Emergency Pack for Babies and Children
It's easy to pack an emergency bag
for adult or older child but families with babies or small children need to
give extra thought to their emergency bags. When there is an emergency and
you're forced to leave your home, your children will be miserable at the least.
The worst case could be a matter of life or death if you forget to pack some
item such as an inhaler for a child who needs it.
need to pack evacuate because of wildfire, hurricane or man-made
disasters. You should first have a way to transport your children
if you need to leave by foot. Keep a stroller set up and ready to go and place
it near an exit. In the large basket underneath, keep a folded up plastic tarp,
which can be used to set on the ground, or use as a tent if needed.
Also in the basket, keep a bag that has basic necessities. This includes one
change of clothing for each of child, including shoes and jackets. Also in the
bag is a couple of water bottles, a container of powdered milk, and some easy
to prepare food, and other basic necessities.
A small first aid kit is a good idea. Include some hand sanitizer, as you may
not have anywhere sanitary to wash your hands, and your children's. If you have
a baby, you will want to have a bottle and formula if you aren't breastfeeding.
Also, some diapers and baby wipes. The baby wipes can come in handy for more
than just changing the baby.
A few books and toys is a good idea as well. If you're stuck away from home,
the kids might get bored after a while. You will also need to consider any
medical needs your children might have. Does your child need insulin or use an
inhaler? You also need to think about any medical equipment your child use that
needs to be plugged in. They make certain medical equipment that runs on
batteries as well, like nebulizers. This could be life-saving to a child with
an asthma attack.
Emergency Items to Put in Backpacks for School