My girlfriend and I are wondering if it is possible/recommended/safe to travel with a 3-month-old baby through a country (New Zealand) for about 3 to 4 months. We are just thinking about it. We haven't planned anything. So this is the first attempt to get some information about the feasibility.

The only thing we are sure about yet is travelling through the country by car. Probably even a car in which we can sleep. So another thing would be that we only make day trips and always have the car as savepoint where we come back to.

Do you have any experience travelling with babys about the age of 3 months?

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  • How do you plan to travel? Babies require a lot of stuff, formulas, bottles, diapers, cremes, soaps, strollers, car seat. Not the easiest to deal with hopping on and off buses, trains or planes. Would likely be best in a rented camper van. Plus you have to consider inoculations as there are a bunch at 4 and 6 months. – user13044 Aug 23 '16 at 6:52
  • By car. (added some information, about how we think to travel) – obrob Aug 23 '16 at 6:59
  • it's not really about opions (we know most people would say: Don't do it!) we are looking for some initial information. Maybe if some people have already made some experience. It's really hard to find some good informations about long-term traveling with young babys. – obrob Aug 23 '16 at 7:14
  • @obrob, there's probably a reason for that (hint, hint). A toddler is already a difficult enough proposition when in the safety and confort of your own home, so on the road... Also don't forget that some parts of NZ are pretty isolated. When your kid will catch a fever and you won't have easy access to a doctor or medication, you might be in quite a predicament. – jcaron Aug 23 '16 at 7:23
  • I would talk with your pediatrician, as I mentioned earlier there are a number of recommended inoculations and for my daughter I would not be too keen on simply showing up at some random doctor's office to get her next round of shots, I'd want the doctor that cared for her and my wife's pregnancy keeping an eye on things. We didn't do any long haul traveling until my daughter was 2. – user13044 Aug 23 '16 at 8:01