From the Archives: Packing Lists

by Dani


The following pulled form the archives since I'll need it myself before long! Our packing list from Sept 2011. We were in Beijing, Zhengzhou, and Guangzhou. We were picking up Lil' Bug who was 21 months old.

Clothes For Me
1 pair walking shoes (wear)
1 pair of sandals 
5 pair underwear   (wear one)
2 pair white socks   (wear one)
2 bras (wear one)
1 pair knit shorts (double as PJ bottoms)
1 white skirt
3 pair capris- black, khaki, and jean (wear)
1 light jacket for rain   (Colt’s jacket)
Swimsuit
2 tee shirts (double as PJs)
6 short sleeve shirts
watch with alarm (wear)

Clothes For B
1 pair of shoes (wear)
5 pair underwear   (wear one)
5 pair white socks   (wear one)
1 pair blue jeans   (wear)
2 pair shorts (one khaki)
2 short sleeve t-shirt (wear one)
1 sleep shorts
4 shirts

Clothes For Lil' Bug
6 onsies (3 12 months, 3 18 months)
1 outfit plus pants in 12 and 18 months
3 one piece outfits in each size, 12 and 18 months
3 pair of shorts (12 months)
4 PJ's (12 months)
1 hoodie (12 months)
1 jacket (18 months)
1 swim suit
1 swim diaper
1 cloth bib
1 vinyl pocket bib
3 pair socks

*Toiletries: Me*
sanitary items
1 razor
1 small hair brush
1 hair clip
pony tail holder (wear)
chap stick
travel size sun screen

*Toiletries: B*
Shampoo (travel size)
Soap (small)
Electric razor
Hair brush
eye drops
* Baby care items *
15 Diapers
diaper rash cream
2 pair plastic pants
1 pack wipes in ziplock bags (divided)
1 portable changing pad
travel size good quality baby lotion
travel size baby wash/shampoo  
2 small soft blankets
small amount cheerios (inside other stuff)
baby yogurt puffs
1 bottle and 30 liners
2 nipples for bottle
1 sippy cup w/ handles
2 baby spoons
3 small plastic bowls with lids
slings x 2 (Mai Ti and pouch)
cloth backpack diaper bag
1 inflatable ball
Plastic stacking cups
other toys- small cars, rattle ball, worm
Sleepy Monkey
Fingernail clipper
Med dropper/spoon
thermometer
Bulb syringe
6 safety pins
*First Aid Kit*
Tweezers
bandaids 
triple antibiotic cream
hydrocortisone cream
*Medications adults*
Vitamins  
Tylenol
Advil
Pepcid
Claritin OTC (enough for every day)
Nasal steroid spray
Sudafed PE 
Cough medicine
Cough drops/ lozenges
Dayquel and Nyquel (tabs)
Imodium & pepto tabs (enough to take 2x a day)
Melatonin
Benadryl (tabs)
Biofreeze
Antibiotic x2
*Medications Baby *
Baby Tylenol Cold or cough med
Baby Tylenol
Baby Motrin
Children's Benadryl
Saline spray
Lotrimin AF
Teething gel
Powder Pedialyte packs
Gel suppositories
Phenergan suppositories
Earache med

* Electronics *
Computer (charger and cords)
Camera
Video camera (charger & cords)
extra memory cards
extra batteries/ battery charger
jump drive
Ethernet cables
a power strip
power adaptor kit
iPod (charger)

*Food Items*
Nalgene bottle
single serving packets of ice tea mix and lemonade mix
chocolate
Few snack/protein bars

*Gifts*
4 Red gift bags & 12 red envelopes
4 sheets red tissue paper
4 gifts

Cleaning Items
Tide pen
Febreeze spray in the travel size bottle
Small bottle of dish soap
Small bottle of Tide
Travel Lysol spray

A few clothes pins (for in-room washing)
1 6’ clothesline

*Miscellaneous*
1 lightweight, collapsible dufflebag (green one)
1 reusable shopping bag
Small calculator
small scissors
rubber bands and paper clips
black pen
1 small purell bottle & travel purell pump
antiseptic wipes
2 mini kleenex packs
roll small, scented trash bags
little flat LCD flashlight
travel duct tape
1 box ziplock gallon-size bags
1 box ziplock quart-size bags
2 sets plastic wear
2 small baby wash clothes
vinyl gloves
1 books
paperwork in clear folders
sunglasses

*Luggage*
Money belt x2
Large rolling bag
Large rolling duffle
Green duffle (packed)
Cloth diaper bag (packed)
Large Backpack (carry-on)
Small rolling carry-on
small backpack

 

Then from our March 2009 trip. We were in the same 3 cities and picking up 16 month old Ladybug. This was defiantly more difficult to pack for since we were in three different climates. This list also includes notes I made after we got back.

