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Countdown on

The countdown to the London Olympics is on. There are just over three months to go until the start of the London 2012 Olympics. The opening ceremony is on 27th July and the games are on until 12th August.

If you’re travelling to London to watch the Olympics and you’re taking children with you we’d recommend travelling with a Trunki.

Trunki for travelling kids

Mum is a Trunki fan. When we travelled from the UK to Australia via … Read more

Ready, set...

At this time of year many families are preparing for long haul trips; whether they’re moving to a new country, like Australia, or heading off on holiday. You might be visiting friends and family who have already moved overseas; or maybe you’re going on look, see and discover trip for your own relocation.

At Mum’s gone 2 Aus we’ve written a number of useful articles about flying with children and babies, keeping children entertained on the plane, and … Read more

Follow the sun

We often mention that completing frequent long haul flights is inevitable once you have relocated to Australia. In Flying long haul with children: Coping with jet lag we provide tips on dealing with a jet lagged baby or child. We have also shared details of several great stopover destinations when flying to \ from Australia.

Recently I had a conversation with a friend’s sister, visiting from the UK, about the best flight available from London to Sydney … Read more

Whilst visiting my globetrotting sister in Bali we had a discussion about flight routes between Europe and Australia and some of the best airports to use when stopping over or connecting part way. This led us to discuss the facilities available for those travelling with infants and young children, and specifically the use of strollers or pushchairs in airports. My savvy sister pointed out that many airlines lend strollers to passengers to help them through the airport.

When we travelled … Read more

Ready to go

Mum was recently asked a question that we thought would be interesting for all parents travelling to \ from Australia, in fact anyone travelling by air with infants and children.

How much luggage can you take for a child or infant?

The luggage or baggage allowance is similar for most airlines, and similar for the majority of international flights. A word of caution if you’re reading this and travelling to \ from the US: these flights may … Read more

Globetrotting

Jet lag is something inevitable about the flight to Australia. It’s an exhausting consequence of changing to a different time zone. It is also said to be associated with the lower levels of oxygen we experience during air travel.

Mum was recently contacted by a Mum’s gone 2 Aus reader travelling from the UK to Australia with a three month old baby. Establishing a regular eating and sleeping routine for a baby is no easy thing, so the thought … Read more

Baby flight

Flying with a baby can feel daunting, particularly the first time. Around this time of year many parents will be planning flights with their little ones. Whether you’re relocating or visiting on holiday the flights to and from Australia are the trickiest. Here are some useful tips, and responses to common questions parents have when travelling with small children.

Should you travel with a pushchair?

A while ago some friends in the UK asked whether they should take … Read more