Prepping your Food Storage for young children.....infants and/or toddlers.
Below is a list of daily food requirements for a 2 year old and a 3 year old.
Grains 3 oz.., half from 4-5 ounces, half from One ounce equals:
whole-grain sources whole-grain sources 1 slice of bread,
1 cup of ready to eat
cereal, or 1/2 cup of
cooked rice, pasta
Vegetables 1 cup 1 1/2 cups Serve veggies that are
soft, cut in small pieces
well cooked to prevent
Fruits 1 cup 1 cup
Milk 2 cups 2 cups One cup equals: 1 cup
yogurt, 1 1/2 oz. natural
cheese or 2 oz.
Meat & Beans 2 oz.. 3 -4 oz.. 1 oz. equals: 1 oz. of meat, poultry, fish or
1/4 c. cooked dry beans
or 1 egg.
Other items of course would be diapers, wipes, diaper ointment, changing pad, sippie cup (for older children), blanket, and a toy, stuffed animal or games, clothes and sleeping apparel, infant/toddler medicine such as Tylenol etc...,washing basin and baby bath/shampoo, towel and washcloth. Their kit should include items to make them feel secure an a unknown setting or unfamiliar routine.
If you would be traveling to a Red Cross shelter during an evacuation please take their kit with you and also include a stroller, playpen or portable crib and if your child is of toddler age a potty chair. One item that should be in your kit as well, but could also be included in their kit is duct tape....why you ask...to cover any electrical outlet next to you in the emergency shelter.
Another important item to include in the child's kit, would be any medical records.....with any allergies listed, immunization records, birth certificate, and contact information of parents and any close relatives, and a family picture.