Where to go March/April with 8 Month Old - SE Asia
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Nov 18, 2012 9:12 PM Last Post By: kelowelo
Nov 12, 2012 8:11 PM
Where to go March/April with 8 Month Old - SE AsiaHubby and I have decided to travel for part of maternity leave to SEA with our baby, who will be 8 mths old in March. We are planning on going for 1-2 months, renting an apartment (as opposed to moving baby around to different hotels, we'd like to be somewhat settled), hubby would like to dive, I'd love to relax on the beach. We were thinking Cambodia, but I've heard it's not best for travelling with a baby due to lack of decent hospital care and risk of dengue fever.
Places we are now considering are Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Has anyone done a trip like this? We live in Canada (Toronto), baby is our first born, but we miss travelling! Our last major trip was pre-baby a few years ago, backpacking in Belize and Guatemala.
Nov 13, 2012 2:08 AM
1Some places in Cambodia still carry a significant risk of malaria, so it may mean having your baby on anti-malarials. Dengue is a risk throughout most of SE Asia these days, so it is a difficult one to avoid. Malaysia and Thailand have excellent medical facilities available, and most of peninsular Malaysia doesn't have malaria. You should check some of the travel health sites such as fitfortravel. Indonesia is so diverse that it is variable, but places like Bali are low risk.
Malaysia, Thailand and some of Indonesia would all make a good trip. You could probably combine some of Malaysia and Thailand together if you did want to move around. April can be quite hot in Thailand, as it is just before the monsoon hits (which tends to bring dengue, so your timing is probably quite good).
Nov 15, 2012 2:06 AM
Travelling to SE Asia will pose a risk for any mosquito born illness.
Currently here in Perth many people are returning from Bali (our most popular holiday destination) with Dengue fever and Legionnaires Disease. I am not trying to scare you off but point out there is a risk at even the destinations you consider low risk.
Ensure to take baby insect repellent should be available in your supermarket or chemist. Cover up in the evenings and avoid tropical rain forest areas.
Personally I really like Malaysia due to the food, don't seem to get that sick - who wants to be sick and care for a baby?
Have a look at a great Australian website http://www.smartraveller.gov.au
Nov 17, 2012 2:03 AM
3Sorry, was meant to say Bali was considered low risk for malaria. Too much dengue around these days....
Nov 18, 2012 9:12 PM
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