Taking 8 month baby to Hawaii

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Sep 26 24 Comments

Wondering if it’s a good idea to bring our 8 month kid to Honolulu for a week.

Will flying business/1st class help? On the other hand, I don’t want to ruin other passengers experience...

Share your tips and experience please 😄

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  • Google LyLs67
    Why not just enjoy at home
    Sep 26 3
    • Facebook / Eng
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      Maybe mother spent last 8 months at home and would like to get out of the house?
      Sep 27
    • Intel D’s🥜
      ^And it’s worth every penny to hire a nanny for a week. Don’t worry, the kid won’t even remember anything.
      Sep 27
    • Google LyLs67
      Lol if you think you will have a good time traveling with 8 month old
      Sep 27
  • Amazon / Eng magumba
    If your kid isn’t crawling too much yet then it’s easier. It becomes more challenging as soon as they know how to move around on their own. But parents fly with little kids all the time and it really isn’t as big of a deal as people make it out to be.
    Sep 27 0
  • New Clifbar
    No, it’s a dumb idea. You’re going to deal with a ton of hassle so the kid can go on a trip he’ll have zero memory of. If mom or dad need to eat out of the house, enlist the grandparents or just save for a couple years.
    Sep 27 2
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      Agreed, as a new parent myself I support your choice of vacation. It's well deserved.
      But why take the child, they'll have no memory and you won't be able to do any fun activities.

      If you have trustworthy family then I'd recommend leaving the baby with them.
      Sep 27
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      Grandparents is an option for us too
      Sep 27
  • New IWDP33
    If I were in first class with a screaming infant on a long flight I would absolutely lose my shit. I would stare you down the entire time and dump my red wine on you during unexpected turbulence on my way to the restroom. Don’t.
    Sep 27 2
    • Intel FooP88
      You won’t win that game - expect a shitty diaper to be placed below your seat.
      Sep 27
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      LOL

      Like others have pointed, we’ll decide based on how our kid normally behaves, don’t want to ruin our own experience as well.
      Sep 27
  • Berkeley Lab / Other TqaR57
    8 months is better than flying with a toddler, so take the chance. Request for basinet seats ahead of time.
    Sep 27 1
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      Yeah I saw some similar theories which really motivated me.
      Sep 27
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    Make sure you wipe down in your area when you first board so baby not catch gross stuff; hard to really keep flights clean so be diligent yourself. Check out airline rules for what you’re able to bring for baby print off in case less knowledgeable employees. Never drink any liquids unless from bottle/can/carton. Yes, ears, pressure. Contrary to popular opinion during boarding, best to crank up air flow to limit stagnant air, you want air circulation. Most of the time your engagement with crew helps - remember flight attendants do not start getting paid “on clock” until brake released so your professionalism will get you bonus points. If you’re flying first/business class you’ll get premium service anyway so you being nice, helps. Enjoy
    Sep 29 0
  • Atos ckg1208
    A good point mentioned on immunity. As for other passengers just do what you can to help soothe the kid. Favorite food or toy etc. Be cautious about baby ears. The change in pressure could scare kids. Also do what you can to have the kid sleep as much as he/she can on board . Whatvlever you can do for a distraction the better.
    Sep 27 0
  • Amazon lnYY05
    Do it, babies make better travellers than you think. My son mostly slept through the flights when we flew with him at that age. Take some ear protection/pacifier/milk for the flight.
    Sep 27 0
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    I just flew with my 6 month old and 3 year old from SF to NY. Everything was fine. They barely cried except towards the end. You can do it!
    Sep 27 0
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    Do it ! ...best time to go ...they can't walk yet ...it's just a 5 ish hour flight
    Sep 27 0
  • Amazon Gjdyveycc4
    Worrying about co passengers then it’s okay. However shoulf consult with a doctor/ pediatarist that it’s safe for the kid to fly and also the kid has enough immunity.
    Sep 27 0
  • Google Vitalic
    Wait at least 8 more months.
    Sep 27 1
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      I heard 1-2 would be the hardest time?
      Sep 27
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    Good points, thanks everyone for sharing!
    Sep 27 0
  • mindSHIFT Technologies DaymondJon
    I flew with my child when she was 8 months old to Hawaii on a long direct flight and she handled it well both ways. We got lucky and were moved into a row that had an empty seat and were able to drop the car seat in there. This helped as we didnt have to hold her as a lap child the entire time. You know your child best and what they need so prepare ahead of time and travel with someone else who you can hand off the baby to and can help.
    Sep 27 0
  • New Duchamp
    Absolutely! Flown with mine at that age lots. Bring some games and candy for when the baby gets restless. Have fun.
    Sep 27 0

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