Packing List for Traveling

 

So what should you take with you?  Well firstly let it be said that China, Hong Kong and Taiwan do have supermarkets, and letís face it, practically everything is made in China and Taiwan!  However it does pay to be prepared, as you may not have access to the shops before you meet your child.  The following packing list has been compiled by SACAS members and includes both essential and optional items.  It also reflects their varied opinions and experiences in a large and diverse country.  If you have travelled to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and have any additional suggestions please let us know by emailing contact_sacas@yahoo.com.au

 

ITEMS OR BABY/ CHILD

MEDICAL/HEALTH

TRAVELLING COMFORT

Essential

Baby book (medical advice).

Good changing bag & mat.

Dummies/Pacifiers.

Bottles (2 is wise)

Nipples for the bottles.

Sterilising Kit for Bottles etc.

Powdered formula. (consider merit of lactose free)

Non-Drip Sipper cup

Disposable nappies (plan on using 5 per day.  You can buy nappies in China but it is best to take some.)

Baby wipes.

Nappy Rash cream.

Baby bath soap.

Baby powder.

Baby Cereal (Rice)

Skin lotion or cream.

Small baby blanket.

Adequate clothes for at least few days before you buy more.

PJís

Socks

Sun hat or woolly beaney

 

Optional

Plastic Bowl & Cutlery.

Photos of family pets.

A baby sling/harness.

Stroller (although they are cheaper in China)

Baby nail clippers.

Essential

If you take prescription medication ensure you have a note from your doctor, more supplies than you need and additional prescriptions.  Take this with you as carry on luggage.

Headache, cold, diarrhea, and constipation medications.

Baby Nurafen/Panadol.

Digital baby thermometer.

Toilet paper.

Antibacterial wipes.

Sanitary supplies.

Extra glasses/contact lenses.

Sunscreen.

Toilet paper.

Small water Boiling/sterilization device for baby needs.

Tissues

Band Aids

Throat Lozenges (pollution)

Eye Drops (due to pollution)

 

Optional

Medical Kit.

Insect Repellant

Nasal spray for dry nose on flights

Antibiotic Wide Spectrum for children and adults

 

 

Essential

Clothes (comfortable, casual appropriate for the climate and enough to last you for 3 weeks.  Laundry can be expensive but is possible to do this weekly.)

At least 2 pairs of walking shoes.

Ziploc bags of various sizes.

Vegemite!  You will miss it.

Snack Food/Lollies.

A Comfortable Backpack.

Your favourite essential toiletries.

Bum Bags

 

Optional

Travel Sewing Kit

Small plastic trash bags.

Detergent for doing your own in room laundry.

Inflatable neck support.

Earplugs for the airplane.

A Thermos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONEY & SECURITY

ELECTRONICS/MEDIA

ENTERTAINMENT/BOOKS

Essential

Credit Cards.

Money belts/pouches.

Sufficient money in US$.

Health Insurance for you.

Health Insurance for baby.

Phone/fax/address details for family, friends, airlines, AFIS, Embassies, CWTS etc.

 

Optional

Electronic Money Converter

International phone card or global roaming system.

 

Essential

Still camera.

Video camera.

Extra video tape, film, memory sticks etc

Extra batteries for all electronic equipment .

Voltage converter.

Travel alarm.

 

Optional

Pocket cassette recorder/player.

An electronic game.

 

Essential

A Travel Diary and pens.

At least one good book.

A travel book on China.

A phrase book (Mandarin and/or Cantonese).

Baby Toys and Books.

Rattles & mobiles.

Finger Puppets.

Toys for older children.

 

Optional

A pocket size notebook.