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i haven't posted in the toddlers forum before but i have finally realized, at 13 mo, ds IS a toddler and not a baby.<br><br>
Anyway, I am trying to figure out the best travel plan for him for a crazy trip next weekend. I have a 3-day conference in Arizona (I live in Utah) followed by a red-eye to NYC, and a flight back to Utah about 30 hours later. My DH is just taking a red-eye and going to NYC for those four days; we're meeting up there for a wedding. The question is:<br><br>
Should ds come with me (gets to nurse, quieter pace, but 3 flights in 4 days, and two cross-country flights in 2 days, one of them a red-eye)? Or should he go with dh, who usually stays home with him (fewer flights but more hectic days, following DH's trips around the city to see old friends, and 3 days of EBM from a bottle instead of nursing).<br><br>
He's been on airplanes plenty of times, mostly as an infant, and has always been fine.<br>
What do you think would be better for a 13mo?
 

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You're both having to travel too much for a 13 month old, but a 13 month old NEEDS mom. THere is no way I'd leave a 13 month old for that long
 

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It's pretty rare that we have to travel at all - only one other time in the past 6 months - but I have this conference and this wedding in the same weekend. Otherwise we all would have gone to NY together for the weekend.<br><br>
Will other folks weigh in? Would you leave your 13mo with daddy from Thursday afternoon to Sunday morning? (he's at home with DH all day while I'm at work anyway).
 

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No I wouldn't leave him for that length of time even though he's used to being with dh, and especially as you are flying your wee one needs his mummy for nursing num num time in the aeroplane, it's really important and seeing as your dh will be flying alot as well I think it would be more advisable in this instance to take him with you, you'll find num nums are prerequisite for flying<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/winner.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="BFSymbol"> .
 

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i would take him with you because i would worry that all the flying would require more feedings and DH may possibly run out of milk.....and that would NOT be a good thing!
 

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He'll be flying MORE with me than if he does with DH. I am going Utah-Arizona-NY-Utah; DH is just going to NY and back.<br><br>
I have been trying to build up a big milk supply and that is part of the trouble. We'd have to pack it in dry ice and ship it ahead.
 
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