Planning ahead for emergencies

Children get ill – FACT

There is never a good time for this this to happen – FACT

It will usually be at the worst possible time or in the middle or the night – FACT
(Well lets face it there is never  good time to be ill is there?)

How can you plan to ease the chaos this would cause if your child needed to go into hospital?
What if you needed to take them to A&E at 2am – would you be prepared and ready?

I have prepared for this eventuality just incase the need should arise, I’m hoping it never will however by preparing it will make the getting to the hospital much easier and faster in the long run.

In each of my children’s room I’ve a pre-packed hospital bag, with basic essentials which would get us through a night or two in hospital should we need to.

I was a Nanny for far too long and have done the whole frantic grabbing of essentials with the children I’ve looked after before; which obviously isn’t fun when that child is screaming in pain or worse!

The contents are basic’s we would both need (as lets face it I would be the one staying in with them)

In Emmy’s bag are:

  • Pyjama’s
  • Dressing gown
  • Underwear x 2
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Small towel and flannel
  • 2 changes of clothes
  • Teddy
  • A few colouring books and crayons
  • Story book
  • Snacks
  • Carton of juice

In Harry’s bag are:

  • Wet wipes and DryNites
  • Pyjama’s
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Small towel and flannel
  • 2 changes of clothes
  • A few toys
  • Snacks
  • Carton of juice

Also kept in Harry’s room is a small carrier bag in for me, this contains:

  • My Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Pyjama’s, Dressing gown and slipper
  • Change of underwear
  • A purse with small change in
  • A spare phone charger
  • T-Shirt

We wouldn’t need a lot and I wouldn’t want to rock up to A&E with a huge suitcase however by planning ahead I could grab these bag’s at the drop of a hat and be ready for a night or two away in an emergency.

I also like to make sure I never run lower than a quarter of a tank of petrol in the car.

Would you be ready in an emergency?

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2 thoughts on “Planning ahead for emergencies

  1. I too have semi prepared for a emergency rush to the hospital.After a rush to A and E with a husband with heart trouble and not a thing with us, I now keep a small bag packed too so easy to grab, which i do change things in it from time to time. I think you can never really be prepared for any emergency but a few essentail's save's time i think every house hold should have one

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