the collapsable buggies, so I cant advise about yours, again its probably best to call Emirates to check. At Dubai there are loads of red buggies for use in the airport, you get the at the gate as you get off the plane, and leave it on the next gate as you get on the plane to Male.

Make sure you take with you absolutely everying you will need and more nappies than you think you will need as the islands dont have much, and what they do have is very expensive. If you have room take a couple of cans of magicool, which works wonders to cool the little one down.

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Keep your baby cool and in shade at all times, the sun is incredibly hot and even you will burn when you think you won't, even in the shade, it's very close to the equator. A new baby is so much more delicate. Take total sun block and Lather it on. I'm really serious about that and take everything you will require inc sterilising equipment and then extras,

Is your baby really going to be just 18 weeks old? That's not a typo?

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Yes Xaria and Spammie....18 weeks. i kniw it sounds crazy, but there are a few reasons why, and this is just the way it's working out! Prepared for tantrums....hopefully she will be ok.

Thanks Gengy and Alliefat....will get on to Emirates asap to find out about the pram and bassinets.

Yeh Froggy I have been to the Maldives a few times now....so know what the heat etc is like and have a few plans in place for that. Will probably keep hee in the villa as much as poss. Going to Kurumba and have been there before....so know what facilities etc they have which helps with the planning! :-)

Edited: 24 August 2012, 06:38
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Oh and lots of mosquito repellant, there is mosquitoes and some carry dengue fever, so it's very important that you have your child protected before disembarking the plane as most f us get bitten at the airport. Don't be overly concerned, but do be very cautious, if your child is only 18 weeks.

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Sorry we cross posted:)) need to get faster typing!

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Sorry Froggy.... I am on my phone (just up for a feed!!) so a lot slower than normal!! ;-) I will definitely make sure she ia lathered up with bug spray!! He he. May check with the doc/health visitor to see which one is best for babies. And will obviously be keeping her as well covered/but cool as possible.

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10. Re: Travelling on Emirates with a baby (18weeks)

Rae

Make sure you take everything you need with you when you pack. You won't be able to get nappies etc on the island although Kurumba is very close to Male so you could possibly make an emergency trip if need be.

I would personally be very cautious about putting mozzie repellant on an 18 week old baby - skin is far too delicate for some of these things, which can be positively dangerous to adults. Suggest you talk to your GP or similar.

Good luck!

OD

PS Very regular hydration will also be essential.

Edited: 24 August 2012, 08:27