Post by peachesncream on Jan 5, 2017 14:52:04 GMT -5
Oh my gosh, I loved Ireland when we went!! What part will you be going to?
We usually ask for a PNP at the hotel or put pool noodles under the sheets of the bed. DD sleeps in a twin bed with rails.
I have not traveled to Europe since having kids but I do know that carseats (and cars) there are entirely different. I remember Parenting talking about a harness system you can use on the flight and then I would just rent a carseat there.
I have no insight into potties but I would for sure bring a stroller. I personally got exhausted from all the walking we did, I can't imagine how much more tired I would have been with a kid on my back!
I would certainly take a stroller, you wont get odd looks for it, toddlers in them is a fairly normal part of life out this way. couldn't imagine not having mine on hand I would rent a car seat as it sounds like the easiest bet to have something that works with your rental car. Also its often bad enough to find a toilet as an adult out here, a lot of you have to pay to use them and few and far between (and gross)
That sounds like a fun trip - we were just daydreaming about a trip to Scotland. Have fun!
We've traveled with J a few times in the last 3-4 months, and we were able to get hotel rooms with separate "living room" spaces that had pull-out couches. I doubt that will be an option for you in Ireland, though. She does nap on my MIL's bed when she watches her (weekly) so maybe try a few naps on a "big" bed so it's not a totally new thing? I think getting two beds and either one parent sharing a bed with LO or letting her have her own bed will be your best options. When I've traveled in Europe before, most rooms wouldn't have had room to put a mattress on the floor, but if you have the space that's a good idea. We're just now working on potty training so that wasn't an issue, and I'd lean towards waiting, too - although that means you have to tote around diapers and find places to change her. I would definitely bring the car seat on the plane, it's much safer and it's nice to have a car seat you know hasn't been damaged and you know how to use. You can probably get a cheap, lightweight one if yours is too heavy to lug through the airport. I would avoid the stroller but my husband would want to bring one, so you have to figure that out yourselves. The Kelty is bulky but if you're used to using it, it might be a good idea. You could also think about buying a soft structured carrier like a Tula or Kinderpack or even a Connecta (less structured so a little less support but I like them and they fold up really small); you can get a used one for $100-$150 or less.
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