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Another class another good set of helpful hints
Saturday, November 03, 2007
We took another class today from our agency and once again got some really good advice that we hadn't heard before. It's for the second trip which for us is quite timely. One of the speakers a mom who adopted her daughter from Taiwan and her son from Kazakhstan.

Included in her suggestions were to take along disposable bibs (they're cheap, like a 24 pack for $4), disposable diaper changing pads (10 for $4, and you can also use them as little containment mats for feeding, and those scented diaper containment bags that ironically are the exact same type of bags we use for our dog (read as poopie scooper bags). I'm like 99.999% sure they are made by the same company and just marketed for the two different uses (although the dog ones are not scented). Anyway we bought all three by Munchkin at Target.

We were going to bring bibs and just wash them, but why? No point cleaning those things while we're in the hotel. For $4 we now have enough for the whole trip and can just toss them after each meal. We're still going to bring one of those easy cleaning plastic bibs just in case, but supposedly those disposable ones work just fine. And the same goes for the changing pad. Those first few diaper changes are going to be a real trial by error for us, why bother cleaning the one that comes with my diaper bag. After we get the hang of it we'll start using the real one, but those disposables are going to help while we're...er...messy. But with 6-8 changes a day we'll probably be moving to the real changing bag rather quickly.
posted by Steveg @ 8:15 PM  
  • At 3:36 AM, Blogger MMrussianadoption said…

    no fuss, no muss.

  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger Jackie said…

    I'm going to Target tomorrow! Thanks for the tip ;)

  • At 4:36 AM, Blogger Debbie said…

    My brother in law used those disposable bibs all the time at the grandparents they work great. If they're the ones with the little pocket at the end even better.

    They also have dispoable wash clothes (pre-soaped). I think they're probably not as cost effective but take and toss is a good method for your trip.

  • At 2:41 PM, Blogger Christine said…

    Thanks for the tip. We are in the process of adopting a little boy and although I have done the baby thing before it has been four years, and so I am not up on the latest things.

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