Infants and young children need all the same things in an emergency kits as adults do PLUS additional items unique to being younger.
When building or updating your emergency kit, think about what else your child might need.
- Baby Food and utensils
- Powdered or shelf-stable milk
- Moist towelettes/wipes
- Diaper rash ointment
For Young Children:
- Non-perishable snacks
- Toys, games, puzzles
- Comfort items - like a blanket or favorite stuffed animal
Having copies of medical records, as well as other important documents like birth certificates in both digital formats and hard copies is important in emergencies.
Go to the Department of Health and Human Services to learn more: http://healthit.gov/bluebutton
Make emergency planning fun for children. Bring the family together, maybe over a pizza or before watching your favorite movie and make a plan.
For more information on how to plan for infants and young children during an emergency, visit these sites: