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Nurse takes her 10-week-old baby around the globe for TEN MONTHS while on maternity leave (and now they’re about to jet off again)
Talk about making the most of your maternity leave.
Most people wouldn’t even consider packing up their home and travelling the world, let alone do so with an 10-week-old baby – which is exactly what
Karen Edwards, 31, and partner Shaun Bayes, from London, did following the birth of daughter, Esmé.
Boarding a plane when the tot was not yet three months old, the family flew across the world to explore Asia, Australia and New Zealand, for 10 months during their time off from work.
Karen, who is a nurse and grew up in Ireland, said her family thought she ‘was completely nuts’ when she revealed her plans.
She said she stored the family’s liquids and lotions in empty baby food pouches to make extra room in the backpack.
Since they first set off, the family have visited Ireland, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, and even Hong Kong – with Karen breastfeeding Esme – who was given travel vaccinations before they left the UK and in New Zealand.
Karen said they were able to fund the trip – which she estimates costed about £10,000 – thanks to her maternity pay with the NHS, and Shaun doing landscaping work in New Zealand to ‘earn a bit of extra cash’.