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Old 05-25-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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My wife and I are planning a trip to Japan for two weeks with our son who will be almost 3 months old. Has anyone else taken a trip like this? Can anyone offer any advice?

Thanks.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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I don't have any kids, so obviously never did anything like that... But I would be pissed if I was stuck on a 14 hour flight with a 3 month old... Even if you kid is good he is going to cry at some point... Seems like it would be a real hassle... The plane and then you wouldn't likely be able to do a lot of things in Tokyo because of the kid... I would hold off...
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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Make sure you book flights with kid-friendly airlines. Emirates is good, but Singapore and Lufthansa are probably good too. Ask people who have flown to Japan with kids to find out the good airline.

Talk to your pediatrician and make sure the vaccinations are up-to-date. Check this out MD Travel Health - Japan - vaccinations, malaria, safety, and other medical advice

If the kid cries, do not be embarrassed that you are disturbing someone else's sleep. Its part of taking a flight, and if someone does not understand that, its their problem, not yours.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:38 AM
 
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If the kid cries, do not be embarrassed that you are disturbing someone else's sleep. Its part of taking a flight, and if someone does not understand that, its their problem, not yours.
Guess you would bring your screaming kid into a restaurant too and say its part of going out to dine?
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Make sure you book flights with kid-friendly airlines. Emirates is good, but Singapore and Lufthansa are probably good too. Ask people who have flown to Japan with kids to find out the good airline.

Talk to your pediatrician and make sure the vaccinations are up-to-date. Check this out MD Travel Health - Japan - vaccinations, malaria, safety, and other medical advice

If the kid cries, do not be embarrassed that you are disturbing someone else's sleep. Its part of taking a flight, and if someone does not understand that, its their problem, not yours.
Are you kidding me? Where did you come up with this? I'm sorry, but crying kids is NOT part of taking a flight. How rude and inconsiderate of YOU.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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3 months is a piece of cake. Eat, poop, sleep, repeat.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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My wife and I are planning a trip to Japan for two weeks with our son who will be almost 3 months old. Has anyone else taken a trip like this? Can anyone offer any advice?

Thanks.
You are a brave soul, we have yet to fly with our kids. I wouldn't want to be hassled by TSA agents asking my wife to drink her breast milk to prove it isn't some dangerous substance she is bringing on board

However, I say enjoy the trip and ignore the child haters. You and your child have just as much of a right to be on that plane as any other paying customer.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Wonder what the other Dmans think about this?
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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3 months is a piece of cake. Eat, poop, sleep, repeat.
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You forgot to add puke
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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You are a brave soul, we have yet to fly with our kids. I wouldn't want to be hassled by TSA agents asking my wife to drink her breast milk to prove it isn't some dangerous substance she is bringing on board

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TSA agents are not permitted to make you drink milk/formula or anything else.

3 months is an easy age to travel with, but No Way in Hell would I take an infant on a germ infested 20 hour flight. No where to run, no where to hide and while you have just as much right to be on that plane as anyone else, once you hit one or two hours of screaming with no place to take him/her you'll be wishing for an escape pod.
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