Save traveling to Bali with a 2 year old baby. Any Island around with the same level of health security?
I´m traveling with my son that will be 18 months at the time of travel. We have already travel alot, but around Europe, but I believe Bali is a good destination to start with the marvellous south east Asia. Do you agree?Any Island close by with similar health standards.
Than you so much
we have travelled to both bali and indonesia with our two since they were very young and have never had any real problems. i'm told by the expats there that standard medical issues are ok locally but they'd head to singapore if it were anything serious - that's an hour by plane. about 9 years ago
I've been to Bali a couple of times and i have never been sick nor have i known children to become sick from travelling. I would advise to only drink bottled water and try to avoid drinks with ice unless you are at a proper restaurant.
Other than that its perfectly fine! take a bottle of liquid non soap hand sanitizer and it works a treat when dining out and for day trips..especially for the little ones! almost 9 years ago
We have just returned from Bali with a 2 and 9 year old. Both my partner and I got upset tummys but the kids were fine! We went off the beaten track to Ubud, Lombok and Gili Islands and the Balinese people loved the kids. It would have been nice to stay somewhere with a 'kids club' so my partner and I could have had some more time together, but the hotel and restaurant staff everywhere we went were more then eager to look after our 2 year old while we ate! We organised babysitters through the hotels and they were always lovely women who the kids felt totally comfortable with straight away (as they did with most Balinese people we met) and cost was only Rp25000-Rp50000/hour or AUS$2.50-AUS$5.00/hour - very cheap! Our 2 year old puts everything in his mouth and I forgot to use the hand sanitiser, although we regularly used his baby wipes to wipe his hands and high chair (if there was one avail) and he was fine. We used bottled water always (and brushed our teeth with it too) but I think my partner and I were a bit too adventurous with the food! We had gastrolyte so we were soon okay again. The kids ate nasi goreng everywhere we went (vege rice and egg). Got both kids Typhoid and Hep A injections before we went. We went to the monkey forest but didn't take any food or plastic bags/bottles that might cause them to jump on or attack us - instead we watched other people have it done to them!!! Apparently rabies is a concern at the moment and I didn't want to have to worry. We got a hotel transfer straight from the airport and put the 2 year old on our lap with seatbelt around us. Much easier then trying to organise taxi etc especially when you are tired. One bit of advice - when you arrive to collect your luggage porters come and ask if you would like a trolley - my partner said yes and after they gave us a trolley and lifted 2 bags asked for Rp200000 - AUS$20. We were conned! Have a great trip and enjoy the lovely Balinese way with kids - I hope to be more like them with my kids from now on!!! almost 9 years ago