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Old 09-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #15
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We traveled with our newborn in the MH several years ago. My wife kept the breast milk in the fridge. Very convenient. We had the proper seat belts. We felt if we wanted to travel, the MH gave the kids more of a feeling of home. We didn't have any trouble. We did carry a pack 'n play with us. So when we set up camp he had his own space and couldn't get into anything.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:13 AM   #16
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My SIL and daughter took their 2 Week old son out into the Desert east of Florence, AZ and down 12 miles of horrible washboard road. They still go out every 2-3 weeks and the kid loves it. No bad after effects except he now hates to leave and asks when they can return.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:05 PM   #17
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I don't see the problem. We made military moves once with a three month old and once when she was four and a half and our son was six months. The last one took six driving days.
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:39 PM   #18
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My wife and I took my daughter on our very first RV trip when she was just a few months old. We both needed the break from everything leading up to this point. Made plenty of stops. This trip was actually the impetus for us to finally buy our first Class A last year (13 years later).
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:38 PM   #19
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The year was 1969, 42 years ago, our youngest daughter was 3 months old when we rented a 22' Winnebago and went to Virginia Beach for a week.Two years later we bought our first motorhome. It was a 1200 mile round trip. It was a fantastic trip, no problems with the baby or even the motorhome. We parked on the beach in the daytime, 150' from the ocean, where my wife could feed the baby, change diapers, etc. in total privacy. We would move to a local campground for the night. It was simple in those days, no jacks, no slideouts, no TV, so moving around was easy. Grey water was dumped on the ground as motorhomes didn't have grey water tanks in those days. Do I want to go back to 1969, no--I like my satellite TV, slideouts, jacks, huge refrigerator, auto air, twin roof airs, etc.---but I miss the $0.30/gallon gas.
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Go for it. None of us were born in portable rubber rooms, and I've certainly never heard of a newborn with a simple fever being hospitalized for a spinal tap! (Sure wish I could find the smilies in the android app!)

Just do it. Your new son will sleep thru most of it anyway.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:59 PM   #21
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Hi, New Dad, and Congratulations!

My experience is that newborns are a LOT better travelers than toddlers...
My only concern would be exposure to contagious illnesses, as others have said.
Besides keeping the baby away from direct contact with strangers, you and your wife should take care to avoid picking up illnesses that you could pass along.
Restaurants are the hands-down champion in that department, especially if you like uncooked foods like salads. (I used to be a Health Inspector, so believe-you-me, I know!)
Avoiding that exposure is easy when you have your own traveling kitchen!

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