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    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.

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    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?
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    his country simply isn't pushchair friendly
    My experience tesitifies to this

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    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.
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    Re: First holiday abroad with baby - pushchair?

    Can't say I have ever found one useful

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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