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Old 22nd December 2011, 16:03   #76
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Womanonwheels..This is a fabulous drive and courageous one too as many has pointed out. This thread is turning out to be a "Driving Manual" for anyone travelling with kids
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I dont see any problem in travelling with an infant if you have done adequate planning and have taken adequate precautions.

We did Jaipur -Delhi when my daughter was 14 days old. The 5 hour journey took us almost 8 hrs because of the many stops we had to take, but I think she took it pretty well.

And the thing is my kid never sleeps in the car, she is wide wide awake and enjoys watching the world pass by!!

Good thread WoW, it definitely speaks a lot about your courage and determination
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And the thing is my kid never sleeps in the car, she is wide wide awake and enjoys watching the world pass by!!
Lucky you deky! My 5 yr old daughter is a bundle of mischief whenever she goes on a long drive - she becomes DJ of the car, then wants to take her head out of the sunroof, roll up/down the windows. Now, for any trip invariably we pack a bag for her consisting of her toys, dolls, coloring books, story books and the iPad

Tomorrow I am travelling to Hyd, with all of the above stuff, making her "bag" bigger than my luggage bag
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Lucky you deky! My 5 yr old daughter is a bundle of mischief whenever she goes on a long drive - she becomes DJ of the car, then wants to take her head out of the sunroof, roll up/down the windows. Now, for any trip invariably we pack a bag for her consisting of her toys, dolls, coloring books, story books and the iPad

Tomorrow I am travelling to Hyd, with all of the above stuff, making her "bag" bigger than my luggage bag
Will we get to see a travelogue???
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Lucky you deky! My 5 yr old daughter is a bundle of mischief whenever she goes on a long drive - she becomes DJ of the car, then wants to take her head out of the sunroof, roll up/down the windows. Now, for any trip invariably we pack a bag for her consisting of her toys, dolls, coloring books, story books and the iPad

Tomorrow I am travelling to Hyd, with all of the above stuff, making her "bag" bigger than my luggage bag
I have a feeling you are not using child safety devices. My 5 yr old has learnt bucking himself and the moment we get ready he does it himself. Sometimes it takes longer but he won't let me help him with the seat belt. In our current car the middle windows are fixed but in my galant I had the windows permanently child-locked.
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Actually that reminds me, the person I sold my car to, came back saying the windows don't work, and I had to unlock it for him

just a reminder, Power Window Switches Can Kill Children - ABC News
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Here's what one of our friends in T-BHP underwent. Close shave indeed.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post1933788

Also someone recollected this http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post1937959 in the same thread.

Hence it is very pertinent to belt up the kids in the car so that they don't go around hanging their head or limbs out of the open window.

Also I have locked the rear power windows using the switch that's provided. So only I can lower or raise the rear windows from my drivers seat and no one sitting behind can. This was after I noticed my wife inadvertently pressing the button near her window while sitting behind, lowering it once. What my wife can do, my daughter will attempt!

Safe driving folks. And wish you all a very happy new year in advance!
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Are we going OT here? Perhaps there could be a separate thread on how to drive safe with children aboard.

Let's leave the thread to WoW's travelogue, in case she wants to add something to it.
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Are we going OT here? Perhaps there could be a separate thread on how to drive safe with children aboard.

Let's leave the thread to WoW's travelogue, in case she wants to add something to it.
Indeed - there may be a return trip to Mumbai to bring the car back, Added bonus will be a trip to golden temple before the journey. lets hope that materializes
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Necessities make up situations and situations make up a man (or a woman in this case). I am really happy for you to have made that lovely trip . My wife is a (specialist) doctor and she is happy for you too.

As for me, I just returned after 850 km drive over the last 3 days and we hit the sack at 1:00 am this morning. We did not really wanted to send my 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter to school today, after all that hectic holiday in Wayanad. But guess what, they both refused to stay at home and went to school.

@threadowner: Please write, all that you originally intended to write, regardless of the "opinions, tips, tricks......." coming your way.

BH.

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Hello All, I have some exciting news to share!! As stated earlier, I will need to go to Punjab and bring the car back. Here is what makes it better. I am going to compbine my long due Banglore trip with this..

Wait... there is more. Now that this is going to be a two weeks leave I will be taking from office, I am also planning to travel to Banaras on this trip.

Mail has been sent to HVK for guidance. This time around, I intend to keep the thread updated right from the very beginning.

So lets see what time has in store for me. Hoping for a great trip that I will remember for years to some. Bring on sugesstions/thoughts/advice if you have any.
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Hi,

if you making it to Bangalore in and around 18th Feb try to be available for the biggest meet in Bangalore as the people are planning to Chicmanglur.
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Hello All, I have some exciting news to share!! As stated earlier, I will need to go to Punjab and bring the car back. Here is what makes it better. I am going to compbine my long due Banglore trip with this..
Just read your travelogue. Loved it!

My son had a road trip when he was 2 weeks old and then another when he was 3 months old. He was not a problem. My wife is a bit like @noopster when it comes to road trips with sonny boy ...

I am not sure which part of Bangalore you want to travel to and which direction you are coming from. As a general piece of advise, time your arrival into the outskirts of Bangalore around 2pm-4pm if you can. In my opinion and experience, kids love travel but are not too fond of stop-go traffic jams.
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Hello All, I have some exciting news to share!! As stated earlier, I will need to go to Punjab and bring the car back. Here is what makes it better. I am going to compbine my long due Banglore trip with this..

Wait... there is more. Now that this is going to be a two weeks leave I will be taking from office, I am also planning to travel to Banaras on this trip.

Mail has been sent to HVK for guidance. This time around, I intend to keep the thread updated right from the very beginning.

So lets see what time has in store for me. Hoping for a great trip that I will remember for years to some. Bring on sugesstions/thoughts/advice if you have any.
Quite a long journey that!
Patiala-Delhi-Kanpur-Allahabad-Varanasi-Allahabad-Rewa-Umariya-Dindori-Seoni-Nagpur-Hyderabad-Bangalore-Bombay!
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Hello All, I have some exciting news to share!! As stated earlier, I will need to go to Punjab and bring the car back. Here is what makes it better. I am going to compbine my long due Banglore trip with this..
Wait... there is more. Now that this is going to be a two weeks leave I will be taking from office, I am also planning to travel to Banaras on this trip.
Hello Womanonwheels,

Yes. I remember discussing with you regarding your next visist to PUnjab to bring your Car back.

Now that you have planned to do Punjab - Banaras - Banglore - Mumbai, this will be a great trip & we will eagerly wait for your updates while on you are on the move.

Wish you all the very best & yes HVK's log books will be a great help to you in this trip.

Thanks,
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