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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."