Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Update on Bob the Navigator
  2. 2 Paris for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  3. 3 Help Planning Spain Itinerary
  4. 4 Car rental leaving Rome
  5. 5 Scotland itinerary, helm me with15 night itinerary
  6. 6 A couple of questions which are not quite answered
  7. 7 Critique my Budapest itinerary please!
  8. 8 Handicap Assistance at Charles de Gaulle - Our Experience
  9. 9 Trip Report Trip Report - Croatia, Sept 22 -Oct 12 (Slovenia, Bosnia..)
  10. 10 Trip Report Christmas Market-ing in the Salzkammergut
  11. 11 Normandy and England in November Trip Planning
  12. 12 Stay in El Born, in Barcelona, and getting to the Languedoc, France
  13. 13 Trip Report A Walk in Tuscany, New Places to Discover, & A Life Time of memories
  14. 14 Purchasing Italian train tickets from USA!
  15. 15 Trip Report CAPITALIZING ON THE CAPITALS: Central Europe
  16. 16 Trip Report Celebrating Christmas Vienna!
  17. 17 Car Rental in Italy
  18. 18 Rue des Rosiers
  19. 19 Last min prep for Krakow - Questions
  20. 20 Trip Report thursdaysd Wanders South
  21. 21 First Trip to Europe!
  22. 22 Paris Under Seige...
  23. 23 Italy with my 22 year old son
  24. 24 Pyrenees villages sth of Lourdes
  25. 25 Interested in Icelandic cuisine?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Thoughts on travel with an infant (3 months old)

Jump to last reply

Hello there!

I am currently pregnant with our first child (due in April) and my husband and I are starting to think about a week long trip with our then 3 month old child to somewhere in western Europe that is a direct flight from Chicago.

A few potential destinations (we would only visit 1 country) we were thinking about were Ireland (driving along the western coast), Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Portugal, England (few days in London, then the Cotswolds or thereabouts), or France (Paris and Normandy). If I hadn't just spent 8 days in Holland last year, that would have been my top choice!

A few questions - should we bring a stroller, or would a baby carrier be sufficient? If we bring our stroller, it has a removable bassinet, that our baby could sleep in - while on the road, as well as at night. Would 2 cities in 8 days be too much with a young baby? We tend to travel at a faster pace (the sad thing about not getting too much vacation time), so I think 8 days in one location would be too much for us. However, we understand that the pace will be dictated by our child. We tend to be outdoorsy and low key (hiking, taking photos, happy eating at a local hole in the wall, staying at budget places). Should we opt for staying in an apartment, or go for a hotel?

This is all theoretical trip planning and we'll pull the trigger after the little one is born, assuming everything goes smoothly and whatnot!

I will do research into the different places (we've been to Ireland, I used to live in London, been to Paris), but wanted to get your general thoughts on traveling with a young one.

Thank you!

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.