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Nov 11, 17, 8:45 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,669
Posted By Eclipsepearl

How long is the flight?  I regularity...

How long is the flight? 

I regularity flew with my three alone between Europe and California plus a connection. They're close in age.

The secret to flying with toddlers is to keep them...
Sep 5, 17, 10:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,257
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Another suggestion I read was to put some...

Another suggestion I read was to put some anti-stick rubber lining under your child.

I buy it at a dollar store. You can find it anywhere. Here's an example. Easy to put a piece in your carry-on....
Aug 5, 17, 6:04 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 17,932
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Not valid to say "fear mongering". A car seat is...

Not valid to say "fear mongering". A car seat is supposed to protect your child in an accident. Leaving this up to chance isn't being responsible. Go to one of the many car seat sites and ask them...
Aug 5, 17, 5:58 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 4,644
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Actually, it'll be even easier checking the...

Actually, it'll be even easier checking the rollerboard AND the stroller at the counter. I would also lose the car seat bag and put the car seat on a folding luggage cart. An older baby can ride in...
Jul 22, 17, 10:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 8,220
Posted By Eclipsepearl

How wonderful! Take advantage while you...

How wonderful!

Take advantage while you still have only one and before he starts school.

Maybe you're homeschooling partly to keep going??

How fun. Didn't read all but nice places you're...
Jul 22, 17, 10:30 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,644
Posted By Eclipsepearl

When I flew alone on transatlantics with a baby...

When I flew alone on transatlantics with a baby (later a baby and toddler, then a baby, toddler and preschooler), I did both the snap-and-go (different brand) and a folding luggage cart for a...
Jun 25, 17, 3:15 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,642
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Experience speaking! An ear infection was found...

Experience speaking! An ear infection was found by the ped (no symptoms) two days' prior and he was FINE on the flight.

Ear problems are actually rare on commercial flights. 13 years as a Flight...
Jun 25, 17, 3:09 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,146
Posted By Eclipsepearl

I fly through Frankfurt and this won't be a...

I fly through Frankfurt and this won't be a problem.

I realized that when my son was 6, I also had a 4 and 2 year old so we all went into the handicapped lavs together.

Most of the German...
Jun 25, 17, 2:55 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 17,932
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Any car seat tech will tell you to never rent a...

Any car seat tech will tell you to never rent a car seat when renting a car. Always bring your own or have another reliable source.

Not only is there the problem you ran into, the missing owner's...
Forum: Italy
May 26, 17, 7:44 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,933
Posted By Eclipsepearl

I'm in France so we go to Italy a lot. It's a 5...

I'm in France so we go to Italy a lot. It's a 5 hour drive and we've taken different ages to different places.

My kids love Venice. The canals are a winner! Stroller unfriendly. I recommend...
May 7, 17, 6:04 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By Eclipsepearl

I understand that "repatriation" can be the...

I understand that "repatriation" can be the issue. Some will pay for the care but not for the return journey.

Do check this out.

Also, bring a thermometer. Once my son got sick in Spain and...
Mar 25, 17, 12:27 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,625
Posted By Eclipsepearl

I don't know of any airline which has a bassinet...

I don't know of any airline which has a bassinet big enough for a normally sized 20 mother.

As a Flight Attendant, I definitely got more complaints about children in the cabin. It's not just the...
Feb 19, 17, 9:23 am
Replies: 59
Views: 10,376
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Your child is plenty big enough to do the diaper...

Your child is plenty big enough to do the diaper change standing up. It works with any baby who can stand with support. Mine were big and basically, it was when they outgrew lying down on the...
Feb 12, 17, 7:58 am
Replies: 59
Views: 10,376
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Very vague. How were they "forced"?? Yes,...

Very vague. How were they "forced"??

Yes, we have to keep telling them. No, we were not to wrestle them to the ground or use any other form of physical force.

So five years after the...
Feb 5, 17, 7:43 am
Replies: 26
Views: 6,478
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Instead of the overpriced GogoKidz, you can use a...

Instead of the overpriced GogoKidz, you can use a standard metal luggage cart.

Works just as well for a fraction of the price. I found that my child could ride in it from about 18 months to age 3...
Feb 5, 17, 7:38 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,052
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Another plus AirBnb has over hotels for families...

Another plus AirBnb has over hotels for families (although there can be exceptions...) isolation!

I had a child who had night terrors, once in a hotel room. Forget dramatic stories! What about...
Feb 5, 17, 7:26 am
Replies: 10
Views: 7,871
Posted By Eclipsepearl

In theory, the seat belt installation should be...

In theory, the seat belt installation should be as safe as installation with a base.

Can you contact a car seat tech to see what's going on? Is there a help line for Britax?
Jan 29, 17, 4:29 am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,052
Posted By Eclipsepearl

I live in France and have three children. ...

I live in France and have three children.

We were okay when we were four plus a baby in a crib. Once she outgrew baby beds, we were out of luck.

If I'm in with my husband, it's okay because...
Jan 11, 17, 7:14 am
Replies: 59
Views: 10,376
Posted By Eclipsepearl

I've flown countless flights with three kids for...

I've flown countless flights with three kids for over 17 years. I have never, ever changed a diaper in the seat. This includes the one flight I did with three sets of diapers (my son took ages to...
Jan 11, 17, 6:59 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Sure, E+ is better but not a deal breaker. ...

Sure, E+ is better but not a deal breaker.

Non-stop is always better, much better, with children!

Remember too that a "direct" flight can stop so be sure it's well-marked "non-stop". The two...
Jan 11, 17, 6:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,809
Posted By Eclipsepearl

I too, took little ones to Venise and it was a...

I too, took little ones to Venise and it was a success. They loved it.

And I'm from California, in other words, paranoid about drowning!

I'd worry more about crowds in high season, and...
Jan 11, 17, 6:53 am
Replies: 498
Views: 132,264
Posted By Eclipsepearl

My toddlers were more comfortable in their car...

My toddlers were more comfortable in their car seats but because we travel a lot, I made sure they napped in car seats and strollers as a general rule. No dragging back to the hotel room with us!
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Nov 5, 16, 2:05 pm
Replies: 225
Views: 204,254
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Birth certificates and parent permission is not...

Birth certificates and parent permission is not needed with a passport. That's why both parents have to be present (or give the certified letter that they agree to the child getting a passport,...
Aug 30, 16, 2:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,026
Posted By Eclipsepearl

Please tell us where you are and how long of a...

Please tell us where you are and how long of a flight you're willing to do. A vague idea of budget would be helpful too.
Aug 30, 16, 2:39 am
Replies: 498
Views: 132,264
Posted By Eclipsepearl

My sister did this for me. Leave it in its...

My sister did this for me.

Leave it in its original packaging and check as baggage. The two airlines I worked for didn't allow car seats on board since they were too big for the carry-on limits....
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