Your Baby in Africa (And A Lot of Other Places Too)

A Listmania! list by Lucky Me (East Africa)
The list author says: "My three children and I live in Uganda, the youngest is a baby boy, adopted at the age of four months. I've also lived in Haiti and Brazil. Fact is you can get a number of things here in Kampala, but they are nearly always six times the cost, and I'd say 75% of them would be recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission."
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
1.  Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 by Steven P. Shelov
The list author says:
  "I had an earlier edition with the first two children (now 10 and 13) and really like how balanced and comprehensive it is. Helped me get my "baby mojo" back for the latest!  And a well baby visit is unheard of here, so I'm using it more than ever."
$19.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
2.  Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad by Summer Infant
The list author says:
  "Bought this and a cover to go with, then found a changing table (also on Amazon), printed the photo, wrote down the measurements and had it had made here in Uganda.  Works great!"
$16.29   Used & New from: $13.89
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,118 customer reviews)

Basic Comfort Ultra Plush Changing Pad Cover
3.  Basic Comfort Ultra Plush Changing Pad Cover by Summer Infant
The list author says:
  "Fits the changing pad, soft and cozy."
$10.95   Used & New from: $6.38
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)

Carters Keep Me Dry Flannel Lap Pads, Ecru, 3 Pack
4.  Carters Keep Me Dry Flannel Lap Pads, Ecru, 3 Pack by Carter's
The list author says:
  "Put this on top of the change pad cover, under the key area, and you won't have to wash the entire cover when things get messy.  And they do get messy."
$6.99   Used & New from: $3.62
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)

Bright Starts Fun on Safari Cradling Bouncer
5.  Bright Starts Fun on Safari Cradling Bouncer by Bright Starts
The list author says:
  "The simpler the better on these things -- remember they have a very limited shelf life.  If I could have gotten this without the part that makes it vibrate, I would have.  I believe in holding babies, but you really do have to put them down sometimes."
Out of stock
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Fisher-Price Precious Planet Deluxe Musical Activity Gym
6.  Fisher-Price Precious Planet Deluxe Musical Activity Gym by Fisher-Price
The list author says:
  "Like the bouncy seat, you do need a place to put them from time to time, and this one is nice -- not too elaborate, don't need to be a mechanical engineer to put it together."
Used & New from: $176.51
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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Gerber 12-Pack Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Diapers, White
7.  Gerber 12-Pack Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Diapers, White by Gerber
The list author says:
  "All purpose helpers -- burp cloth, saliva catcher, etc.  Twelve is enough because the nanny does laundry every day.  Otherwise, I'd get 24.  Love the little guy, but he is moist!"
Out of stock
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Sassy Ring O' Links Rattle Developmental Toy
8.  Sassy Ring O' Links Rattle Developmental Toy by Sassy
The list author says:
  "These are fabulous.  Highly recommend a couple of sets.  Super flexible, and keeps things off the floor."
$5.38   Used & New from: $3.32
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)

Plan Toy Punch and Drop
9.  Plan Toy Punch and Drop by Plan Toys
The list author says:
  "This has stood the test of time -- loved by the first two (both girls) and now thoroughly enjoyed by their new baby brother.  One of those things you'll keep because it's such good quality."
$18.99   Used & New from: $17.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Baby Einstein Stack and Discover Blocks
10.  Baby Einstein Stack and Discover Blocks by Baby Einstein
The list author says:
  "Super fun.  #2 is the favorite -- makes crinkly sounds."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

Peek-A Who?
11.  Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
The list author says:
  "Endlessly entertaining -- he never gets tired of this."
$6.25   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (496 customer reviews)

Top 100 Baby Purees
12.  Top 100 Baby Purees by Annabel Karmel
The list author says:
  "Simple and do-able.  And he's eaten everything I've made from it so far."
$10.70   Used & New from: $0.51
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (403 customer reviews)

Fresh N Freeze 2 oz. Reusable Baby Food Containers 12-Pack
13.  Fresh N Freeze 2 oz. Reusable Baby Food Containers 12-Pack by One Step Ahead
The list author says:
  "What else are you going to put those purees in?"
$25.00   Used & New from: $24.93
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

Luvs Ultra Clean Baby Wipes Refills, Three 77-Count Packages (Pack of 4) (924 Total Wipes)
14.  Luvs Ultra Clean Baby Wipes Refills, Three 77-Count Packages (Pack of 4) (924 Total Wipes) by Luvs
The list author says:
  "Baby wipes here are about 4x the cost in the U.S.  Buy one box at the drugstore, then get these refills to use once the originals are gone.  You can pack each refill separately -- don't have to keep them in the big box."
Out of stock
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting
15.  The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting by Christie Mellor
The list author says:
  "Don't lose your perspective!"
$8.86   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calming, 17.5 oz
16.  California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calming, 17.5 oz by California Baby
The list author says:
  "Delightful. You can use it too.  (It used to be called "Cranky Baby".)"
$22.89   Used & New from: $16.36
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Sassy Me in the Mirror
17.  Sassy Me in the Mirror by Sassy
The list author says:
  "They love to look at themselves."
Out of stock
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

JL Childress Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag, Black
18.  JL Childress Ultimate Car Seat Travel Bag, Black by J.L. Childress
The list author says:
  "Worth the investment -- otherwise you cannot imagine how disgusting the car seat will look after it's been in the baggage hold.  Either that or you can spend $5 to get it wrapped in plastic every time you travel."
$49.00   Used & New from: $43.79
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (605 customer reviews)

Sassy Rattlin Rings, Blue/Black
19.  Sassy Rattlin Rings, Blue/Black by Sassy
The list author says:
  "I told my friend Rachel this was the baby's favorite toy, and she said, "You mean it's your favorite toy for him?"  Whatever.  He really does like it."
$3.29   Used & New from: $2.10
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

World Music for Little Ears
20.  World Music for Little Ears by World Music for Little Ears
The list author says:
  "This is lovely.  Starts with a beautiful song in Portuguese."
Used & New from: $1.60
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Family Dance
21.  Family Dance by Dan Zanes
The list author says:
  "Your newborn won't care about this or a lot of things, but YOU'LL need some good music in the car.  (Recommend ALL the Dan Zanes CDs - next fave is Rocket Ship Beach)."
$13.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 7/26/10
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