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Traveling with Infant Twins

Postby cymplicity27 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:06 pm

We're due to take a trip from NC to Indiana in April. Initially we planned to drive it which would take us about 11 hrs. The twins will be about 4 1/2 months by then. Now I see where we could fly there for cheap if we buy our tickets by 2/12/2010.

Has anyone had experience driving this long with twins? Anyone experienced flying with infant twins? DH and I will be the only adults traveling and we will be staying about a week.

Tips in either situation will be appreciated! Thanks!

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Postby Warren Dew » Thu Feb 11, 2010 6:33 pm

If you can get cheap tickets, I'd say to fly. At four months they're small enough to handle easily, and you've got one adult for each. The airline will normally let you wheel them in to the door of the airplane on a stroller, then check the stroller there when you carry them into the plane; you'll get the stroller back when you step out the door at the end of the flight. Plus two cheap tickets may well be less expensive than fuel and depreciation on the car.
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Postby KatieG » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:04 pm

I would fly 11 hours is a long time!
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Re: Traveling with Infant Twins

Postby Tara2009 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:16 pm

Cynthia- I wanted to share my experince of travelling with Faith. I made a trip to India for two weeks and came back just a couple of days back. My father is dying from liver cancer, so I wanted him to see his last grand daughter and get his blessings. Faith had a great time with her grandparents and my father had the time of his life playing and talking with her.

Back to travelling, Faith's ped didn't have any problem with the travel to India, he just asked us to be very careful and not to take her out and not to expose her to lot of people. Since you are traveling locally, you don't have to worry about these things. Our's was an 18 hours flight. The bassinet seats were a blessing. Faith slept in her bassinet peacefully. During take off and landing, I was adviced to put a pacifier in her mouth or feed her so that she won't feel the ear pain. but she didn't flinch a bit during take off or landing. I took a lot of those enfamil ready to feed nursette bottles which were very useful. I didn't have to go thru the trouble of mixing formula in the airplane.

One concern was that, with her in my hands, I wasn't able to do anything else. So DH had to do all the other tasks like getting the enfamil bottles, putting her in the bassinet, getting things from the bags etc. So with twins, it might be a bit of a hassle. But since you are flying for a shorter time, it shouldn't be much of a problem. If you can be more organized with your diaper bag and arrange the things so that you can easily grab them when needed, you should be fine.

Be sure to book in advance to get the bassinet seats. It is a live saver!!

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Re: Traveling with Infant Twins

Postby aims327 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:14 pm

Cynthia,

Are you coming to Fort Wayne? Let me know!
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