If you have young children at home, especially babies, you already know you’re into a labor intensive phase of parenting. This makes a few extra considerations necessary for prepping.
RiverWalker addressed this on his Stealth Survival blog, and you can view it here. It serves as a good reminder for young families who take survival prepping seriously.
Human babies require more care and attention than any animal in nature. Whether you have a baby at home or have grown children or other relatives with babies and toddlers, emergency preparedness shouldn’t be taken lightly. None of us knows what disastrous situations lie in waiting for us, but if you’ve got a preparedness mindset for survival, you’re headed in the right direction.
You’re already aware of the everyday hazards that we all hope never happen. For example, you no doubt know the importance of having emergency phone numbers handy, such as numbers for your pediatrician and poison control center.
Stock up on extra diapers, especially if you use disposables. Have a supply of cloth diapers and the means to wash them by hand in a time when you’re without electricity. Stock up on clothing your children will grow into, if you don’t have hand-me-downs from older children. I suspect the need for such clothing is partly why swap and bartering sites are popular.
Be sure you have proper baby formulas and medications on hand as well. Have a food grinder for making your own baby food.
If you’re running a daycare business from your home to make extra cash, be sure you’re in compliance with relevant state regulations. You’ve no doubt gotten contact information for families of children in the event of a crisis while their children are in your care.
Take a class on CPR for children if you haven’t already. If you have a preparedness mentality and can stay as calm as possible in an emergency, you’ll be most helpful for the children and their parents or guardians.
Planning for the needs of babies and children in emergencies and survival in any crisis is a vital part of showing love as a parent or guardian. Why not buy survival supplies for children as a gift for a family member or loved one to help them along the way? Find survival kits and supplies from companies featured on the Survival Kits & Essential Supplies page in the Prep Mart.