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First time to Bali, have a few questions.

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First time to Bali, have a few questions.

Hi everyone. My husband, 16 month old daughter and I are traveling to Bali in July/August this year. We will be visiting our GP this week coming but wondering if anyone can tell me if we need any vaccinations? Also wanting some advice on whether or not we should bring a pram/stroller for our daughter for walking around/dining out/shopping etc and what do people do with their babies when needing to travel in taxis? is there car seats in Bali in taxis? Do we need a visa to enter Bali? Appreciate your responses and any advice. Thank you!

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1. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

Any medical questions should be answered by your doctor only , footpaths are terrible so only take a light weight stroller and visa is paid in arrival $25 US dollars or pay in australian currency if you want :-) as for car seats taxis do not have them I have a private driver I use he will supply a car seat his name is ketut Sudarta you can find him on Facebook under ketut Sudarta bali driver but you will need to book early

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2. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

Yes a Doctor should be consulted but it doesn't hurt to know what other travelers do in terms of vaccinations. We saw 3 doctors between 4 of us and got 3 different opinions, they all consulted a website to attain the information.

Hep A&B are good to have not just for Bali but also home in Aus, Tetanus is the same. Typhoid is often suggested also.

As G.O.A.H. said, footpaths are terrible, so a light stroller is all that would be suitable.

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3. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

Yep we are off to our doctor during the week but just wanted to know if others had any info on vaccinations. Thank you for the info so far

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4. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

Some area have good walkpaths to using baby stroller , visa on arrival 25 dollar, no taxi with baby car seat , check at Facebook budi pariani for the private driver

Weather sometime raining but still very nice weather

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6. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

As others have said and as you're rightly doing, a medical professional is the person to ask.

With a little one, maybe look for mosquito repellant that is suited for this age. Sunscreen obviously.

Coming from Australia you will be granted a visa on arrival, valid 30 days and costing 25 USD per person. You can pay in AUD (notes only) and get the change in local currency.

For pram / strollers, and car seats in taxis, I'll leave this one to parents.

One thought, you could get a car seat in Carrefour... not sure how much they cost so can't say if it's a good or dumb idea....

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7. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

We take our quicksmart stroller which is lightweight and great because it goes on as hand luggage so can be used as soon as you depart the plane. Sanur is great with a stroller but Seminyak and Legian tricky. Stroller can be great when out for lunch or dinner as it can act as a high chair or they can have a nap. We only use car seats when we are going on longer day trips and just sit our little one on our lap in the taxi, they tend to go quite slow in the heavy traffic anyway. If you use swim nappies take them with you as they can be tricky to find. The nappies over there are good so if you don't want to load your case with nappies buy some there. You will have a great time with your bub, the Balinese are wonderful with kids :-)

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Great thank you all for your replies, appreciate it

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9. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

Oh one more question...what about baby food/milk etc. Our daughter drinks cows milk, is a good quality one readily available? Can I buy jar/pouch type food for bub over there?

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10. Re: First time to Bali, have a few questions.

Milk is readily available in the supermarkets and minimarts. We use green fields when we are there. Not sure about baby food as our daughter was 22 months the first time we went so just ate food from cafes and restaurants.