Here is a question that came into Facebook and wanted to post the answers….
We’re going to have our first baby in a few months and then continue cruising with him/her at 5-6 months’ age. I am curious about any and all advice about having infants onboard. Particularly interested in views about having strollers onboard – leaning towards not, but not fully decided. How best to setup a baby cab…in in a v-berth that is currently our garage. Oh and diapers. Thank you in advance!
Congratulations–great news! Strollers: yecch! We had our daughter Kali aboard Shanachie from 4 months old to about 2 yrs old. Only needed a baby-carrier backpack–excellent for traveling, safer dinghy rides, etc. I’d highly recommend a por…table/fold-up “playpen” (whatever they’re called nowadays)–very handy ashore, and while traveling. Those were the only pieces of baby gear we ever needed, except for a safety harness I made when she started walking at 8.5 months old, and, a clip-on folding high chair that worked on the boat and in restaurants ashore. We used disposable diapers then (late 80s) b/c no hot water, and, very little water capacity anyway. I felt somewhat guilty, but, figured it wouldn’t last too long… 🙂