Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

  1. #1
    New Member Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Rep Power
    0

    First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Hi
    In september we are going aborad for the first time with the baby. Well actually first time with kids. 4 adults, 2 toddlers and a 4 month old.
    We've booked our flights and reserved our seats (6 plus babe in arms) I'm just wondering what the deal is with pushchairs?
    Do you need to pre book them with the airline? Do they go in the cabin or hold? are they included or on top of your baggage allowance?
    I'm looking at getting a second hand lightweight stroller, but my sister is talking about taking the double buggy?

    Any advice much appreciated.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



  2. #2
    Members Only Array Aquaman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    3,792
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Rep Power
    1575

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Get a stroller that folds up easily. you will have it right until you board the plane. You leave it at the entrance to the plane, and its there when you get off the plane. They probably put it in the cabin somewhere. No need for a double buggy. why would you bother yourself and the airline staff with that?
    I've got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.
    -Peter Tosh

  3. #3
    acostumbrado equivocado Array happynz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Where they put sauce on chips
    Posts
    18,334
    Thanks
    584
    Thanked 261 Times in 181 Posts


    Rep Power
    86879

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    A pushchair in Thailand? The footpaths there are challenging enough on foot, let alone negotiating the obstacles with a pushchair. Maybe something like a cow-catcher like what is on a locomotive could be mounted on the pushchair.



    Those baby backpacks might be an alternative.

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

    My alternative universe...
    Así pues, aquí estamos.

  4. #4
    Silver Surfer Array Chang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    6,017
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 37 Times in 32 Posts


    Rep Power
    26386

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Happynz makes a point that crossed my mind also.

    I have seen countless people struggling with pushchairs. Thais usually carry their children and this country simply isn't pushchair friendly. Those contraptions that enable you to carry the baby on your back/front would work much better here.
    Migrated

  5. #5
    Regular User Array Pulsation's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Saigon
    Posts
    519
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


    Rep Power
    1443

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    It's 2am here, I'm drunk and I've just had an overly romantic conversation with my girlfriend. She's asleep now...thanks for the reality check.

  6. #6
    Xerographic Detournements Array re_fuse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    I plead Wisdom by means of insanity
    Posts
    25,484
    Thanks
    156
    Thanked 138 Times in 108 Posts


    Rep Power
    52758

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chang View Post
    Those contraptions that enable you to carry the baby on your back/front would work much better here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Chang View Post
    his country simply isn't pushchair friendly
    My experience tesitifies to this

  7. #7
    El Jefe Array Whitey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    2,407
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts


    Rep Power
    3201

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Strollers are useful in Thailand. I used one with both of my kids. Basically you just need to know when to use them and when to not to. They mostly fold up so they are relatively easy to take along.

    Basically, if you don't have one, there will be times that you wished you did. Likewise, there will be times you are glad you didn't.
    Don't ask questions when you fear the answers --Paulo Coelho

  8. #8
    Silver Surfer Array Chang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    6,017
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 37 Times in 32 Posts


    Rep Power
    26386

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Can't say I have ever found one useful

  9. #9
    Space Cowboy Array aging one's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    don muang
    Posts
    55,263
    Thanks
    225
    Thanked 208 Times in 134 Posts


    Rep Power
    50325

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Dont bring the double bomber. I have twins and the big dual carraige works in only the simplest of places. Get the fold up kinds. If you are walking around the city they will be hard to use as our sidewalks suck. But if you are going to malls, the zoo, Dreamworld or somewhere like that you will enjoy having the foldable kind.

    They keep the folding ones for you in the cabin of the plane. You pick them up on exit.
    Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
    Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
    Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
    Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.

  10. #10
    Silver Surfer Array Chang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    6,017
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 37 Times in 32 Posts


    Rep Power
    26386

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    One simple point.. there is tendency in the West to place pushchairs on a zebra crossings in order to make vehicles stop.

    Whatever you do please don't consider doing it here. Vehicles don't stop at zebra crossings for anything or anyone.

  11. #11
    Hangin' Around Array Cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    21,680
    Thanks
    385
    Thanked 509 Times in 389 Posts


    Rep Power
    46636

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitey View Post
    They mostly fold up so they are relatively easy to take along.
    I don't have kids so I'm no expert, but I just can't imagine strollers being 'relatively easy to take along' in anything except the back of a car.

    Surely a baby backpack would be better in bangkok, and on the islands - as has been mentioned.

    Especially since the op also has two toddlers.

  12. #12
    Senior Member Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    24,475
    Thanks
    656
    Thanked 157 Times in 133 Posts


    Rep Power
    26685

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chang View Post
    there is tendency in the West to place pushchairs on a zebra crossings in order to make vehicles stop.
    Where exactly?

  13. #13
    Silver Surfer Array Chang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    6,017
    Thanks
    29
    Thanked 37 Times in 32 Posts


    Rep Power
    26386

    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Quote Originally Posted by natalie8 View Post
    Where exactly?
    Saw it regularly in the UK.

    Of course in the UK cars stop at zebra crossings.

Similar Threads

  1. Baby ripped from murdered woman's womb is found ALIVE
    By Welshman in forum International News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 30th July 2009, 13:48
  2. Baby P used as a 'punch bag'
    By re_fuse in forum International News
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 1st December 2008, 01:38
  3. Thai Labour Protection Act of 1998
    By Sheep-Goats in forum Paperwork
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23rd May 2005, 11:35

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •