Hurricane baby checklist

If the authorities are evacuating your city, please get your bags ready.  Don’t wait.  This storm is going to be a big one.  I have pulled together a list of things for you to take with you if you have a baby.  There is also more detailed information on preparing for a disaster if you are caring for an infant on our site. 

I know you are watching the news as anxiously as I am, probably even more so.

 If you have any questions or concerns, leave me a comment.  I’ll be watching for it.

Packing Checklist

 Several pacifiers to help soothe your baby.

  • Diapers (you will need about 70 a week for an infant).
  • A baby blanket.
  • A baby carrier because there may not be a crib or bassinet for your baby once you arrive at your destination.
  • Extra clothes for your baby because these may be hard to find.
  • It can be loud in shelters and hospitals. Bring anything that could help soothe you and your baby.
  • Food for your baby.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Rectal thermometer and lubricant.
  • Non-aspirin liquid pain reliever
  • Car seat

Take care.  Be safe.

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7 Responses to “Hurricane baby checklist”

  1. Beverly Says:

    Also, take with you any medicine, copies of prescriptions if you have them, insurance papers, birth certificates, social security cards, passports and shot records. It may be awhile before you get back home.

  2. Clare Says:

    Don’t forget the breastpump if you are using one.

  3. David Says:

    Good List! Thanks for posting it!

  4. Maggie Says:

    Try to take some of the precious photos of your children. They may get damaged by water.

  5. James from Babyspot.com Says:

    Great List! And if you have a 2+ year old you may want to have some new games so he does not become bored, in case there is no power.

  6. DrLinscott Says:

    Good for you for putting together this list. Now how about a post on babies with special needs during a crisis?

  7. Pam Says:

    Dr. Linscott: What an excellent suggestion! I’ll share it with our medical staff and we’ll consider writing some info for babies with special needs. Pam, March of Dimes

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