Emergency Prep Car Kit for Babies

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We’re no strangers to babies around here. Since we started our blog 4 years ago, we’ve added 4 babies to our families between the 2 of us. Recently Julie had her third boy… Yes 3 boys means lots of cooking with food storage, AND laundry. When she was in the hospital with her new baby her wonderful, and thoughtful sister brought her the most adorable gift. We thought you’d like to see this great idea and maybe use it for some of your friends and family having babies.

Baby Car EPrep Gift Bag

Changing Pads
Anything else you may find useful
Tags (made with Julie’s sister vinyl cutter, but you could make it with any red and white paper)

Now if you’ve ever had a baby you probably know, it’s quite common to get stranded somewhere and either run out of diapers or forget your diaper bag. While the needs for a baby in a 72 hour kit are much greater than just diapers – this little gift is a fabulous idea and addition to your car in case of an every day emergency.

More on Babies and Preparedness

72 Hour Kits for Babies
Check out this post for a comprehensive list on what to add to 72 hour kits for babies and toddlers.

How to Make Baby Food
When times are tight (or even if they aren’t) you can make your own baby food from scratch and save money.

What other tips do you have for prepping with babies and toddlers?

  • Lesley

    Flat cloth diapers and one-size covers (not pocket diaper covers) are what I have in our car kits. I also have ziploc bags and some Castile soap to wash with. Flats or even white flour sac towels will dry much more quickly than prefolds and aren’t sized. Wipes are good for anyone’s kit. Also, I included a clean bottle and single serve packets of formula, in case the boob and the babe weren’t in the same place. My husband stayed home with our son while I went to work, so if I wasn’t able to get home with my pumped milk…

  • Elizabeth

    I have four little ones right now so we have been knee deep in emergency planning for babies and toddlers. Can I suggest instead of disposable diapers to buy one or two cloth diapers instead. In a long term emergency disposables won’t be an option and Tge new cloth diapers have come a LONG way. Plus many come in a one size diaper that is adjustable which means no need to switch them out. We used them for our two oldest and though we use disposables now I have kept the cloth around and will until we are out if diapers as part of our plan. Flannel wipes are also a great idea to include. I would also add baby Tylenol or Ibuprofen to it as well.

    • I thought we updated this to say use cloth diapers as well. We’ll have to check it out. Maybe it was on another page

  • Marilyn

    You might also think of adding a few items to your emergency baby care kit for expectant mothers. Some of us have babies very fast. A package of unread newspapers (these printed papers are usually sterile) and a new package of shoelaces allows those of us who have babies in cars to have a sterile covering for the seats on which to deliver our babies and use the shoe laces to tie the cord. A couple of small blankets makes sure you can wrap up the baby. A small bulb syringe would help in removing mucus. As nurses, we used to encourage mothers who have babies fast to carry these things in a plastic packet in their cars as they neared term. I benefited from have this pack in my own car.

  • This would be a great baby shower gift

  • And remember to change out diaper sizes periodically as well.

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