***Over all very happy with the clothes I packed. See notes ***

Clothes For Me (colors:blue/black)
1 pair walking shoes (wear)
1 pair of saddles  *Almost didn't take these, SO Glad I did!*                                                                        5 pair underwear   (wear one)
5 pair white socks   (wear one) *could have been less, but they are so small, I wouldn't change this*
2 white bras (wear one)
2 pair blue jeans   (wear one)
1 Skirt
1 pair black capris *Again almost didn't take, glad I did, GuangZhou is HOT even in March!* 
1 short sleeve t-shirt
1 long sleeve t-shirts (double as PJ's)  
1 set long underwear (pants only, double as PJ's) *VERY glad to have in Beijing*
1 pair sweats (double as PJ's)
2 long sleeve shirts (wear one)
2 short sleeve shirt *I ended up taking 3 which was nice, but I could have make it with 2*
1 sweatshirt (wear)
1 light jacket for rain   (Colt’s jacket)
1 winter coat (wear) * NEEDED in Beijing*
watch with alarm (wear)
Clothes For B (he only traveled to BJ and ZZ)
1 pair of shoes (wear)
5 pair underwear   (wear one)
5 pair white socks   (wear one)
2 pair blue jeans   (wear one)
2 short sleeve t-shirt
2 long sleeve t-shirts (wear)
1 sleep shorts
2 shirts
1 winter coat (wear)
1 sweatshirt/sweater
Clothes For Ladybug (colors: pink/match pink)
6 pair baby socks   (pink/white mix)
6 onsies (2 long sleeve)
3 pair thighs *only used once*
2 outfits plus 1 top, size 12 months
2 outfits plus 1 top, size 18 months
4 PJ's 12/18 months (same double as outfits)
1 sweater (12 months)
1 lightweight jacket (18 months)
1 winter coat (18 months)
1 cloth bib
1 vinyl pocket bib
1 pair soft shoes *didn't fit, too big*

***Ladybug's clothes all fit except the shoes. I bought shoes there and also one outfit. I washed her clothes in the sink, having pants and onesies that could mix and match was a must!!
*Toiletries: Me *
sanitary items
1 razor
1 small hair brush
1 hair clip
pony tail holder (wear)
travel size high quality lotion
chap stick
*Toiletries: B*
Shampoo (travel size)
Soap (small)
Electric razor
Hair brush
Glasses
Contact solution
* Baby care items *
15 Diapers
diaper rash cream
2 pair plastic pants
1 pack wipes in ziplock bags (divided)
1 portable changing pad
travel size good quality lotion
travel size baby wash/shampoo  
2 small soft blankets
small amount cheerios (inside other stuff)
1 small bag rice cereal
1 bag formula
1 bottle & 30 liners
2 nipples for bottle
1 sippy cup
2 baby spoons
2 small plastic bowls with lids
slings x 2
cloth backpack diaper bag
1 inflatable ball
Plastic stacking cups
Sleepy Kitty
Fingernail clipper
Med dropper/spoon
Bulb syringe
6 safety pins
*First Aid Kit*
Tweezers
bandaids 
triple antibiotic cream
hydrocortisone cream
*Medications Parents*
Vitamins & herbs 
Tylenol
Advil
Pepcid (enough for each day)
Claritin OTC (enough for every day)
Sudafed PE 
Cough medicine
Cough drops/ lozenges
Dayquel (tabs)
Imodium & pepto tabs (enough to take 2x a day)
Melatonin
Benadryl (tabs)
Antibiotic
Dyflucan
* Medications Baby *
Baby Tylenol Cold or cough med
Baby Tylenol
Baby Motrin
Saline spray
prescription diaper rash cream
Lotrimin AF
Teething gel
Powder Pedialyte packs
Gel suppositories
Phenergan suppositories
Children's Benadryl
Earache med
* Electronics *
Computer (charger and cords)
Camera
Video camera (charger & cords)
extra memory cards
extra batteries
battery charger
jump drive
Ethernet cables
a power strip
a converter & adaptor (may not need)
iPod shuffle
*Miscellaneous*
2 Nalgene bottles
single serving packets of ice tea mix and lemonade mix *didn't use*
Trail Mix (small amount)
Few snack bars
6 Red gift bags & 6 red envelopes
6 sheets red tissue paper
6 gifts (cosmetics sets)
1 lightweight, collapsible dufflebag (green one)
Small calculator
6 mini kleenex packs *did not need, could buy there*
1 small purell bottle & travel purell pump
roll small, scented trash bags
Tide pen
Febreeze spray in the travel size bottle
Small bottle of dish soap
Small bottle of tide
Travel Lysol spray
small scissors
A few clothes pins for in-room washing
1 6’ clothesline
little flat LCD flashlight
travel duct tape
1 box ziplock gallon-size bags
1 box ziplock quart-size bags
2 sets plastic wear
rubber bands
2 small baby wash clothes
black pen
vinyl gloves
2 books
2 travel neck pillows
*Luggage*
Money belt x2
Large rolling bag
Large rolling duffle
Green duffle (packed)
Cloth diaper bag (packed)
Backpack
Small suitcase (carry-on)