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|Mon, 03-01-2010 - 3:59pm|
Hey Ladies, So I'm planning a trip to DC to visit some family this spring. James will be between 10-12 months probably when we go. We're going to be flying, and I'm not planning on buying a seat for James. I'd really rather not bring a car seat if possible. The airlines charge for all checked luggage (including car seats/strollers as far as I can tell). We'll be staying right downtown on the metro line, and should be able to get everywhere on the metro/bus. (we also can't really park where we'll be staying, so we won't rent a car) Does that seem doable to do without a carseat? There's a small chance that we could get a ride from family once or twice, but seems like too much hassle to bring a carseat just on the off chance that someone wants to take us someplace.
I'm thinking we'll need to bring a pack-n-play. And maybe a stroller. Sightseeing without a stroller seems like maybe a bad idea, though we do have the ergo carrier, and slings. Also, how much sightseeing is reasonable to do with a baby that age? Any experience with that? I was also thinking we could buy a cheap stroller there instead of checking it (it would be $40 to check the stroller I think) Does that seem like a bad idea though, to try to get around with like a cheap umbrella stroller?
I'd appreciate any and all advice you ladies might have. Also, Sarah I thinkyou live around there, so if you have any area specific advice, that would be awesome! Thanks in advance ladies!