Jump to content

London and NYC


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 CheekyKids

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

Hi

Just wondering if anyone has done a trip to London, Paris and NYC with kids?  How did you (and the kids) cope?  Particularly with jetlag?  Please fill me in with your experience.



#2 IsolaBella

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:31 PM

We did London in August (20mo, 4yo on the flight and 5yo) and then Paris/Switzerland in the December when the kids were just turned 2,4&6 yrs.

They had less issues with jet lag than us.

London and Paris are not well set up for prams so if you can avoid one it is good or just take a super cheap light umbrella one (we took $20 target cheapie).

Edited by lsolaBella, 19 February 2013 - 03:32 PM.


#3 CheekyKids

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

Thanks IsolaBella original.gif

What I meant was if anyone has done the 3 cities in one go?  We are considering this as it's cheaper to London than NYC!!  We thought we'd do London, Paris, London, NYC, London in a month.  Just wondering if we are too ambitious!

#4 CheekyKids

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Just a connection somewhere for a couple of hours depending on airline.

#5 MrsLexiK

Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE (Madame Protart @ 19/02/2013, 04:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So you'll go Aust City - London - Paris - London - NYC - London - Aust City?  Is there a stop-over to London?

It would be too much for me and I'm a keen traveller.

OP I'd probably see if I could just go Aust City - London - Paris - NYC - Aust city (most probably stop over in LA) I wouldn't do the above as the savings would counteract the enjoyment for me and add a fair bit of travel time.

#6 CheekyKids

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:01 PM

Correct me if I am wrong, I just thought that Paris being so close to London, it's like going from Sydney to Newcastle.  The difficult part would be from London to NYC and back??

#7 IsolaBella

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:03 PM

Paris to London is a short flight.... The pain is the airports. I would do that Eurostar. Much faster.



#8 CheekyKids

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

Yeah, was thinking of getting the train, it's a quick (ish) ride.  Would probably quite enjoy the scenery...

#9 IsolaBella

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:09 PM

I missed doing a day trip from Paris to London as DD threw up over herself and me on the way to the train station. I had to drop DH, the boys and MIL off and ask the cab to return to the hotel. No way was I spending a long day in chuck covered clothes (my undies were wet eek).



#10 Fairey

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

haven't done it with kids so can't talk on that aspect original.gif

London - Paris - London is definitely not an issue. Consider the Euro Star. It's pretty cool.

I definitely have the travel bug and I wouldn't be loving the idea of Aus - London (- Paris - London) - New York - London - Aus
Especially if you aren't stopping in London on the way home to break up the New York - Aus part.

Enjoy your holiday, whatever you do original.gif

#11 lclb

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

I've flown from NYC to London to Singapore to Syd in the space of 14 days.

NYC to London was a night time flight and there wasn't any jet lag. We did loads in London and visited friends most days.

London to Singapore was a daytime flight and a shocker! We were all hit bad with jet lag in Singapore and as a result didn't actually do much. The humidity was a killer too given that we had just spend the previous 6 months enduring a snowy winter in NYC! We kind of wished we hadn't bothered stopping in Singapore in hindsight due to the jet lag!

#12 CheekyKids

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:26 PM

Thanks, all travel experts original.gif

The tentative itinerary looks like this:

6 nights London
5 nights Paris - train
3 nights London
2 weeks NYC
1 night London

What do you think?





#13 #YKG

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

I'm doing a similar trip in November going Aust - London - NYC - Aust. It worked out $1000 more to go back to London from NYC then going to Aust from NYC.

Admittedly I don't have kids but for an adult a multi stop trip in a month is exhausting enough without going back and forth. I personally would just fly from NYC back home especially if London is just a stop over.

The Eurostar is good about 3ish hours to Paris  but a good ride.

#14 CheekyKids

Posted 19 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

Thanks YellowKittyGlenn original.gif

I didn't think about flying directly back from NYC.  I kept thinking getting a return flight from the same destination.  Yes, this works out much better!

#15 kandj

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:14 PM

Your itinerary sounds great to me!

I think flying back from NYC would probably be the better option if possible.

As for the long haul side, if you can break your flight up on the way over it may help you not feel so yuck when you get there.

most airports have transit hotels and getting a room for 6 hours just to rest your body (even if you don't sleep) can do wonders for when you arrive.

Eurostar is great. you can get on at waterloo station and are there in something like an hour and half?

Sounds like my kind of holiday!!!

#16 Coffeegirl

Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

YellowKittyGlen beat me to it.  I was going to suggest an around the world fare.  As long as you don't back track, they can be quite cheap compared to booking multiple return flights.

I suggest
6 nights London
5 nights Paris
3 nights London
1 1/2 weeks NYC
4 nights in LA (take the kids to Disney)


What age are your kids?  We just did 5 nights in NYC with 8yo DS and 11yo DD last April.   DD loved the museums etc, but DS hated pretty much everything.  Especially the crowds and the endless taxis/subways to get to our destinations.

#17 Fabulous

Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Your itinerary sounds great however I would also want to fly straight home after NYC, I definitely wouldn't want to go back to London. I have taken our 5 kids to all of those cities (2 separate trips). The Eurostar is great, much quicker than going through the airport. Only downside was that there was nobody to organise the luggage. DH ended up having to re-organise the entire carriages luggage as people were leaving it in the aisles. My favourite city for kids was London. There is heaps to do and nearly all of it was free.

We only ever got jet lag on our return home. DH never seems to get it though, probably  because he always gets up the next day to go to work. They say that if you try and follow the clock of the country that you land in then jet lag will be reduced.

Edited by Fabulous, 20 February 2013 - 10:20 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reaction to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Empowering bikini photo of 46-year-old mum goes viral

When a group of teenagers made rude remarks about her body as she walked past them in a bikini at the local beach, Julie Cross refused to cover up.

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Gabriella Goat sues Peppa Pig

Every toddler's favourite television pig is being sued by an Italian woman who shares a name with a Peppa Pig character.

Meet the Mpregs, the male pregnancy enthusiasts

"Men can't have babies - that's something only women can do! But our community is full of like-minded people who wish otherwise."

Your new motherhood survival kit

Forget about the bright, pretty baby things - while you're in survival mode, all you'll need are the essentials.

More than 100,000 cars recalled globally after death of pregnant woman

The announcement of a mass recall comes as Malaysian police investigate the death of pregnant woman in July.

I had a 'good baby' but still suffered from postnatal depression

I had a much wanted precious baby girl, a 'good baby' who slept well, self settled and was mostly content. It just seemed implausible to think I could succumb to depression.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Eating ice may give mental boost to the iron deficient: study

A new study proposes that, like a strong cup of coffee, ice may give those with insufficient iron a much-needed mental boost.

Tiny lives in caring hands: Thank U NICU Day

Each year in Australia, over 40,000 newborns need the help of a special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit. One day a year, the staff are honoured by the parents they help through those dark days.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

This time my husband and I hadn't taken any chances. We had paid $50,000 and travelled 13,000 kilometres to make sure the baby growing inside me was female.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Dear firstborn, I'm sorry

Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons – particularly because you really have no idea what you're doing.

A trace of sesame could kill my son

Helen Richardson son's had two anaphylactic reactions in a month. It's traumatic for everyone.

When you know before the test says yes

It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby; it was too early for those things. A doner kebab told me I was going to be a mum again.

What not to do when your partner is in labour

Robbie Williams stole the show during his wife Ayda's labour, pretty much demonstrating everything on the "what not to do when your partner is in labour" list.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

Dad breastfeeds his babies

Trevor Macdonald has now been pregnant twice, and is successfully breastfeeding his newest family member.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.