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Dana's Packing List

Dana traveled to Soc Trang to adopt her 7 month old daughter in 1998.

Clothing:
Erin:
5 outfits
4 sleepers
4 socks
1 hat
1 baby blanket

Dana
2 pairs pants
2 pair shorts
6 shirts
1 dress
1 shoes
4 underwear
3 bra
2 socks
Nate:
3 pants
2 long shorts
1 gym shorts
4 shirts
2 shoes
4 underwear
3 socks
Should have brought 1 pair footed pajamas for Erin.
Needed another pair of shoes! I only took one pair of canvas sandal type shoes. After a few days of walking in the heat and humidity of South Vietnam, my shoes began to smell like a boys locker room. Next time, I'll take an extra pair, to give one some time to "air out" while I'm wearing the other!


Toiletries:
1 roll tp
saline/contacts/case
glasses & case
extra contact lenses
1 deoderant each
1 bar soap
1 shampoo
1 noxema creme
1 noxema astringent
1 toothpaste/2 toothbrush
1 travel size shave creme/razors
eucerin lotion
nail clippers
tweezers
scissors
80 size 2 diapers
140 wet wipes
100 diaper sacks
small baby lotion
small baby bath
small baby oil
small baby powder
2 tubes desitin
baby nail clippers
2 cloth diapers
50 q-tips
cotton squares
nasal aspirator
small vaseline
antibacterial hand gel
alcohol swabs
We forgot to pack insect repellant, and fortunately did not need it. But, you should plan to take some along just in case.

Other Supplies:
$3,000 spending money-- used around 1500
Video camera / battery
charger/ plug in
2 (8mm)video tapes
1 camera
12 rolls film
voltage converter
1 calculator
1 walkman
3 cassette tapes
bag of batteries
Baby Bjorn carrier
3 money belts
2 blank notebooks
4 pens
3 viet nam guidebooks
3 paperbacks for travel
sewing kit
tape
1 sunglasses
1 activity quilt
2 teething toys
2 rattle toys

Medical Supplies:
peptobismol tablets
dulcolax
immodium a-d
tylenol
excedrin
pepcid
rolaids
benadryl pills
benadryl creme
triple antibiotic
hydrocortisone
cortaid
Cipro 500mg-- 1 prescription each
Diphenoxylate/Atropine-- 1 prescription each
bandaids
med doseage dropper
baby dimetap
baby tylenol
teething gel
kao lectrolyte
thermometer
gas medicine
elimite
5 sterile syringes
nix (lice)
cephalexin
mytrex
sodium sulamyd
Should have packed calemine lotion, as our daughter's skin became very itchy, and red after being treated for scabies.
We should have brought infant suppositories, as we ended up needing to get some from another family to treat our daughter for constipation.

Food & Meal Supplies:
ziploc bags
2 platex bottles
2 boxes of bottle liners
2 of EACH platex nipple
1 can of soy formula
1 box rice cereal
1 baby spoon
2 bibs
1 bowl
1 jar peanut butter
24 peanut butter cracker packs
1 package nutrigrain bars
2 bags dried fruit
2 bags prunes
2 bags sunflower seeds
2 plastic spoons
1 ziploc bag full of gum
twist ties
small dish detergent


Paperwork:  

passports
homestudy
Baby's original documents/ translations
photocopy of dossier
travel itenerary
emergency phone #'s

all INS paperwork
1040's for the past 3years
W2's for past 3 years
notarized 1-864 form

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