Family living in Antarctica
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Bringing up baby - in Antarctica

Life with a young child can sometimes be challenging - but how would you feel if you were bringing up your son in Antarctica?

Fernando Font, an officer in the Chilean Air Force, made the tough decision to move his wife Carolina and young son, also called Fernando, to Antarctica for two years while he serves as head of air operations on King George Island.

For Carolina, the move involved a huge amount of organisation - including buying nearly 2,500 nappies in advance and shipping them over.

But both insist that living in Antarctica has only improved their family life.

BBC News travelled to King Edward Island to meet them.

Video production: Anahi Aradas (BBC Mundo), Laura Plitt, Natalia Pianzola and John Galliver

Real Time is a series for the BBC News website in which ordinary people tell their own extraordinary stories.

  • 31 Jul 2013
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