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Partner off to USA - what do I put on the shopping list?

(34 Posts)
Charingcrossbun Fri 13-Sep-13 21:02:34

15 weeks preggo. DP is off to Washington on business and says his hotel is in retail park what Target and such big shops.

Is there anything I need/will need that is good to get in the US?

FraggleRock77 Fri 13-Sep-13 21:04:09

Oh I'm keen to know too. I'm in a similar position grin

marzipanned Fri 13-Sep-13 21:22:14

I'm going over at the end of this month. The only thing I've got on my to buy list is an Ergo because they're a bit cheaper and you can get more varieties over there.

But will wait expectantly to see if anyone has any other thoughts! smile

Buchanon08 Fri 13-Sep-13 21:31:12

Target sell maternity clothes! Quite a nice range actually...

Fairylea Fri 13-Sep-13 21:34:49

Sod all the baby stuff... get him to bring back shit loads of taffy, root beer, Twinkies and grits (the breakfast kind).

I miss American food sooooooo much sad

Charingcrossbun Fri 13-Sep-13 21:54:02

Fariylea - What is a twinky? The same things that Al in die hard eats? I had root beer once and it tasted a bit like tcp, is it one of those drinks that grows on you?

MrsSpencerReid Fri 13-Sep-13 21:56:18

Lucky charms, you need lucky charms!! And if you don't you can donate them my way gringrin

FraggleRock77 Fri 13-Sep-13 22:01:13

Noooooo Fruit Loops with marshmallows xxxxsmile

HandragsAndGladbags Fri 13-Sep-13 22:03:31

Lots of Tigi hair stuff.

And reiss buttercups.

FluffyDucky Fri 13-Sep-13 22:06:22

I bought some Bodycology bath stuff in 2009 (brown sugar and vanilla 'flavour') It was amazing!

AntsMarching Fri 13-Sep-13 22:11:38

Tell him to go to Buy, Buy Baby. It's an amazing baby superstore. DH and I found it when dd1 was 3 months old. We found things we didn't even know we needed. Thank goodness there was a weight limit on our luggage back to the UK else we might have had to remortgage the house smile

marzipanned Fri 13-Sep-13 22:20:32

Ewwwwwww twinkies are the devil! I'm sorry, but they really are.

Have you seen that documentary by a kid in Brooklyn about his school lunches? He leaves food in tupperware containers to see when it rots. The twinkies NEVER rot.

charingcrossbun they are vile sponge cakes with vile 'buttercream' inside.

At my school in the US lunch was $2.00 and twinkies were 25c. So a lot of the obese kids just bought 8 twinkies/other hostess shit instead of the meal. Horrible, horrible, horrible.

Taffy, grits and root beer I'll grant you.

Buchanon that's good to know!

Fairylea Fri 13-Sep-13 23:29:21

You can't not love a Twinkie.

So bad but so nice!

LostMySocks Fri 13-Sep-13 23:44:20

Old navy maternity jeans. Just like gap but less than half the price.

Excited2meetmyprincess Fri 13-Sep-13 23:53:09

See if there is a motherhood store nearby! I got loads of maternity stuff when we were over there and so much cheaper!! X

RedRobin1 Fri 13-Sep-13 23:53:15

Changing mats - fold away ones - they have a really good selection in US and second reese buttercups

BikeRunSki Fri 13-Sep-13 23:58:38

Carter's sell really cool.baby clothes but don't ship to.the uk.

Lighthousekeeping Fri 13-Sep-13 23:59:48

You can get reese buttercups anywhere though. Is it really worth it?

lagoonhaze Sat 14-Sep-13 00:01:53

kinderpack much better than a ergo and resell is fab

carters are shipping to the UK now, I checked recently wink

seconding maternity clothes, I found a much wider selection when iver there this summer, and it was a lot more fashionable. if you plan on getting an uppababy pram (I might have fallen for the mumsnet hype blush) the accessories there will be more widely available and cheaper.

marzipanned Sat 14-Sep-13 00:25:12

Why is kinderpack much better? Hadn't heard of it but just looking at website it looks like you need a different size for each age, whereas ergo does newborn to toddler.. It doesn't look quite as sturdy as ergo somehow, not as suitable for long hikes anyway...

lagoonhaze Sat 14-Sep-13 00:30:02

ergo didnt last my DD much past 18mths and she's a titch.Kinderpacks much comforter. Or a manduca.

BlackMogul Sat 14-Sep-13 00:39:05

In Washington it is lovely to shop in Georgetown. Lots of lovely things for a mummy to be and a baby. Ralph Lauren at way cheaper than here. J crew ditto. Baby Gap etc. We also liked the stationery stores for lovely baby announcement cards. Also a great choice in restaurants. Pretty area too.

WorriedMouse Sat 14-Sep-13 07:20:22

Have a look on Carters - love their stuff. I recently did an order but you have to buy loads to bring the delivery price down - I managed to convince myself that by buying more I was saving money!! Stuff is so cheap and different to UK clothes.

Justshabbynochic Sat 14-Sep-13 07:34:59

I second Old Navy...company is owned by Gap but half the price. Have a browse on the website and make a list.

Try and get DP to find Queen Helene's Mint Julep Mask in Target and Walmart. It's a face mask stuff that literally sucks out blackheads and tightens pores, and costs about £2.

Carter's baby clothes are on par with Next in quality and really cute stuff.

The baby equivalent to Infacol over there, called Mylocal or something? Was about 10x more effective at moving my DS' wind.

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