During a disaster, children may sometimes become anxious, confused, or frightened. It is always a good idea to include items in an emergency kit that can provide comfort to children when such disasters take place.
- Books: Stash duplicate copies of beloved titles
- Music & Media: Get a few of the kids’ favorite albums into an mp3 player, load games onto a smart phone, or load some movies/shows into a tablet or laptop
- Games & Toys: Choose age-appropriate items that will keep kids entertained
- Classic Toys: Bubbles, Silly Putty, Slinky are some great toys to keep kids occupied and it also adds minimal bulk to an emergency kit.
Babies and toddlers have a whole different set of needs than adults when it comes to a survival situation. It is important to always keep their needs in mind when stocking up on food and putting together an emergency kit.
- Small toys
- Diapers & baby wipes*
- Milk or formula*
- Powders, creams or ointments
- Bottles & extra nipples
- Baby food*
- Sheets, blankets, rubber pads
- Portable crib/ play pen
- Plastic bags
- Hygiene items and hand sanitizer
- Any medications your child takes
- Diaper bag
*Have at least a 3-day supply