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In July my family is planning to take a trip to Maryland and then to Cooperstown, NY. We are very excited but need some help making this trip as inexpensive as possible. Any advice on what to take and how to pack for 3-4 people would be much appreciated. As well as one of those is my daughter. She will be 9 months at the time of the trip. She is our first and will be breastfeeding only until 6 months of age and I'm not sure what/how much she should be eating at that time. Once again any advice would be much appreciated.

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Jessica

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January 13, 20070 found this helpful

We moved from Minnesota to Mississippi when my youngest was just a year old, we drove it . It was difficult, but we made it thru. very important, you need to take a break at least every hour, every 2 if you can't each hour. even if it's only for 5 mins or so. bring lots of toys, you can use the linky rings to keep them off the floor. To save money we always pack a cooler with food, so we can picnic, instead of stopping a fast food places. sandwiches, fruit, trail mix, snacks, etc. great money saver. you may want to consider getting an entertainment book, it's a coupon book for areas and lots of time they have 2 for 1 and half off stuff. if you go to their website you can order them for your destination, for about 20 or 25 dollars. their great if you want to hit popular places. or stay in hotels. right now Gerber has some dissolving cereal and other snacks that would be perfect for baby. they list the ages on the containers. check walmart or target baby area for them. We used cheap duffel bags for packing to help save space. A lot of mix and match clothing. and for baby, guesstamate how many diapers and set of clothing etc. You will need and then double that number, if your cramped for space, then just bring the things you don't want to buy again. like diapers, they sell them everywhere. Make sure to take a playpen for your daughter to sleep in, not all hotels have cribs. some may, but you don't want to be caught off guard. and most important really. If your insurance doesn't cover break down expenses, just in case, get a trial period with AAA because they will pay for hotels and stuff if you break down. Because you don't want to get stuck somewhere. well that's all i can think of right now, Hope some of this helps.

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January 15, 20070 found this helpful

well i live in baltimore, md. it usually is pretty hot by july and august. humidity is terriable. i would suggest you go to the inner harbor and just walking around is great. they of course also have stores and food.

go onto the maryland website. i am sure they would have some good ideas. email me at sandy sheep1 @ yahoo.com no spaces i can tell you more.

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January 16, 20070 found this helpful

Are you planning to go to the Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown? Are you a Cal Ripken fan? If you are, you need to visit Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD. I live in Harford County, if you want more info, please email me at kimbers867 @ comcast.com (no spaces). Our summers can get pretty sticky.

As a mom who BF both her girls, is it possible to get her breastfeeding until after your trip. It will save you the hassle of lugging bottles and formula around.

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