Being prepared to leave quickly when you’ve got a baby can be difficult and stressful. Having a small bag packed for emergencies is the best plan you can have to be prepared for whatever life throws at you. Consider including some of these items in your Bug-Out Bag, if you have a baby.
Prepping Your Emergency Kit to Feed Your Baby
- Bottle: If you bottle-feed, keep one new, sterile, unopened bottle in your pack. This way you have all the pieces you need, and you know it’s clean to start with.
- Sippy Cup: A new, unopened cup in your bag is a great idea – it can help prevent you opening your emergency kit to find a moldy cup because you didn’t let it dry completely before you packed it up six months ago. (Whoops)
- Bottled water: Older infants need water too, and little babies will need purified water for mixing dried formula, if you bottle-feed. You should already have water in your regular Bug-Out Bag, but don’t forget to add water for your baby in your emergency essentials kit.
- Large unopened container of formula (if you use formula): Powdered formula tends to have a longer shelf life than the pre-mixed varieties, and weighs less.
- Cereal: Dry baby cereal has a long shelf life, and will be invaluable for feeding your baby in an emergency situation.
- Baby food: If your baby is eating solid food, keep 3-5 days worth in your bag.
- Utensils: Don’t forget to include something to feed your baby with – a small spoon or two will probably be sufficient.