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Non vax/delay vax Mommies! Advice :) Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
21st Jan '13

I want to to take my son to Alaska to visit my Aunt/Uncle and their 7 kids this summer....My son will be 18 months...Idk if thats still to young to go on an airport...we dont vaccinate ...but I guess even if we did vaccinate I would still be worried he would
catch something crazy



Basically my question is would you wait until he is older? How old until you would make a trip like that?



6 hour plane ride tooo ahhh

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
21st Jan '13

I'd still go. It's not a foreign country. And no 18 mos is not too young for a plane :)

JΔ$ Georgia 76638 posts
status 21st Jan '13

My kids have been flying back and forth from Germany to the states since they were infants. Your son will be fine.

Kimber-lily Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
21st Jan '13

Well, I don't think your kids will catch anything crazy flying over Canada to Alaska. lol

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lolajessup:</b>" I'd still go. It's not a foreign country. And no 18 mos is not too young for a plane :)"</blockquote>




Guess I could be a freak about washing our hands :)



My other worry is if he will go nuts...he hates staying still...car trips suck balls

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
21st Jan '13

We have been flying with LO since 3 weeks, never had issues.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" My kids have been flying back and forth from Germany to the states since they were infants. Your son will be fine."</blockquote>




That makes me feel better :)



What do you do with an 18 month old in a plane anyway? Just put on a seatbelt?

Party of FIVE! 3 kids; Romania 37562 posts
21st Jan '13
Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:" I want to to take my son to Alaska to visit my Aunt/Uncle and their 7 kids this summer....My son will ... [snip!] ... my question is would you wait until he is older? How old until you would make a trip like that? 6 hour plane ride tooo ahhh"


We fly all the time and don't vax.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" Well, I don't think your kids will catch anything crazy flying over Canada to Alaska. lol "</blockquote>




I'm just worried about all the randoms we'd share an airplane with :]

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" My kids have been flying back and ... [snip!] ... That makes me feel better :) What do you do with an 18 month old in a plane anyway? Just put on a seatbelt?"</blockquote>




If you're paying for a seat I'd take his carseat.

JΔ$ Georgia 76638 posts
status 21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" My kids have been flying back and ... [snip!] ... That makes me feel better :) What do you do with an 18 month old in a plane anyway? Just put on a seatbelt?"</blockquote>




I put my kiddos in their car seats up until my daughter was 3.5. By that time, she was more comfy in just a regular seat with a seat belt. It's less of a hassle to not bring the car seats on the plane but I highly recommend that you do not check the car seat in since it will, likely, be damaged. They don't exactly handle checked in items with care.

JΔ$ Georgia 76638 posts
status 21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kimber-lily:</b>" Well, I don't think your kids will catch anything ... [snip!] ... over Canada to Alaska. lol "</blockquote> I'm just worried about all the randoms we'd share an airplane with :]"</blockquote>




The worst thing you will probably get is a cold. Planes are germy.

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Lizzy :]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY ... [snip!] ... that you do not check the car seat in since it will, likely, be damaged. They don't exactly handle checked in items with care."</blockquote>




Okay thanks :)!




I really hope he doesnt scream the whole time :/

buddhababy 1 child; Spain 378 posts
21st Jan '13

I don't know about where you are or where you're flying to but where I am the flu outbreak is pretty intense and I know parents of little ones are being cautioned and encouraging vaccines (although maybe that doesn't interest you). I'm sure you'll be fine, but definitely make sure you're washing hands and keeping your LO as far away from coughing passengers as possible! :)

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
21st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting buddhababy:</b>" I don't know about where you are or where you're flying to but where I am the flu outbreak is pretty ... [snip!] ... be fine, but definitely make sure you're washing hands and keeping your LO as far away from coughing passengers as possible! :)"</blockquote>




Texas to Alaska :D....and I'm not really worried about the flue...we will be visiting over the summer..which I'm sure there will be a pertussis "outbreak"...lucky for us we've all had exposure for that one.