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<p>We're flying to the East Coast on Sunday, from Europe. It will be a 9 hour flight, and then a 6 hour time difference. (New York is 6 hours behind where we are in Europe). We'll be there four days and then flying to California, which is 3 hours behind, So a total of 9 hour time difference, but done in steps. And then on the way home it will be the whole 9 hour difference all at once.</p>
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<p>Any tips on helping a baby (he's 6 months old) adjust to the time difference? I usually use a combination of coffee and melatonin when I'm on my own, but seeing as I'm BFing I can't do that anymore, so my jetlag will probably be pretty bad too. TIA! <span><img alt="love.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif"></span></p>
 

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<p>Hi PJ</p>
<p>When we traveled to Germany in August Olivia was 6 months as well. We took an overnight flight to Germany which worked out great as she slept 10 hours (on and off) and was happy and rested when we arrived in Germany at night. We put her down late that night and she slept in the first day. We probably had 2-3 nights where she was up at 2pm but over all she adjusted very well. Same coming back to California. The flight was tougher though as we flew into the daylight and they didn't shut down the windows for night time. The first days in California were early mornings and long afternoon naps plus early bedtime. I didn't mind any of it as I was just as jetlagged and tired and slept just when she did :) </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>PatioGardener</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1282338/babies-and-jetlag#post_16080083"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Not sure if you EC or not, but you may get some 2 am poops, so you may want to be ready for those.</p>
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<br><br><p>Ooooh thanks, we do EC, but only during dipey changes....but it's good to be prepared for oddly-timed poos no matter how they're dealt with.</p>
 

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<p>We just flew from Mexico City to Paris and we've been here a week....it'a 7 hour time difference. It's taken every bit of 7 days to adjust to the time change. My little ones have been taking very late naps...around 7ish and waking up 2 hours later ready to go....so yeah...she may be up at 2am....when your ready to crash.</p>
<p>I have used alot of rescue remedy.....it's worked wonders for me and the kids. They still are sleeping in till 11-12 in the morning...which is kind of hard to get out and do anything early. I'm sure if i did wake them up though...they may go to sleep earlier at night?</p>
 

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<p>We flew New Zealand-Sweden when DD was 16 months, and back when she was just over 2, and it was an enormous difference! The first time, I think she was still just baby, and slept on flight in Ergo and carseat, and when we got there, when we slept, or when she got to tired. But it really was a breeze. After one day tired and a bit wonky, everything was fine, despite meeting tons of relatives for the first time. The last time, however, was a bit of a nightmare. She only slept on me about two hours, the whole trip - ca 30 hours! (Luckily DH was there, and the second leg the plane was half empty, so one of us stayed with DD, while the other rested, on the middle seats), and it took well over a week to get over jet lag. DD and I both crashed and slept through most of the fist afternoon home. Every night was a night mare, she'd fall a sleep around 6 and wake up again at 8, then down with us around 9, then awake, and screaming miserable at 2 am, crying for her grandmother, her best friend, some of her bigger toys, all left behind <span><img alt="mecry.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/mecry.gif">. We were all exhausted, and I spent hours in the night feeding her, and walking around with her in the mei tai.</span></p>
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<p><span>Oh, and DD is EC-d, and the first time we went, she didn't poop at all, and she's usually very regular.She did wees on her potty, which was really handy - I think she stayed dry the whole journey, or possibly wet herself slightly once. I meant that we could potty her when the seatbelt sign was on (in my lap, with the infant belt on her).  The last time she went mainly on the toilet (except for the first short flight, where the toilet water was blue, and she absolutely refused).  </span></p>
 
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