Travelling with 5 month baby to South India

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My baby will be completing 5 months on 25 may. I am planning to travell to south india on 10 days trip from 10th may to 20th may to places like rameshwaram kanyakumari trivandrum allepy munnar cochi. I had done my booking through make my trip. Please advice whether i should go or not. I am very confused considering age of my child
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Originally Posted by chandan1985 View Post I had done my booking through make my trip. Please advice whether i should go or not. I am very confused considering age of my child
Should you have not asked for advice before booking the trip?

My suggestion would be wait till your child is around a year or year and a half.
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I can extend my trip. I had taken advise from my doctor. He told me that there is no issue unless your journey is not hectic. Still i am not gonna take chance. Actually during my 1st baby i had travelled when he was 3 months old. But this time it is south and i am from haryana. I am unware of climate and local place
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Originally Posted by chandan1985 View Post I can extend my trip. I had taken advise from my doctor. He told me that there is no issue unless your journey is not hectic.
You do not need any more advice. Your pediatrician is your expert on your child's wellbeing.
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Originally Posted by chandan1985 View Post I had taken advise from my doctor. He told me that there is no issue unless your journey is not hectic. Still i am not gonna take chance. Actually during my 1st baby i had travelled when he was 3 months old.
I am no doctor, so you can ignore my advice.

If you are not going to take a chance then why are you still asking us for what to do even after your doctor has said it is okay to travel.

You do have an experience of traveling with infants who are less than 6 months. Isn't one of the parent usually occupied with the infant through out the day? How would that parent enjoy the trip while being occupied with the infant?
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Originally Posted by aarosh View Post Isn't one of the parent usually occupied with the infant through out the day? How would that parent enjoy the trip while being occupied with the infant?
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I side with aarosh. Caring for that young an infant at home is difficult enough. I can't imagine you didn't find it so the first time around. Why do it again?

And that doesn't even begin to consider it from the point of view of your infant. I appreciate it that your pediatrician says it's do-able. But your pediatrician isn't going to be bounced around the south of India. And your pediatrician isn't going to be attending to your child's needs on the road.
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We have such enquiries from foreign first-timers. They can be reluctant to believe the dangers their infant can face, just beginning with potentially lethal dehydration occurring in a couple of hours.

Here the poster is not a first-timer but an Indian. She is also not a first-time parent. It's valid to say, why ask here, when you already have proper professional advice... but maybe the doc never travels! Maybe he has about as much idea of the climate of Tamil Nadu as I do of the climate of Haryana!

(But that part of the world has dry heat? So mum and baby may experience less heat than home, but exceptional humidity)
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I'll go with Nick over NY here. How many pediatricians abroad have a knowledge of conditions/diseases, etc in India? I have been asked for advice in that regard by a very fine doctor indeed. The risk is indeed greater at that age. However, given the importance of establishing roots with one's family it may be worth taking a substantial risk. I thought so at 11 months. Of course we didn't travel much (Tirupathi) and the homestead was wiped down twice a day with dettol and the lady of the house is a doctor, yada yada. There is also a separate but important question of precautions to undertake..
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It will be too hot in South during the period infant would be traveling.

You will have to decide what is your priority: your child or trip.
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Originally Posted by edwardseco How many pediatricians abroad have a knowledge of conditions/diseases, etc in India?
She gives her location as Karnal. Therefore I assumed that she, the baby, and the doc are resident Indians.

Chandan1985, as I have mentioned, I have little experience of the climate at your end of India. I have heard that temperatures can be as much as ten degrees higher than here ... but, here, it is very likely to be over 40C, with the humidity I mentioned. It is not a great time to see the area.
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Originally Posted by chandan1985 View Post My baby will be completing 5 months on 25 may. I am planning to travell to south india on 10 days trip from 10th may to 20th may to places like rameshwaram kanyakumari trivandrum allepy munnar cochi. I had done my booking through make my trip. Please advice whether i should go or not. I am very confused considering age of my child
Oh my goodness! All these answers from MEN just crack me up. Guys...there are thousands of women/families who travel the world with children starting at a couple of months old - even to INDIA! In fact, it's much easier traveling with a child before they start walking. Once my daughter started walking it made traveling in India much more challenging. What was she stepping in? What was she touching and trying to put in her mouth? Yuck!

To the OP, I would tell you not to go now. Two reasons. First - the weather. I think it will be too hot. Second reason is that you asked about going. I think if you were sure about going you wouldn't have asked. Why not wait a few months (after monsoon) and consider going then when you may be more comfortable? Just don't try to do too much in one trip.

Please don't be put off by traveling with your child. It's a rewarding experience for both mom and child.
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Originally Posted by Pani Puri View Post Oh my goodness! All these answers from MEN just crack me up. Guys...there are thousands of women/families who travel the world with children starting at a couple of months old - even to INDIA!
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Originally Posted by Pani Puri View Post Oh my goodness! All these answers from MEN just crack me up. Guys...there are thousands of women/families who travel the world with children starting at a couple of months old - even to INDIA! ....
Please don't be put off by traveling with your child. It's a rewarding experience for both mom and child.
Right?

Yeah, never stops 'em, whether it's about makeup or what clothes women need to wear in India or what time of the day to be outside.

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or not.

I suggest the OP heeds Pani Puri's advice. I don't have children, however, have seen MANY WOMEN TOURISTS (albeit Western) in India with their children, yes, even babies.
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