When a disaster happens and you have to leave your home, it is helpful to have things prepared for all family members. There are some items to place in emergency backpacks for children that will help their evacuation move along more smoothly.
Emergency backpacks for children should include warm clothing like jackets, sweaters, sweatpants, sweatshirts, gloves and a hat. Not all emergencies will happen in cold weather, but it is best to be prepared just in case.
No matter what time of year it is, always place extra clothing in a child's emergency backpack. This would include two or more pairs of socks and undergarments. Keep a pair of hard sole shoes close by the backpack in case they are needed to slip on fast.
Emergency backpacks for children should include some items than can be placed in a zip-lock bag. These things include hand sanitizer wipes or gel, pocket facial tissues, hand warmer packets, and an emergency poncho.
A child will feel more secure in an emergency if they have a blanket. It is easier to take an emergency Mylar blanket because it takes less space. These can be purchased at a sporting goods store in the camping section. It is also good to have a flashlight with extra batteries and a whistle the child can blow for help.
Emergency backpacks for children should include some items for stress relief. This will help the child stay busy. Items that can be included are coloring books, crayons, writing paper, pens, pencils, reading books, travel games and other toys like a stuffed animal.
Place the emergency backpacks for children in a place that is easy for them to grab, like under a bed. A child's medications and hygiene items should be brought in a parent's emergency pack.
Very good and timely list.
good list for items to have on hand for the grandkids too!
I would like to think all kids had access to these emergency supplies during hurricane Sandy. My heart goes out to all those caught in the aftermath.
Great list of emergency items for kids! H5!
Returning with a congratulations on the front page spot and another h5 too!
Exactly what people in Sandy's way need to know. Well done.
I just knew this fine list was one from your great knowledge and caring enough to make this public. Thank you! Wonderful!
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