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Baby Basics :: Ultimate Shopping List

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That wraps up our Baby Basics series. Whew. Anybody else need a refreshing beverage and a light snack?

If I could only bring 3 things from America they would be:
1. an Ergo
2. winter down jumpers
3. ear thermometer + medicine

The very basics: crib, stroller, highchair, walker, etc. can be purchased here.

As for the rest of the rest: bouncer, Exersauser or anything else in Babys R Us wasn’t necessary.

The Ultimate List of Items to Bring from America
pre-natal vitamins/folic acid
2 good nursing bras
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
Pack N Play (a friend got one on taobao.com)
mattress protectors
fitted sheets
a lovie (buy two)
all natural diaper rash cream
Portable Changing Table
The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Boppy Pillow(if you want one)
Mylicon Infant Gas Relief Drops
Breast Pump
breast milk storage bottles/bags
Nursing Cover(if you want one)
BPA/lead free bottles
formula
Powdered Formula Dispenser
sterilizing tablets
organic baby food/organic rice cereal
bibs (plastic or Waterproof SuperBib)
portable Hook On Chair/Booster Seat
BPA free pacifiers
BPA free teething rings
BPA/lead free sippy cups
Infant’s Ibuprofen Drops
Children’s Tylenol
vitamins (if you want)
Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer
Orajel Toddler Training Toothpaste
ERGObaby Baby Carrier
iBert Safe-T-Seat Front Child Seat
English board books (also available at amazon.cn)
lead free toys
organic, all natural baby care products (lotion, shampoo, etc.)
What to Expect the First Year
Secrets of the Baby Whisperer
Memory Book
anything that your Mom saved for your first child – an old hat, blanket, toy, etc.
fleece or down jumpers for winter (if you live where its cold)
a few essential pieces of clothes in various sizes

Bring over a variety of clothes in a variety of sizes. Lots of clothes can be used for either boy or girl: jeans, turtle necks, fleece jackets, winter coat, pants, etc. As you know, in the winter your baby will be so bundled up, it won’t matter what they have on underneath.

If I forgot anything, please let me know in the comments.

2 comments to Baby Basics :: Ultimate Shopping List

  • jdavis2

    loved this series! so incredibly practical! as they say (somewhere): you did a bang up job!
    p.s. i absolutely love my nursing tanks & would highly recommend them (target, Gilligan & OMalley brand)

  • Hi Sandra,
    I bought a boppy and nursing cover on taobao.com for a friend that also lives in China. I had them mailed directly to her, so I’m not sure exactly what they were like but she said they were great. You can find them easily – some of the covers were expensive but many were affordable. Also some friends bought my Ergo for me on Taobao. I know you have one from Taobao and one real one. Peyton is 7 months and so far I haven’t had any complaints with mine. It is definetely “fake” but it is designed exactly like a real one and feels great and secure.
    Great series, I know it will be so helpful to many. Anyone who is reading and has questions about taobao feel free to write me: actually (at) pobox (dot) com
    Blessings,
    Michelle

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