Infants & Young Children

A young couple with an infant.Remember the unique needs of your family members when making your emergency supply kit and family emergency plan.

For Baby:

  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications
  • Moist towelettes
  • Diaper rash ointment

Try to make emergency planning fun for young children. Gather your family members together for a quick family meeting, maybe over a pizza or before watching your favorite movie.

Talk about the questions on the Family Communication Plan for Parents and Kids (PDF - 1.2 Mb) and make a list of your family's solutions. Find more planning information at www.ready.gov/kids.

Get copies and maintain electronic versions of health records from doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and other sources and store them, for personal reference. HHS provides an online tool intended to help people locate and access their electronic health records from a variety of sources. http://healthit.gov/bluebutton

For more information on how to plan for infants and young children during an emergency, visit these sites:

Resources from the California Department of Public Health:

Resources from Save the Children:

Last updated: 09/15/2014 - 03:36 PM