Originally posted by 1Sgt:
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!!