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Traveling overseas with a newborn?

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I will be traveling overseas with a newborn and the rest of my children in October. Trying to prepare now. What are some things I will need to make it easier?
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We moved overseas when DD was 7 wks old. We moved then because we wanted her to have her first set of vaccinations prior to our move.

Our experience was moving somewhere VERY hot with a monsoon. This influenced our decision as to the type of cloth diapers she would wear.

The floors were all tile, so we brought along a hard sponge mat for her to spend time on.

Most important was trying to find a group of expats to meet with. Also, I would determine the closest (and best) local hospital and doctor....also determine your best medical emergency exit.

hope that helps!
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We traveled overseas when DS was 11 weeks old. It was a cinch. All he needed was clothes, a sun hat, diapers, and something for me to wear him in. We have a trip planned for December when the new baby will be about that age and I'm not planning on bringing him anything other than the above.
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and something for me to wear him in.
We didn't end up wearing DD very much because it was just TOO hot...depends upon the climate....
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I've gone back and fourth from the US to EU quiet a few times now, my DS is 7 months and I think he has more passport stamps then my parents do

I found its good idea to bring a change of clothes for him and I. Snacks/pacifier. A few small toys and a few magazines (he digs the faces). I am lucky in that my DS almost always sleeps the whole flight so I rarely need extras.

Generally international airlines/airports are surprisingly kid friendly and even more true with babies.
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