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Gorey

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I have already walked from SJDP to Astorga. Want to walk from Astorga to Santiago with 5 month baby from 29 Oct - 10 Nov 2019. Looking for advice on terrain, weather and suitable accommodation and if I should bring a pram? Baby Sling is coming with us.
 

Kiwi-family

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Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
Will you be walking with someone else who can carry your gear? If so, then I'd leave the pram behind. If you're on our own, then I'd take the pram.
 

SabineP

Camino = Empathy + Compassion.
Camino(s) past & future
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I have already walked from SJDP to Astorga. Want to walk from Astorga to Santiago with 5 month baby from 29 Oct - 10 Nov 2019. Looking for advice on terrain, weather and suitable accommodation and if I should bring a pram? Baby Sling is coming with us.

Hi @Gorey ad welcome on this forum.

Do take your time to browse around. You can use the search function box in the right corner to find more info.

This recent thread is about a couple walking with a baby.


Good luck!
 

lt56ny

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Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
Take a tram. Only because if it rains there can be some seriously slippery spots, especially on the cobblestones and the parts of the paths that are just lots of rocks in all kinds of positions. It is bad enough if the path is flat. Many times you get this on up and downhills. This photo was taken from a different post today.
 

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Becky 59

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (May 2018)
Camino Ingles (Aug 2019)
We met a family with a 6 month old last year who used the pram to carry parents’ packs when the baby was in a front pack. They talked about a Facebook page for families with young children on the Camino, have you found that?
 

Karl Oz

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Frances
Portuguese
Aragones
Sanabres
Piamonte
Elizabethpfad
Take a tram. Only because if it rains there can be some seriously slippery spots, especially on the cobblestones and the parts of the paths that are just lots of rocks in all kinds of positions. It is bad enough if the path is flat. Many times you get this on up and downhills. This photo was taken from a different post today.
That track looks equally daunting for both carrying a baby or pushing one in a pram..
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
That track looks equally daunting for both carrying a baby or pushing one in a pram..
It may be equally daunting but if I was taking my 6 month old I would rather she be in the pram than on my back or in a pouch on my chest. If you slip suddenly and fall I only shutter to think what could happen to the baby. Falling like that especially very quickly and unexpectedly leaves you with little or no ability to fall a certain way or protect your baby.
 
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Camino Frances in 3 stages (2016/2017 & 2019)
CP in 2021
Ive come across a vlog of a camino pilgrim doing the camino frances in winter with his wife & infant son 3 yrs ago. The husband, Matthew Armstrong carried most of their stuff while the wife, carried baby Indigo in a pack carrier, sometimes also with an umbrella. They stayed mostly in albergues. The couple were given the compostelas in SdC. When they reached Finisterre, the 3 of them got their compostelas. Unfortunately, the videos of the camino are no longer available for viewing in you tube. Only this video on their compostelas is available but a clip of Victoria & Indigo on the camino trail can be seen.
 

Gorey

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
3/4 walked
Thanks Ivar for sending this. I will try to make contact with Matthew. We are almost ready to set off next Tuesday. Many thanks Liguori
 

Kanga

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
@hikingmd_05 I was looking for those videos to post as the series was such a comprehensive account of walking all the way from SJPDP to Finisterre with a baby. A separate video blog post for each day. I watched them when it first ran. So sorry it is no longer available.
 
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David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
That was one of the first vlogs I watched. I saw recently it had been taken down, when I went to look for it to recommend on another similar thread. I was glad I had downloaded them to be able to watch them offline.
Ive come across a vlog of a camino pilgrim doing the camino frances in winter with his wife & infant son 3 yrs ago. The husband, Matthew Armstrong carried most of their stuff while the wife, carried baby Indigo in a pack carrier, sometimes also with an umbrella. They stayed mostly in albergues. The couple were given the compostelas in SdC. When they reached Finisterre, the 3 of them got their compostelas. Unfortunately, the videos of the camino are no longer available for viewing in you tube. Only this video on their compostelas is available but a clip of Victoria & Indigo on the camino trail can be seen.
 

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