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If you have children you need to read this, if you are thinking about having children you need to read this if you have no children and the SHTF you need to read this.
We always prepare for ourselves but if you have no children you may not know what to stockpile or what to prepare for. People say if SHTF there will be a baby boom, it makes sense, more time to sit around and take your mind of the problems and more time for, well you know what.
There are many considerations when it comes to babies and kids in SHTF. If you have a baby, do you even know how to make baby formula? What if the mother dies in pregnancy?
Here are just some of the things to consider with kids in a post-collapse world.
Eventually, that infant of yours will need to be schooled. It will need a schooling system. COuld you build a school curriculum from K-12? If not, you should print some resources and store them.
We have not arrived at the well educated civil society that we are from just hoping education would happen. It will have to be intentional and someone around you will have to own it.
Of the many things that infants require, somewhere to poop and pee is a pretty big deal. This is not a problem that is hard to figure out but it’s worth wrapping your head around. Cloth diapers were around long before throwaways.
DO you have enough access to water to clean cloth diapers?
Kids and infants get sick. It happens. Do you have any kind of stockpiled meds to deal with things like high fever, pain, and diarrhea? Be sure you have a well-stocked medicine cabinet and be sure to rotate those meds. They will go bad!