So suddenly, you’ve got a new role. Your little one starts his summer daycare class and no one’s left to bring him to class than his mom. That’s you.
Your usual homemaker role has leveled up and added to your task is to be the family’s official driver. With a husband busy with work, you’ve got no choice but to bring to and pick up from school your toddler.
You prepare your usual diaper bag and thought of instead of carrying it anywhere you go, just leave it inside the car. Only you’ve realized there are essentials you need to always keep near you. So you prepared a separate box full of emergency needs. These are solutions to problems that usually come up on an average day with kids.
What is in every mom’s emergency car kit?
Contents of a mom’s emergency car kit depend on the needs of her family. Most likely though, these are the most common:
Baby needs (with a baby to toddler)
- Diaper wipes
- Baby Wash
- Changing Pad
- A few pieces of a child’s clothes
- Ziploc bags or wet bags
First aid kit
- Hand sanitizer
- Insect repellent
- Healing Balm
- Bandages, wraps, and tourniquet
- Antiseptic and Antibiotic creams
Back up essentials
- Granola bars
- Crackers or biscuits
- Umbrella or poncho and baseball cap or bonnet
- Blanket or mat (for sudden picnics at the park)
Even if you remain careful, you still have no control over other motorists. Emergency devices are must-haves in your bag.
- Flashlights and extra battery
- LED flares
- Battery operated radio if possible
- A pocket knife and/or scissors
Medicine and water remain inside a diaper bag. One isn’t sure if car heat may bring a negative effect on them.
Of course, one shouldn’t dismiss the needs of the car and driver in case of sudden accidents
- Spare tire
- Tire tool
- Tow strap or clip
- Fire extinguisher
- Duct tape
- Car charger kit
- Water, coolant
Every mom’s emergency car kit
A mom’s emergency car kit maybe perhaps not too different from anyone else. These essentials, after all, are not to satisfy and tame a paranoid mind but are basically for unforeseen events. An emergency kit is for short-term survival providing vital items for you and your family. It is prudent to always have it in your car and should be within easy reach.