Disaster Planning: Infant and Child Feeding

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and tornadoes, can make it hard for parents and caregivers to feed their infants and young children safely. Follow these tips to feed your child safely when disaster strikes.

For Parents and Caregivers

In the event of a natural disaster, be prepared for challenges, which may include power outages, unhealthy living spaces, and unsafe water. Always check with local authorities on the status of the drinking water and follow boil water advisories. The following tips provide specific information for how to feed your young child safely during an emergency.

Extreme Weather Preparedness

Every minute counts during a disaster – plan now so you’re prepared. Know the risks related to weather events that could affect you and your family where you live, work, and go to school. Use these resources from USAGov to set a family disaster plan, and sign up for weather or emergency alerts.

Teach Your Kids How and When to Call 911

Do your kids know what to do in case of an emergency? Teaching your children how to use 911 could be one of the simplest—and most important—lessons you’ll ever share. Here are some tips for when you have this conversation with your kids.