I am stuck at home on my days off because my BF takes my car to work. So that gives me ALOT of time to think. And I was just thinking...what do people who formula-feed do in a natural disater? For example, lets say the water has been contaminated, you cant get to a store, and the power is out for the next two weeks. How do you sterilize, mix formula, etc for your baby? Or is there was an unexpected earthquake or somehting...then what?? I have alot of time on my hands to think...lol forgive me!
Has this ever happened to you? What did you do about it? Do you have a plan so if this ever happens, you would know what to do?
lol..I'd say you must have alot of time to think but..good question!This year we lost power for 2 days and well when there is no power there is no water either We always stored an extra 4 litres of water(sterilized)to make sure we had water.As for the heat part,we have a wood stove (thank god my fiancee convinced me to buy one)so I would heat up logan's bottles/solids on that.I don't know what we would of did without the woodstove?I'm curious to know some other ideas
We have a propane camp stove for those kinds of emergencies. Living in Southeast TX, we try to prepare as much as we can during hurricane season. Lots and lots of bottle water (usually we have about 30gallons at any given time for the 3 of us), at least 4 replacement propane tanks, and when DD was still on formula we kept both powered and premade just in case.
LOL thank you both for taking the time to reply to my cooky question Those both sound like good plans to me. Have either of you ever faced a natural disaster? We had really bad flooding about 2 years back, and water was considered contaminated. I never even thought about what that meant for formula fed babies. Especially those trapped in their homes! It took a few days for the water to recede
enough for safe traveling. It was the most incredible thing, seeing how destructive nature could be. I live in an area where earthquakes, hurricanes, twisters, fires, and flooding rarely occur. In that same year, we had back to back floods, newspaper headlines were calling them "the hundred year floods" meaning that we get one like that every one hundred years. And in just one year we had 3. Insane!
No,We are fortunate enough to live where there isn't much natural disasters.I live in Atlantic canada so all we deal with is rough winters;Lots of snow and freezing rain..sounds like fun..eh?We actually were pretty fortunate 05'06' weren't that bad but this year we had our good old fashion type winterWhich is why it was good to have the wood stove;kept us very toasty
I don't think your question is cooky at all;I think it gives people something to think about.It's best to think about it before then trying to figure things out in the middle of a disaster!
my son was formula fed and i had this exact same thought!
I got into my "what if" mode and i wrote out a list of things we'd have to have with us incase such events happened.I did this last winter, when my MIL had no power for a week and she lived 2 hours away from us. For our sons formula we always used water we got at the store cause we werent' sure how our water was in the apartment as we had just moved in.(it's fine btw) we'd always make sure we had an extra jug of it as well.
Such a great question, really makes you think (and realize what we take for granted!)... I shall be up all night thinking about it . I'll probably even ask my husband.
It is a good idea to think about it, though. Those "just in case" events do sometime happen, and then you'd be prepared if you've thought of it. Me? I think of more morbid things to obsess about, I'm almost afraid to write out my worst fear, but here it goes: If the car is on fire, or if I go over a bridge into water, how do I get my 3 little children out? Who do I get out first?
Hence, I have an irrational fear of car seats sitting directly next to each other. Unfortunatly, there isn't much you can do about it when you have (now 4) car seats in place. And (rather stupidly) I have this superstition that I must be in the middle lane when going over a bridge. I'll even slow way down if traffic is going slower in that lane, just so I can be sure to have time to get over in the middle lane before I go over the bridge, rather than speed up and risk not getting over in time. Wierd, eh? But it gets icy here in the winters, so I'm afraid of sliding on the ice and falling 40 feet into the river (which is about 20-40 feet deep in most parts, some places up to 60). Summertime doesn't pose much of a risk, except during torrential downpours and hydroplaning (I worry WAY too much).