72 Hour Kits for Babies and Toddlers

The number one rule of 72-hour kits is to always always rotate your supplies every six months. The number two rule? Customization. A baby or toddler will have very different needs compared to his or her adult parent.

For example, your average ready-made emergency kit comes with things like a whistle, matches, and a pocket knife. Those are extremely handy for adults, but what is a 6-month-old going to do with a pocket knife? Maybe we don’t want to know. And you definitely don’t want the toddler handling matches. Remove items a baby isn’t able to use and replace them with things babies actually do need.

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72 Hour Kits for Babies and Toddlers

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Preparedness

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