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Traveling with newborn? Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
17th Feb '13

I'm debating on moving to a new state and was wondering just how bad it is to travel 1500 miles with a newborn? Is it complete hell? The reason I would want to do it after she is born is because I wouldn't feel comfortable with a new doctor and new hospital. Would it just be better to do it before? Obviously not in the third trimester but before then?

Jamie & Baby Aria 1 child; Ahmeek, Michigan 2563 posts
status 17th Feb '13

I had to travel I think almost 3 or 400 miles to get home from having DD. It made a long trip longer and it was hard going in places to change her. Plus I was BFing and felt awkward in public with a 2 day old who was just learning to eat; so I had to sit in the car to do it. I'd say if you could before to try that. But it's all about your comfort level, and how you feel handling normal newborn stuff plus a long trip and setting into a new place.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
17th Feb '13

I would absolutely do it before hand. Having a newborn is tiring and crazy enough, I wouldn't want to add moving into the mix. Then that's also extra stuff you would have to move with you. I would move and get situated so you have a home for you and baby to go the when she's born.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Jamie & Baby Aria:" I had to travel I think almost 3 or 400 miles to get home from having DD. It made a long trip longer ... [snip!] ... all about your comfort level, and how you feel handling normal newborn stuff plus a long trip and setting into a new place."


Well, it wouldn't be such a new place. It'd be with SO's parents until we got a place over there. I like my doctor so much though I don't knowww!

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting :*:CHRiSTiNe:*::" I would absolutely do it before hand. Having a newborn is tiring and crazy enough, I wouldn't want to ... [snip!] ... you would have to move with you. I would move and get situated so you have a home for you and baby to go the when she's born."


That's true :/

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
17th Feb '13

I agree with the rest of the ladies that say before. We moved 33 weeks before we had Dd, and that was miserable enough. I couldn't imagine driving thay far with a newborn.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" I agree with the rest of the ladies that say before. We moved 33 weeks before we had Dd, and that was miserable enough. I couldn't imagine driving thay far with a newborn."


Thanks guys. I know I wouldn't even be able to help much with moving now either lol

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
17th Feb '13

plan stopping every hour to hour and a half. My kids hated long car rides. We lived in upstate NY and would go on little weekend trips. after about an hour, my son had enough of his car seat and we'd have to take a good 15-30 min break.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Devil Duckie:" plan stopping every hour to hour and a half. My kids hated long car rides. We lived in upstate NY and ... [snip!] ... on little weekend trips. after about an hour, my son had enough of his car seat and we'd have to take a good 15-30 min break. "


Yeah, that doesn't sound fun at all.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
18th Feb '13

I just realized I put that we moved 33 weeks before we had Dd. I didn't mean that, what I was trying to put was 3 weeks lol.

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
18th Feb '13
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" I just realized I put that we moved 33 weeks before we had Dd. I didn't mean that, what I was trying to put was 3 weeks lol."


Ahh okay. I did think you meant you were like 7 weeks pregnant lol