ReadyBaby

A targeted outreach campaign to pregnant women and families with small children teaching the importance of preparedness for family resiliency.

You’ve got rattles, pacifiers and toys-

All the things a baby enjoys.

But when a disaster hits,

Do you have a baby emergency kit?

Create a Kit

A baby’s 3-Day emergency kit could be an extra diaper bag with everyday essential items tailored to your baby’s needs. The items are as follows:

-Small Toys (Don’t forget favorite stuffed animals)

-Clothing

-Diapers and baby wipes

-Milk or formula

-Powders, creams or ointments

-Bottles and extra nipples

-Baby food

-Sheets, blankets, rubber pads

-Portable crib

-Plastic bags

-Pacifiers

-Hygiene items such as hand sanitizer

-Any medications your child takes


If your baby has special health needs, you should have a copy of an emergency medical treatment plan created by your doctor.


Often times, the needs of babies are left out during the emergency preparedness planning process. In a disaster situation, it is the baby’s family that can provide the most effective care. Therefore, families should prepare for a disaster with their baby’s needs in mind.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE READY BABY PAMPHLET

Here are a few organizations and web sites devoted to babies and children:

American Academy of Pediatrics

“Disaster Preparedness to Meet Children’s Needs”

www.aap.org/disasters


Administration for Children and Families Child Care Bureau

“Emergency Preparedness”

www.acf.hhs.gov


Center for Disease Control

“Emergency Planning Tips”

www.cdc.gov/features/emergencies/pregnancy-infants.html


The American Red Cross

“Disaster Preparedness Information”

www.prepare.org

“Prepare your Home and Family”

www.redcross.org


Children’s Health System

www.chsys.org


Baby Center

“How to Prepare for an Emergency”

www.babycenter.com