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Amazing baby race

I have been scouring the city for things for Little Miss Ha Gaau. Being in the final league of my pregnancy, I found my self wishing I was back home, where huge malls serve as one-stop shops for everything I need. The closest thing I got here is the Kid’s Wear and Maternity section in Harbour City. If you are into Armani Junior, Baby Dior, Burberry Kids, DKNY Kids, Fendi Kids, Gucci Kids, Ralph Lauren Childrenswear and Tommy Hilfiger Childrenswear, then you will definitely find everything here. I specifically go here for 0/3 baby and Babies R Us for Peg Perego and Graco products, respectively. For most other items, I have been dragging Mr. Diplomat to each of the following shops for the past couple of Fridays. Each shop is located in a different building or district, a fact of life we have come to accept in Hong Kong.

Mothercare
305-307 Prince’s Building
Central
For bath mats, cotton balls, cotton buds, Moses baskets, and reasonably priced Avent bottles, bottle brushes, bottle warmers, cardigans, hats, maternity pads, mittens, nursing bras, pajamas, sleep suits and washable breast pads
Bumps to Babes
5/F Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street
Central
For Medela and Mustela products and reasonably priced sleep suits, Dr. Brown’s bottles and breast-feeding pillows
Ikea
UB Parklane Hotel Basement
Causeway Bay
For hangers and cheap bath mats, cots, sleeping bags and swaddling blankets
Kids & Kids
19/F Li Dong Building
9 Li Yuen Street East
Central
For cheap Baby Gap pajamas, clothes, costumes and shoes
Chicco
1/F 7 On Lan Street
Central
For bottle warmers and reasonably priced sterilizers
ThreeSixty
3/F The Landmark
Central
For reasonably priced Earth’s Best chlorine-free diapers and Seventh Generation natural liquid detergent
H&M
68 Queen’s Road Central
Central
For pajamas and reasonably priced sleep suits
Eugene Club Centre
4/F Lane Crawford House
70 Queen’s Road
Central
For abdominal binders and cheap Moses baskets

We have also been checking the following online shops for some hard-to-find items.

Rainbow Care Centre
Room C 3/F Right Time Building
21-27 Playfield Road
Mong Kok
For Hong Kong-sized cots and cheap Baby Bjorn carriers
BabyOnline
13/F BOC Yuen Long Commercial Centre
102-108 Castle Peak Road
Yuen Long
For Bummis cloth diapers and reasonably priced Medela products
Health Essential
8/F Hung Tak Building
106-108 Des Voeux Road
Central
For Country Save biodegradable detergent and Fenugreek capsules
Doubibou
17/F Hoi Fu Garden
91 Estrada de Cacilhas
Macau
For bumGenius cloth diapers

A few more items and I am all set for the big day on Tuesday. Wish me luck!

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