72 Hr Kit (Bug Out Bag) for Babies

One of the first things I did in the first month of my baby’s birth was make him a 72-hr. kit. I’m so grateful that I did, because I had to use it when he was 3 months old and we had to evacuate when Hurricane Matthew hit.  Here’s what I put in his kit:

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  • Formula– Pack some formula even if you are breastfeeding. I had a friend that was breastfeeding but when an emergency happened she got so stressed out that she stopped producing. Not being able to feed your baby would be the worst thing in the world. I prefer the liquid, ready to use formula for emergencies because then you don’t have to take the time to mix powder and formula. If you prefer powder though then these individual sized pouches could be helpful. When Little L turned 8 months I added snacks such as the packaged teething biscuits or yogurt melts.
  • Water bottle– Useful for washing hands, making formula, and drinking. These little ones are the perfect size for 8 oz bottles.
  • Change of Clothes– Babies grow so fast! I usually put a size up from what he’s currently wearing in his 72 hr kit. Make sure to put the clothes in a sealed zip-block bag so they don’t get wet!
  • Diapers/Wipes-I make sure to keep a new package of wipes and 5-15 diapers in his kit at all times. Make sure to switch out the diapers when your baby goes up a size!
  • Toy– There may be an emergency where you had to evacuate, but babies still need to be entertained.
  • Bottle- Obviously to put formula in it!
  • Swaddle blanketBlankets can be used for so many things! To keep warm, wrap wounds, provide shelter, clean spit up, etc. I usually keep just 1-2 small ones in Little L’s kit though.
  • Dog waste bags– For those nasty smelling diapers. Dog waste bags are cheaper than the diaper waste ones and I buy them in bulk here.
  • Laminated Family Picture- I also put our numbers on the back so that if we for, some reason, get separated then authorities can call us and with the picture verify that we are indeed Little L’s parents. You can include a copy of his birth certificate if you’d like.




One thought on “72 Hr Kit (Bug Out Bag) for Babies

  1. Rebecca Swenor

    June 10, 2017 at 2:13am

    These are awesome items to put in a 72 hr kit bug bag for babies. This bag is indeed an awesome idea just in case of an emergency. The laminated family photo and the doggie waste bags are great things to have in any baby kit. Thanks for sharing this awesome 72 hr baby bag.

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  2. Elizabeth O

    June 8, 2017 at 9:11pm

    This is a great idea, especially for folks who live in areas where Mother Nature can be harsh. I remember readying another one in this series.

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  3. lex

    June 8, 2017 at 2:19pm

    amazing drop from you, good to know the right things that one needs at the right times, being a mum isnt an easy task so much more trying to make sure all these are remembered or provided, will share up to my female friends to go through.

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  4. Michelle Paige

    June 8, 2017 at 4:56am

    What a great idea! I probably would have never though about this to be honest!

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  5. Heidi

    June 8, 2017 at 3:01am

    These are great tips. Bug out bags are great for families, but it’s especially important to keep up with stuff for babies. The hard part is that they grow so fast! I’m always guilty of forgetting to update the kids clothes. You’d really have to stay on top of the baby clothes. Sounds like you’ve really got it covered.

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  6. Cynthia Nicoletti

    June 8, 2017 at 2:02am

    That was such a good idea you did that. You have everything you need right with you and for your baby

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  7. Ana

    June 7, 2017 at 1:39pm

    I agree that stress can often stop the production of milk so having formula in case of emergency sounds like a wonderful idea! Thank you for your advice x

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  8. Elizabeth

    June 7, 2017 at 7:11am

    It’s very good to be prepared like this. It must be so stressful having to evacuate so quickly like that! I think of all those families in Syria who have to do the same.

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  9. Sondra Barker

    June 7, 2017 at 3:01am

    This is such a great post, it is something that we all need but sometimes forget this is necessary. I do not have any little ones but even as an adult this was super useful, thanks for the info!


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  10. kristy

    June 7, 2017 at 2:31am

    I think every mom needs an emergency kit like this set up for baby. You never know when a crisis will occur and you will need to grab a bag to go.

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  11. Agnes Dela Cruz

    June 7, 2017 at 1:35am

    I love how products can come in very handy and making it very convenient to users. This bag can be so useful!

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  12. Beth Davidson

    June 6, 2017 at 9:52pm

    Great timing, baby #2 is due in three weeks! Luckily we weren’t in town for Hurricane Matthew anyway, but I can only imagine how stressful that would have been right after my son was born. It was stressful enough coming back to the mess! Glad you had your kit ready.

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  13. Amber

    June 6, 2017 at 6:33pm

    This is awesome! I’ll have to pass this onto my friends who have babies!

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  14. Corinne & Kirsty

    June 6, 2017 at 5:44pm

    All the essentials seem to be here! and I can only trust coz not having babies I would have no idea! xx corinne

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  15. robin rue

    June 6, 2017 at 10:12am

    That is such a great idea!!! Seriously! I would be that mom scrambling to grab a few things as I ran out the door…

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