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Six Flags Over Georgia is having a Military Appreciation Day next weekend, September 25th, and our whole family (DH, DD, Me and Lucy) could all get in for free. DH really wants to go and I know that DD would have a blast, but I don't know if Lucy will be okay to go. She'll be 1 month and 5 days old then. All she does is eat, sleep, pee and poop so she could spend most of the day snoozing in the stroller or being held and talked to and fed, but my concern is the weather. Would it be too hot for her? The forcast for the 24th says that the high is 86 and that it will be mostly sunny. That's a lot cooler than it has been, but will it be too warm for Lucy? Can she wear sunblock? I can put a hat on her and keep her shaded with her stroller, but I think she might need sunblock for extra protection.
Should I have any other concerns? What would you do? I'd really hate for DD to miss out because I know she would love to go, and DH taking her alone isn't an option. Also, there's no one to leave Lucy with for the day, so it's everyone goes or no one goes. I'm just not sure if it's a good idea to take Lucy or not.
I would definitely go. NO SUNBLOCK though! It's not recommended until they're older than 6 months. I would put her in light colored, long sleeved and pants clothes, light socks, and a HUGE brimmed hat to protect her head and face. I'd wear Cohen in my Moby but the stroller works too, then you can use the sunshade. Make sure you're feeding her and she's urinating to prevent dehydration.
I *insert sarcasm* could get mother of the year as I took Hayden to Busch Gardens Williamsburg at 1 month old and it was 105 degrees. I had him stripped down to a diaper and in the stroller and rubbed him down with cool water most of the day. That afternoon I was nursing him and a lady came up and lectured me about having him out and I ended up asking my mom to take me back to the hotel. He was perfectly fine though. I would NEVER do that again though.
Anyway, I think you should go and enjoy it! Take lots of pics of Jill and Lucy's first day at Six Flags!
How far away is it for you guys? I would probably do what Melissa said. And no to the sunblock. Keep the sunshade over her in her stroller. Do you have a travel system? If you do, usually the shade from the stroller meets the shade from her seat and keeps baby pretty much completely shaded. Plus, there should be enough shady spots in the park where you can sit with her when feeding or holding her. And a big hat will help lots! If the park isn't too far away, then I would definitely try it, even if you can only be out for a little while, your older DD will still have a blast!!
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I'd go! Just keep her in shade and if you feel like it's getting too hot for her, maybe there's a cool area you could sit at for a bit? Too bad we won't be in GA then, otherwise I'd totally meet you up there. Have fun!
I'd go! We took our oldest to Oshkosh,WI for an air show when he was a month old. It ended up hotter than they predicted (like 100*) but we kept him in the shade and made sure he was drinking enough. When we were hanging out watching the air show we laid him on a blanket with an umbrella shading him and then laid a damp receiving blanket on him to keep him cool. He was fine.
Thanks for all the advice, ladies! I'm pretty sure we're going to go! I just have to make sure we have money for a hotel and food.
Thanks for the "no sunblock" warning! I'm sure I would have read the label that said not to put it on a baby under 6 months before I actually put it on her, but good to know ahead of time!
Amy, it's about 2 hours away from us. We'll probably drive up Friday after work and spend Friday and Saturday nights there - just make a weekend of it. I do have a travel system that can block the sun out!
I wish you were in GA, Dani! When will you be moving here?
Kris, the damp receiving blanket is a great idea! I'll keep that in mind just in case.