It's all about BABIES TODAY!
I think that in an EMERGENCY, taking care of our children
should be High On Our List.
Can you imagine NOT having any Formula, Bottles, or Diapers?
(I seriously have a soft spot for babies . . . soooo cute!)
Here's a List of the Basics
You Should Have On Hand:
Diaper Rash Ointment
A Few Extra Outfits
You Might Also Think of Including:
Medicine for Fever Relief
A Bulb Syringe
A Few Toys
Keep these items in an extra diaper bag or duffel bag.
So . . . What do you do if you CAN'T get Formula?
So Stinkin' Cute . . . I can't stand it!
Here's a Recipe for
Emergency Baby Formula:
1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsp. Instant Powdered Milk
1/4 cup Non Instant Powdered Milk
1 1/2 cup Boiled Water
1 Tbsp. Oil
2 tsp. Sugar
Mix Powdered milk and water together.
Add oil and sugar.
If baby bottles are not available,
milk can be spoon fed to an infant.
Here's a Recipe for Soy Milk Formula:
Soy milk is a good substitute for any one that is allergic
to cow's milk.
Soak 2 cups Soybeans for 12 hours.
Change the water frequently.
Grind soaked, raw beans with a fine blade in a food grinder.
Add 6 cups water to the beans in a large pan.
Cook until foamy for 1 hour.
Put through a blender, then strain through a cheesecloth.
Emergency Baby Food:
3/4 cup Cereal Grain
1/4 cup Beans
Boil until soft, then press through a sieve.
Boil again to insure that it is bacteria free.
This will provide good protien and iron, as well as calories.
This can be fed to infants under 6 months if adequate milk is not
available, but it must be pureed to a fine texture.
2/3 cup Milk
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 cup Whole-Wheat Flour (approximately)
4 Tbsp. Butter, Melted and Cooled
1 cup Untoasted Wheat Germ
Beat together the milk, butter, and sugar.
Stir in the wheat germ and enough flour to make a dough.
Knead until smooth and satiny, about 8-10 minutes.
Pinch off balls of dough and roll them into sticks
about 1/2-inch thick and 4-inches long.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees
for 45 minutes or until browned and hard.
Cool the sticks before giving them to your baby to teethe on.
ALWAYS supervise any child with a teething stick.
(Yep . . . that's a Muggins!)
Diaper Rash Reliever:
2 Tbsp. Powdered Chamomile Flowers
1/4 cup Cornstarch
Add cornstarch and FINELY powdered chamomile
to a container with a shaker top.
Cover, and shake it into a mix.
At every diaper changing, shake the mixture on baby's bottom
until evenly dusted with a thin coating.
If rash persists, dab garlic oil onto rash areas.
It might be stinky . . . but I hear it works!
Make sure you take some time this week
to put a few things aside for YOUR BABY just in case!
Grandma's . . . It wouldn't hurt to have a few
extra baby items on hand for when the tinies come to visit.
You're one more VERY IMPORTANT STEP closer
to being PREPARED NOT SCARED!