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

Lucky Me
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
Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5
"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."
Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
Summer Infant Contoured Changing Pad
"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!"
Summer Infant Ultra Plush Change Pad Cover, Ecru
Summer Infant Ultra Plush Change Pad Cover, Ecru
"Fits the changing pad, soft and cozy."
Carters Keep Me Dry Flannel Lap Pads, Ecru, 3 Count, Animal (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Carters Keep Me Dry Flannel Lap Pads, Ecru, 3 Count, Animal (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
Bright Starts Fun on Safari Cradling Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Bright Starts Fun on Safari Cradling Bouncer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Deluxe Musical Activity Gym (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Fisher-Price Precious Planet Deluxe Musical Activity Gym (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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."
Gerber 12-Pack Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Diapers, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Gerber 12-Pack Prefold Birdseye 3-Ply Cloth Diapers, White (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"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!"
Sassy Ring O' Links Rattle Developmental Toy (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sassy Ring O' Links Rattle Developmental Toy (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"These are fabulous.  Highly recommend a couple of sets.  Super flexible, and keeps things off the floor."
Plan Toy Punch and Drop
Plan Toy Punch and Drop
"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."
Baby Einstein Stack and Discover Blocks (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Baby Einstein Stack and Discover Blocks (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
"Super fun.  #2 is the favorite -- makes crinkly sounds."
Peek-A Who?
Peek-A Who?
"Endlessly entertaining -- he never gets tired of this."
Top 100 Baby Purees
Top 100 Baby Purees
"Simple and do-able.  And he's eaten everything I've made from it so far."
Fresh N Freeze 2 oz. Reusable Baby Food Containers 12-Pack
Fresh N Freeze 2 oz. Reusable Baby Food Containers 12-Pack
"What else are you going to put those purees in?"
Luvs Ultra Clean Baby Wipes Refills, Three 77-Count Packages (Pack of 4) (924 Total Wipes)
Luvs Ultra Clean Baby Wipes Refills, Three 77-Count Packages (Pack of 4) (924 Total Wipes)
"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."
The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting
The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting
"Don't lose your perspective!"
California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calming, 17.5 oz
California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash - Calming, 17.5 oz
"Delightful. You can use it too.  (It used to be called "Cranky Baby".)"
Sassy Me in Mirror Crib Floor Baby Toy Interactive New
Sassy Me in Mirror Crib Floor Baby Toy Interactive New
"They love to look at themselves."
J.L. Childress Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag, Black
J.L. Childress Ultimate Backpack Padded Car Seat Travel Bag, Black
"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."
Sassy Rattlin Rings, Blue/Black
Sassy Rattlin Rings, Blue/Black
"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."
World Music for Little Ears
World Music for Little Ears
"This is lovely.  Starts with a beautiful song in Portuguese."
Family Dance
Family Dance
"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)."
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