The East coast of NC has been in a tizzy this week preparing for Hurricane Florence. While I could care less about the food I might lose if the power is out for days, I care a whole heck of a alot about the breast milk that could thaw and keeping my six year old entertained. Here is my list of how I’m getting through the storm with my children.
While there’s a plus side to having a breastfed baby in a natural disaster (boobs will always be there!), there are some downsides as well. For starters, if you pump and have a nice stash, you’re worried about if that thaws. If your babe is on solids, you may be worried about running out of food too. There’s also the fact that babies have no idea what a hurricane actually is so they may be prone to anxiety, which in turn can make the rest of the family anxious as well.
Luckily with my son being six, he understands what a hurricane is (at least, I’ve explained it to the best of my abilities). The downside to this is it means he’s anxious about what’s to come and has ten thousand questions.
While I expect everyone will have the necessary equipment on hand, here is a list of things that may be a good idea to have… including some not-so-necessary necessities (yes, I’m talking about wine).