Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I spent some time looking for a good packing list for trip one, so I thought I would put it here so hopefully someone else will find it useful.

Trip One Packing List (October 2011)

Mama- One pair of jeans (wear one on plane), two (three?) pants, long johns (shirt and pants), two tank tops, four long sleeve tops (wear one on plane), underwear and bras, coat and scarf, hat, three pair of socks.

Papa- Add later

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Moisturizer
  • Tweezers
  • Q-tips
  • Wet wipes- toilet
  • Small soaps
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Brush or comb
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors (one each)
  • Disposable cameras (leave at baby home)
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
  • Chargers
  • Extra camera card and battery
  • Dr. paperwork (info from IA doctor)
  • Visas
  • Passports
  • Plane tickets
  • Agency Info (bound packet of information)
  • Program fees
  • Train money
  • Money belts
  • Travel book
  • Russia language books
  • Hotel reservation
  • Measuring tape
  • Umbrella
  • Cereal bars/snacks
  • Power strip
  • Computer
  • Journal
  • Ziplocs
  • Imodium tablets
  • Tylenol
  • Band-aids
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Melatonin for sleep?
  • Photocopies of passports and visas (notarize)
  • Cash
  • Kindle
  • Books and magazines
  • Orphanage gifts
  • Alarm clock
  • Town postcards to hand out
  • Lady products (in case you need them!)
  • Small calculator (very handy for cost conversions)
  • Our vitamins and medication
  • Numbers to skype
  • Little tripod for flipcamera
  • Watch (can't use the cell phone clock!)
  • Ipods
  • Extra Money

Baby Stuff

  • Diapers (didn't need)
  • Wipes (didn't need for diaper changing but used for boogers!)
  • Snacks (didn't need as we always went close to lunch or dinner- always ask if they can have snacks)
  • Snack cups (didn't need as we always went close to lunch or dinner)
  • Sippy (didn't need as we always went close to lunch or dinner)
  • Soft book
  • Teddy bear (ask if you can give them plush toys)
  • Bubbles (too cold to use)
  • Beach balls (HUGE HIT with the other kids and they pack easily)
  • Small book
  • Three shirts to try on for sizing
  • Baby bag (I had a special bag so she would know that it was HERS)
  • Photo album for photos of us
  • Brag book photos (includes images of pets and toys and family)
  • Crayons- Biggest hit and gave us a "first" drawing to take home- we could also trace hands and shoes(for sizing) but she wiggled too much.
  • Paper- for drawing and notes
  • Links- Plastic colorful links for babies...she LOVED these
  • Toy cell phone- She loved this. It played music

1 comment:

  1. What an incredible list! I'm imagining a boatload of suitcases but I know you too well and then I imagine everything perfectly fitting into the smallest tote bag Mary Poppins style ;) The disposable camera is something I never would have thought of, but it's genius! Oh, and did you figure out what size does Little B wear with the three shirts (also genius!)? I wanna make sure I pass things along if SB grows out of something she can wear! Xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo