Is hard to travel with younger chilren

May 22nd, 2007, 11:16 AM
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Is hard to travel with younger chilren

Hi my name is Giovanna. Next year in the fall my husband and I are will going to italy to visit family and do a little sightingsee. We will bringing our 2 and half year old Daugher with us.We wondering how your trip with your child(ren) was? would you brig them to europe with you again

I hope everyone with child(ren) can help us with question.

Thank you all who do answer this question for us.

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May 22nd, 2007, 11:25 AM
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We had a chat about this subject on Fodors last week. See
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May 22nd, 2007, 11:43 AM
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Seeing how we've been to Europe 3 times with our young children (various ages from 18 months to 6 years), we certainly would do it again--and will keep doing it! Traveling with young children certainly takes a lot more effort, careful planning and some adjustment in your sightseeing expectations. But it is wonderful. My children have experienced so much and have grown as little people because of our travels. And likewise my trips have been enhanced in unexpected ways having them along. Of course I enjoy trips sans enfants and do a bit of that as well. If you have specific questions or would like more suggestions I'd be happy to share more with you.
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May 22nd, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Do kids younger than 5 really remember?

Of course, they're not likely to appreciate what they're seeing.

But I've got to hand it to people who ferry backpacks, strollers and kids over narrow streets, stairs, subways, etc.

In a lot of cases, it may not be possible to leave children with someone.

Doesn't mean the parents have to deny themselves the opportunity to travel.
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May 22nd, 2007, 11:53 AM
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My stepbrother and his wife have travelled the world with their children since they were infants. I am amazed by that, but the kids are so used to different places now. (2 kids, I think now aged 11 and 6)
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May 22nd, 2007, 01:14 PM
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My children are 3 and 5 and we have been travelling with them since they were infants. We will continue to do so, as we enjoy being together. If you have more specific questions, please post them.
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May 23rd, 2007, 06:18 PM
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I have a whole blog about it!

I would say the most difficult aspect is jet lag.
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