When you have young children, you always have to think in worst case scenarios. A diaper blowout, accident or mess is bound to happen — maybe even multiple times. There will be sticky fingers, messy mouths, and probably some spills and boo-boos. Don’t get caught unprepared.
Pack an Emergency Box or Two!
Think of all the things that might go wrong and items you’d want to have on hand if there is a diaper blowout, accident, mess or someone gets sick. Pack these items into a tub to keep on hand — just in case. You might not end up using everything (let’s hope you don’t have to!), but you’ll likely end up very glad you thought ahead and brought at least some of these things.
For instance, we brought a thermometer and infant and children’s medicines. We were glad we did because all three children ended up getting fevers on our trip!
This time around, I actually packed two “Emergency Boxes” — one that I kept near the front seat and a medicine container I kept packed in the suitcase. Here are the items these boxes contained:
Travel Emergency Box
Plastic Bags (for trash or diapers)
Infant Pain Reliever
Travel sizes of Shampoo/Conditioner
Fingernail Polish Remover
Make sure your diaper bag is also packed with an extra outfit(s), diapers, wipes, plastic bags and a diaper changing pad, in addition to the items you usually keep in the diaper bag.
How do you prepare for emergencies on trips? Share your ideas in the comments!
Other posts in the Have a Successful Road Trip With Young Children series
- How to Have a Successful Road Trip With Young Children: Be Organized When Packing
- How to Have a Successful Road Trip With Young Children: Pack an Emergency Box
- How to Have a Successful Road Trip With Young Children: Bring Some Good Books & Audios
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