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  1. Tazim
    April 21, 2013

    I have never been to a conference nor do I have a baby, but I really enjoyed this post. There are definitely a lot of things to consider! I’m sure that id likely bring my baby along because id miss him or her otherwise. Really great thorough post Darcy!
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    • Darcy Zalewski
      April 23, 2013

      Thank you, Tazim! I’m glad you found it valuable even if you don’t have little ones at this time. :)Syrana

  2. Jess
    April 22, 2013

    The tips are very helpful. It is often difficult for mommy bloggers to handle such situations. thanks for these awesome ideas!! :)
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    • Darcy Zalewski
      April 23, 2013

      You’re welcome! I know some people think mom shouldn’t go if she can’t leave baby behind but the choice is much more complex than that in many cases. Glad you found this helpful!Syrana

  3. Ellen Christian
    April 26, 2013

    I cannot even imagine going to a blogging conference with children let alone a baby. You must have the patience of a saint.
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    • Darcy Zalewski
      April 28, 2013

      I wish I could say that was the case but it’s not! A sleepy newborn was way easier than my toddler.Syrana

  4. Shary
    April 28, 2013

    I have taken babies on long trips before, but going to a conference seems super stressful. I haven’t been to one and for the most part it seems scary with a baby in tow. Your tips are helpful for not just conference goers, but travelers in general. Thank you, Darcy!
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    • Darcy Zalewski
      April 28, 2013

      It can be overwhelming. Thankfully I’ve known a few people at every conference I’ve attended. Glad that my tips are helpful for general travel as well!Syrana

  5. Jenny K
    May 19, 2013

    I’m planning on going to MommyCon Philly in August, which I assume will be pretty baby friendly, but I swear I remember you saying you weren’t that impressed. I’m not going for blogging specifically, but just because the topics interest me. Thoughts?
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    • Darcy Zalewski
      May 20, 2013

      The one in Chicago was nothing like a conference. If you took baby you had to wear them (no room for strollers). It was essentially a large garage with a few chairs on one end with people trying to speak to the crowd and a smattering of vendor tables. I’ve attended expos and trade shows for easy cheaper with more value to them. :(Syrana

  6. Josi
    July 30, 2014

    Thank you for this!! I am attending a conference in October, at which time I will have an approx 6 week old newborn. My third child but haven’t traveled with or without a real BABY-baby since my oldest son (almost 7 now) was small. I’m so torn between taking baby or leaving baby home or dragging along my husband or mom to watch him in the hotel while I’m at events. I’ve been told baby is welcome but gah, I want to actually pay attention, you know? Probably just going to be a “wait and see” situation as the date gets closer and depending on baby’s personality.
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    • Darcy Zalewski
      August 3, 2014

      I’m glad you found this helpful! With baby that little they will likely sleep most of the time so you should be fine. It was much easier going with my newborn than any other time I’ve tekn one or both kids with.Syrana

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