For such a small bundle of joy, babies can take a big mountain of supplies to care for. Take time now to pack an emergency kit and store it with your other emergency supplies.     

Baby with diapers

Pregnancy kit contents

- Extra food and water. You may need extra calories when 

pregnant, depending on how far along you are. Keep in mind

any cravings or strong food aversions when choosing supplies.  

- Emergency birthing kit. 

- Notes on any chronic medical conditions or ones

you may have experienced during pregnancy,

along with your prenatal care provider's contact information

- Medication, including prenatal vitamins and anti-nausea measures

- Clothing that is likely to fit throughout your pregnancy  

- An infant emergency kit (see the section above)

For more resources, check out: the Office of Human Services, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Baby kit contents

- Baby carrier or sling

- Diapers

- Baby wipes

- Water 

- Hand sanitizer

- Small garbage bags for dirty diapers and for dirty clothes

- Age-appropriate toys

- Several sets of clothing in either the correct size or a size too big. These clothes don't have to be special - they just have to keep your child comfortably dressed in a seasonally appropriate manner.

- At least 3 days of any medication your child is on

- Copies of vaccination records in a sealed bag to prevent it from getting wet if something leaks

- Baby food and spoons/small bottles of formula/pumping equipment

- Bottles

- Burp cloths

- Infant medicines (diaper rash cream, acetaminophen, teething gel, etc)

- Tissues

- Baby blanket

- Portable crib

- Soap 

- Pacifiers (if you use them)

- Picture of family, including the baby, to use if necessary to find a missing family member

For more information, check out these pages: March of Dimes, and Center for Disease Control and Prevention,