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msg622
04-09-2008, 11:54 AM
Hey all
How easy is it to get diapers of all sizes down on the island, specifically pampers size 5! Should I bring them with me or rely that I will be able to buy them once I am down there

thanks

babyrn1116
04-09-2008, 05:14 PM
Diapers are very easy to find in Aruba. We usually just bring enough for a couple of days, then buy them there! The have most of the same brand we have, including Pampers!
Have a great trip!:)

donsullivan
04-09-2008, 09:49 PM
Pack enough for the plane ride and go to the Supermarket and you will easily be able to find the size you are looking for

http://www.lingandsons.com/ling/home.do

MONIKU
04-16-2008, 01:08 PM
Hi
I am too looking to see how available diapers and baby products are in Aruba, but I also want to know how EXPENSIVE they are..

I need Cruisers Size 5 , and Gerber Stage 2 food, juices etc..

Also, how expensive is sunscreen, Aloe, meat and chicken, eggs

is there anything I should bring with me .. bc it's not availble or extremely expensive..

Please advise..
thanks.

pkornnh
04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
Everything is a little bit more expensive on the island, but there is a comparable selection. We took my grand daughter at 7 mths and 13 mths with no issues. She is now 3 years old.

Have a great vacation, Pete

skdiddy
04-17-2008, 12:07 AM
We are bringing our 1 y/o this trip and plan on packing as much baby stuff as humanly possible with us. However, I know we will go to the store and get stuff.

I plan on bringing a whole can of formula, but in a ziplock so it travels easier. As many diapers as I can, but again, package free so less weight.

The great thing about packing for Aruba is that it's so warm there all the time, all your clothes are so light, and you don't need many so we are attempting to pack for three of us in one big suitcase, then another suitcase will have food and diapers and such so we can save some cash.

Try Ling & Sons website @ www.lingandsons.com/ling/home.do

I found Huggies on their online store for $9.08 for 28 ct. Not too bad...

I'm sure the selection inside the store itself will be much greater.

As far as sunscreen goes, we always bring from home as it is much more expensive on the island. Even that which they produce on the island "Aruba Aloe" is pretty high, like $9.47 for 4 oz. However, it's some really great lotion!

Hope this helps...

margaret wever
04-17-2008, 05:35 AM
Hi, my daughter also wears Cruisers Size 5 and it is not always available at Ling, nor some others and since she has an allergic reaction to some other diapers I have become an expert at finding it and... it is always available - and the cheapest (when others don't have a special) at Certified, a "discount" supermarket, near to Ling and Sons - you want to buy some items there, but steer clear of the freezers - I do...
Gerber is found everywhere, especially the Stage 2 foods, but not the toddler foods... You find here the snacks, juices, etc. as well.
Have fun, Margaret

MONIKU
04-17-2008, 02:41 PM
Thank you so much for your replies

Dear Margaret - My baby is allergic to other diapers as well, pampers seems to work well
I will pack as much as I can, then hopefully will find some there

did you say the Name of the store is "Certified"??? and what do you mean when others don't have a special??

Our son is 1 - so he eats the stage 2 applesauce and fruits, and graduate cereals, .. mostly are those available.?

So are the GERBER Rice and oatmeal dry cereals available..?

Thanks so much

MONIKU
04-17-2008, 02:44 PM
Dear Shawn

thanks so much for the advice, and detailed info on the sunblock.
i went to brus and bought a bunch of sunblock and insect repellent about $100 it came out to.. wow.. their soo expensive - wish i had some coupans
our baby seems to be pretty sensitive to the sun and I'm scared..
it's our 1st vacation with him, hope all goes well..
I don't know how to entertain him on the plane.. he is pretty active..
and we didn't purchase a ticket for him, we're both students..

skdiddy
04-17-2008, 06:45 PM
Moniku, glad I could help!

We are a bit daunted by the idea of having him on the plane as well. He also is very active! We plan on giving him Dymatap DM for the congestion (pediatrician suggestion) that occurs on the plane. He also suggested that we make certain that he is drinking something on the way up and down to help the ears pop.

We have a couple of portable DVD players and have been buying DVD's here and there and hope he gets some for his B'day which is this weekend (1!) and plan on playing those for him to keep him occupied a bit. Other than that, God help us that he'll sleep! Otherwise, you know...all bets are off! He'll be on our laps as well!

More sun ideas:

We purchased (at Toys R Us) a tent that is called a shade tent that we are going to try to set up on the beach. It has flaps on the bottom that you can fill with sand and a few stakes to hold it (hopefully) in place, it's plastic and folds down really small so we can pack with our luggage. It is rated at 50 SPF so we are hoping that he will be okay in that. If not, then we will have to find a palapa or an umbrella to shade him. It's windy as all h**l there, but we are going to give it whirl, it has vents, so hopefully that'll help. It wasn't real expensive, around $20?? Also got a flotation bathing suit that is some SPF as well, maybe 30 that will cover all but his head, lower arms and legs. That was a bit pricey, about $25.

We also found some 50 SPF sunscreen that is sand proof! So we will be slathering him up with that, and we are going to do the same for us. I don't know if you've been there yet, but you are probably aware that burning happens fast in Aruba. Be careful!

Sorry so long, but on this BB people like to help. Plus when I post I get to see the count down!! Can't wait. When do you go?

Good luck and have fun!

margaret wever
04-18-2008, 10:55 PM
Hi Moniku,
Wasn't it so difficult finally finding baby a comfy diaper? I found them by coincidence, as Armelle was premature and I could only find the Swaddlers Newborn in that line to fit her, everything else was so big. I celebrated the day she graduated to a larger size and now, I truly believe in miracles and the grace of God, as she is bouncing healthy and will be two next month. A few minor challenges, but the really large ones are no more. No autism, no learning disabilities, we are happy.
Kong Hing, Ling and Sons and Superfood (in the same two block area with Certified) also have the Cruisers, but not always have the size. We have never been without!

With a "special" I meant like a weekly/monthly special price on products. The store is "Certified" and it has also a huge sign that says True Value (it's a big supermarket with various departments).

You will be just fine with food. The cereals, the fruit and veggies, all here, even the munchies. Armelle loves the fruit bars and those little crunchie fingerfood snacks. Certified has those too, I also get them from Ling and Sons - nice selection.

Good luck, let me know if you need anything else checked before you travel. You can also PM me if you need to know in a rush.

FOR AIR POPPING and congestions, drinking during up and down is great, plus here the pediatrician recommended a few drops of the simple saline solution I use for Armelle when she has stuffed nose and it has helped thus far.
Margaret