Wednesday, April 2, 2014

When Parenting Meets Chaos - Pt. 3: "Making Your Own Emergency Kit"

So you’re stuck in a mess of a situation and a multitude of “I should haves” come blurting out of your mouth. Today is about hopefully keeping you at peace and getting you prepared for the day kid chaos comes knocking at your door.

Today I’ll be walking you through making your own Emergency Kit to keep in your car for those “oops” moments. You don’t want to be stuck in a situation like this one with no means of back up!

Don’t stress out about having to spend a ridiculous amount of money to make this kit. All of the items I listed below I already had in my home, and if you don’t have the items you need visit your local Dollar Store or Target’s $1 bin. You can start a kit with what you do have, leave it in your car, and build on it as you see items on sale or items that can be useful. 

Mom's Car Emergency Kit:
- back pack/reusable bag/duffle bag
- set of clothes for each child (don’t forget to rotate when seasons change)
- undergarments for each child
- extra set of clothes for mom (I threw in an extra shirt but not an entire outfit)
- diapers (if you need them)
- wipes
- 1-2 towels
- hand sanitizer
- roll of paper towels or handful of napkins or both
- tissue
- pair of scissors
- flashlight
- First Aid Kit
- meds (tylenol, benadryl, tums, etc.)
- feminine products
- 1-2 trash bags
- travel size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, etc.)
I got everything but a flashlight. I'll be searching for one soon!
It all fits just great!

Feel free to add items or take out items. These are just a few ideas to help you get started, and these are items that I would personally like to have in my own kit. If you want to get even more organized and prepared I recommend visiting this website for some great ideas on Emergency Preparedness.

I'd love to hear some of your ideas on what you think needs to go in a Emergency Kit!


  1. I really reed to put my emergency kit in a backpack. Right not it it sort of strewn about the trunk of my car. I also keep food and a case of water in my car.

  2. GREAT idea! I need to make one of these...I'm pinning this :)

  3. Lisa snacks and water are a good idea too I guess we just have to be careful with the heat. Cohen's Mom it took a disaster for me to realize I needed this GREAT idea but I'm not the first to think of it there's a ton out there! :)

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