Practical Parenting Ideas: 10 Must-have items for your kids' emergency preparedness bags +Giveaway

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

10 Must-have items for your kids' emergency preparedness bags +Giveaway

One of the best ways you can protect your family in the event of a natural disaster is by having an adequate supply of food and necessities that's readily accessible. For parents and older kids, backpacks for each individual works well. If your kids are younger you may consider a larger backpack, suitcase, or duffel bag you carry. 


Protect your precious family by being prepared. Photo credit: Free Digital Photos

Be sure to include the following for each child:
  1. Water (one gallon per day)
  2. Food (nonperishable, easy kid-friendly meals and snacks)
  3. For baby: Diapers, wipes, bottles, formula, blanket
  4. Extra change(s) of season-appropriate clothes (you may even want an extra pair of socks and shoes in case you had to evacuate too quickly to grab them)
  5. Family and emergency contact information
  6. Medications and medical information (health history, allergies, doctor's and dentist's contact info.)
  7. Copies of personal documentation (birth certificate, passport, insurance, proof of address, lease/deed to home)
  8. First aid kit, including a multipurpose tool
  9. Games/activities (optional, but could be very helpful to have)
  10. Extras: flashlights, batteries, cell phone charger, extra keys to home and car, cash
Additional Tips: 
  • Grab your kids comfort items to help put them at ease during the disaster
  • Replace food and water items before they expire (to keep it easier to remember many parents replace these items every 6 months)


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