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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2017, 11:12:31 AM »
I can include a link to the Airbnb too, if anyone is interested. DD turned 11 months just after we got back.

Thanks, it's always good for future reference!

I prefer to travel with kids under 1 year or over 3 years when possible. We went to Eretz Yisrael when my youngest was 9 months and it was great, he wasn't able to get into too much trouble and he was easy to carry around. We waited for our  next big trip until he was 3 and we went to Hawaii. By then he was really able to participate in the activities and was old enough to wait when needed (with lots of bribes)!

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2017, 11:22:16 AM »
Thanks, it's always good for future reference!

I prefer to travel with kids under 1 year or over 3 years when possible. We went to Eretz Yisrael when my youngest was 9 months and it was great, he wasn't able to get into too much trouble and he was easy to carry around. We waited for our  next big trip until he was 3 and we went to Hawaii. By then he was really able to participate in the activities and was old enough to wait when needed (with lots of bribes)!
Uh, oh. I hope that doesn't mean we're doomed for our next trip in June when DD will be 16 months.

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2017, 11:35:15 AM »
Uh, oh. I hope that doesn't mean we're doomed for our next trip in June when DD will be 16 months.

not doomed but certainly you should it expect it to be more challenging then with a 11mo old.

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2017, 11:36:19 AM »
not doomed but certainly you should it expect it to be more challenging then with a 9mo old.
I do expect it to be more challenging, but I guess it really depends on the demeanor of the child.

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2017, 11:37:56 AM »
I do expect it to be more challenging, but I guess it really depends on the demeanor of the child.

for sure. hardest part of me at that age was the flight. next time around I got him his own seat and strapped him into the car seat. world of a difference.

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2017, 11:40:07 AM »
for sure. hardest part of me at that age was the flight. next time around I got him his own seat and strapped him into the car seat. world of a difference.
Even in F/J?

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2017, 11:48:56 AM »
Even in F/J?

To each their own.. but ive never flow in J in my life!

Although to be honest I did once when the luggage fee was equal to the upgrade fee for the short haul flight I was taking.

That probably makes a big difference. Holding a sleeping kid for 5 hours without moving for fear of waking him up is what did me in.

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2017, 12:32:56 PM »
Uh, oh. I hope that doesn't mean we're doomed for our next trip in June when DD will be 16 months.

It definitely depends on your kid, all of mine are boys (surprise surprise!) and sitting still was very hard for them. If you are well prepared with activities and treats you should be ok. You also need to be a little flexible with your plans, as long as you don't get bent out of shape when plans change.
Another tip for international trips (it took me until my 4th child to actually agree to this) is to use melatonin to help with jetlag for the kids and it really helped with the crankiness factor. I think it's not recommended for under 2 though.

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2017, 01:03:08 PM »
It definitely depends on your kid, all of mine are boys (surprise surprise!) and sitting still was very hard for them. If you are well prepared with activities and treats you should be ok. You also need to be a little flexible with your plans, as long as you don't get bent out of shape when plans change.
Another tip for international trips (it took me until my 4th child to actually agree to this) is to use melatonin to help with jetlag for the kids and it really helped with the crankiness factor. I think it's not recommended for under 2 though.
Interesting about the melatonin. I know about it for adults, but would have to ask a Dr. for babies. All our long flights are eastbound though, which I far prefer to westbound flights over 3+ time zone changes. Thanks for the tip though!

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Re: Yehoshua's Big Island of Hawaii TR
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2017, 09:35:38 PM »
Great TR as always nice pictures and to the point .