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What to buy on trip the US ?!?

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    hkexpat2010 is offline Registered User
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    Thanks everyone for the tips! Especially helpful to know some of the electronics are dual voltage. Will definitely look into those items!

    Not looking forward to trying to fit all of this in my suitcases :P

    PS. Does anyone on this board meet up for lunches or anything?

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    Yes, definitely everything. I'd consider prebuying things online because that's often even cheaper than in stores. I usually make a big order on amazon and diapers.com before i go back. other things (ergo/baby carrier, books for you and baby, toys)

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    i would suggest buying a huge hockey bag (yes, i've had friends do this before) or an army navy duffle and packing it to the brim. I've had friends bring over baby swings and car seats - have just kept it entirely in its box and checked it through with no problems. definitely buy your breast pump if you are thinking of pumping as electrical dual pumps are are so expensive in Asia. would also suggest buying a digital ear thermometer. ours just broke and my mom sent a Braun one from the US which was a fraction of what the price was here at Mothercare which including her shipping costs. It's a joke how things are marked up here.

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    Since we do a lot of traveling and will continue to do so, we bought a suitcase for baby when we were there and filled it up ;-) Decided on a Tumi duffel style bag with wheels. It is so roomy! Also took it on other trips (empty) and filled it up again.

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    hkexpat2010 is offline Registered User
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    Thanks for all the replies!! I've got a huge list going.

    Did anyone buy cloth diapers abroad?

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    Amazon.com diapers.com gap.com target.com

    I buy everything online in the US!

    Oh and at diapers.com u get 10% discount for first time users.

    Everything is cheaper! Happy shopping!!!

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    Second the duffel bag suggestion. We have a nylon rip-stop one that folds up into the size of a shirt basically. We take it with us everywhere (usually for dirty clothes) but when we go back to the USA it's one of our cargo carriers. You can also just get a few el cheapo bags at Walmart (they have a big duffel bag with wheels) and fill it with stuff.

    If you are bringing more fragile items you may consider some hard-shell suitcase. But for soft things like diapers and clothes, a duffel bag is a great way to go.

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