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Feb 13, 2013, 2:53 PM

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Re: [wonderwoman] buttermilks with a baby
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Allow me to justify my response. You're going camping in the desert. It can be very hot, or very cold. Assuming you luck out and bring all of the right clothing for any type of condition (freezing, HOT, snow, wind...) food, water, sunscreen, first aid kit, and whatever a baby requires day-to-day, I guess you have a decent chance of having a good trip. There are A LOT of possible conditions to prepare for that a normal human can suffer through, but that could be extremely unhealthy for an infant.

Then there's the consideration that you could get hurt. Alone you might be able to drag yourself back to civilization, but now you've got a helpless infant to deal with, too.

Scorpions, spiders, snakes, wasps maybe?, peoples' dogs, other desert creatures....

And what if you have to do some scrambling (or any other unexpected activity that requires both hands)...

And lastly (and probably leastly) no one wants to hear your infant have a screaming fit while they're out there trying to enjoy themselves. (I suppose your infant doesn't cry. Heard that one too many times...)

These are all things that I've learned from bringing my DOG on trips with me, and he's mostly self-sufficient. And I STILL don't bring him to a new area for the first time, until I scope it out.

I'm not trying to be a jerk. I'm just saying, bringing an infant on a climbing trip to the fairly remote desert, where you've never been before, seems like a bad idea.

(This post was edited by skelldify on Feb 13, 2013, 2:56 PM)

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