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What to buy on trip the US ?!?

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    What to buy on trip the US ?!?

    I'll be in the US this summer and want to pick up baby things for a 1st baby. Any suggestions on what's hard to find and/or more expensive in Hong Kong than in the US?

    Would appreciate any advice!

    Thanks!

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    most things are more expensive here than there...

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    completely agree with carang. nearly everything is more expensive here by 20-30% or more, so buy your stroller, car seat, cot (if you can be bothered to cart it back), monitors, dehumidifiers........
    basically as much as you can reasonably carry back. this is what I did before my first.

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    u should buy as much as you can! like the above post says - car seats, stroller(s), crib, bottles etc...everything basically gets imported from the US/Europe into Asia so it will be so much cheaper. Just buy a big army duffle or hockey bag and stuff it to the max. My mother just brought over our new car seat and checked it right through in its box. She didn't even unpack etc...was no problem!

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    Thanks for the advice! I have the car seat and a 'pack and play' that we brought back already. Will look into getting as much stuff as possible!

    Mummymoo- For the dehumidifiers and monitors, are you using voltage converters then? Also, do you get the converters in the US or in HK? I need to pick up one in HK, but am not sure where to find it...

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    hkexpat2010 my husband somehow knows how to change the power plug to HK compatible ones but I suppose an electrician could do that for you (ask your management for an electrician they always have access to tradies of all sorts). We changed the plugs because we are not from the US so would never be using their power cycle, if we were and were likely to be going back we would use an adaptor. He bought the right plug, adaptor from an electronics place (huge, multiple floors) in Wan Chai that is right outside of the MTR entrance there, Hennessy Road Exit. I also think that jack of all trades store Japan Homes would have adaptors too.
    Hope that helps!

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    when we came back the last time, we brought bikes for the 2 kids!

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    yes, we also brought 2 rugs back last summer for our sons' rooms!! the things we'll do!

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