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08/07/2013 at 03:50
We're considering a weekend break to London, getting the train down then staying in a hotel for a couple of nights. H would be around 7 or 8 months old, do you think there will be things to keep him entertained?
how do you find getting the tube etc with a baby and pram?
How have your Lo's been in train journeys?
we just want to make sure it's not a wasted trip!
08/07/2013 at 06:44
I've popped into London with Ben and the pram a couple if times. The train hasn't been a problem, but its only 20 mins, if it was a longer journey I think you'd have to fold the pram and have H on your lap. I've not been on the tube as it doesn't appeal with the pram, if the stations are step free you'll be fine but not all stations are so you may have to get the pram up stairs and on the escalator. I think he'd love the aquarium with all the fish, or if he's anything like B he'll just love to people watch whilst you do things you enjoy!
08/07/2013 at 06:57
We went when aaron was around 4 months but we flew down. Had a great time
08/07/2013 at 06:58
Re tube we took buggy rather than pram and in stations with no lift one of us took buggy and one baby. Also used the sling
08/07/2013 at 07:12
I live in London and I'd not take a pram/buggy unless absolutely necessary. Mine folds to two wheels so I can easily bump up/down stairs with baby and shopping still in it, but even so, I visit my parents every week and use the sling plus a wheeled suitcase and my change bag. I couldn't manage, for example, the pram and the suitcase. Once I went with just the pram and change bag and managed to fit all my stuff into the pram basket, but I still think sling was easier.
I reckon H would be entertained enough, there's plenty of activity going on.
08/07/2013 at 07:15
Oh and I forgot to say, it's not just stairs. Public transport can get very busy even if it's the weekend, so depending where you are you could be waiting ages to be able to get onto a tube/bus with a pram, as buses can only fit two buggies.
08/07/2013 at 08:56
Thanks ladies, I have a sling so can take that and there will be two of us to help. We are coming down from Yorkshire so a longer train ride but ok hoping H might sleep on it! Aquarium is a good idea, hasn't thought of that.
08/07/2013 at 21:22
If you have a sling then definitely use that. I've taken my daughter on the tube quite a few times & it's so easy. Normal trains are ok just take books & toys to keep them amused. I'd also recommend the aquarium & you get it half price (or buy 1 get 1 free) tickets if you show your train ticket.
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