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Old 12-29-2007, 05:07 PM
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On the Liberty cruise we were on this November we`saw a young couple with a baby, must have been 5-7 mos old and I can tell you the mom looked miserable because baby was crying on and on and she had to leave the dining room. I had not thought of the health issues mentioned by others but I think it makes sense to leave baby with Grandma or postpone to 2 years old.
At that age, it doesn't take much to get their little systems "out of whack".

Think about how tired this infant was from having a take a road trip or air flight for hours to get there. Having their sleep schedule turned on its ear. Embarkation...

Then thrown in a completely different environment (out of the comfort of their crib) on a "moving ship" (heaven forbid if seas are rough).

If this little one is on formula, just a change in the water to mix it can throw their digestive systems into a tail spin.

Add to that the risk of catching a bug....

I would be crying too!!
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On the Liberty cruise we were on this November we`saw a young couple with a baby, must have been 5-7 mos old and I can tell you the mom looked miserable because baby was crying on and on and she had to leave the dining room.
That would just be my luck... I already have to babysit the little one's by the pool so mommy and daddy can gamble their infant's college savings away. I don't want to listen to them in the dining room, too... I think the one-year age line should be a bare minimum. If I had to take my nieces and nephews on a cruise they would quickly turn into flotsam and jetsam.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:16 AM
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This brings me back to the one thread I read on a cruise reveiw about the mom who brought her infant on a cruise,was feeding the infant and spilt her last bit of formula all over her last diapers,than turned around a wrote a bad reveiw on the cruise line because they didn't have formula and diapers onboard to replace the ones she lost!!!! BABIES DON'T BELONG ON CRUISE SHIPS.........First and foremost,for their own health and safety, secondly, for the sanity and, yes I'm going to say it, respect of others. WHO wants to pay thousands of dollars for a vacation and be stuck in a room or at a designated dinner table, next to a screaming baby....I don't. It's not a good idea.
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:18 PM
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tompands I can't say it better I love kids don't get me wrong but I will not like to spend good money for a Cruise and then been up all night because a baby is screaming in the cabin next to mine...
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I will have to call to guest relations and then every morning I will have some people giving me a hard time because of it
The way I see it babies don't belong on a cruise ship please let them stay with their " Abuelos" or with your sister but do not this to you or your fellow passangers on the trip
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That's another reason to wait until the baby is older. By 10 or 11 months, they're typically sleeping through the night. Even so, the potential medical issues would be my biggest concern as a parent.

I also urge anyone traveling with a baby to request your own table in the dining room. That's what we did... I believe our son was about 3 or 4 before we felt comfortable to dine with others. In fact, if memory serves correctly, they paired us with a family that had a toddler.
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