Baby Supplies for the Zombie ApocalypseOk, ok. I maybe watch a little too much Walking Dead for my own good.. and as I sit there and watch everyone carrying Judith around, I have to wonder why they aren’t wearing her in a baby carrier.. then POOF one appeared this season.
My back already feels better. SO my other musings lead me to the things that I would want to take with me if there was a zombie apocalypse.. or any other really.. or any day as it turns out.
Baby CarrierOf course a baby carrier is primary on my list every day. As an infant and as a toddler of 32 pounds, a baby carrier is something we still use and have gotten our money’s worth out of.
We purchased a BabyHawk Mei Tai Baby Carrier for our first carrier, and it was nice because it fit pregnant me, the large man of the house and it has been easy to use all this time. As the toddler grew and we switched from a front to a back carry, we found we wanted a little easier system.
I found an Infantino Union Ergonomic Carrier at a local Goodwill for $5 and was very pleased with its function as well. I don’t think I would have liked it as much for an infant, but for a tall skinny toddler, I can easily do a back carry, or still a front carry if I want to.
The apocalyptical benefitYou can easily walk, run or otherwise with your kiddo on you and close. If they are in the front you can keep an eye on the little, and snuggle them when a zombie is at the door.
You can battle zombies while they are on your back.. ok- this may not be ideal, but you are not going to keep your kid in a stroller as the zombies invade! Baby Backpack What next?
Well, a good baby supply bag. I would suggest a back pack myself. Since I can still wear my toddler in front somewhat comfortably, I can still wear a backpack and carry her with arms free.
How do I know this?
Over the summer I took a plane trip with her and did just that. Yes, I wore her on the plane, a huge backpack full of her supplies and then I was able to push her car seat on a cart through the plane (sort of- I got as far as the seats and needed help because the seat was too wide to fit through the aisles.)
But you get the idea- I was mobile and hands free.
A great Backpack
The apocalyptical benefitWith a great back pack like this- SwissGear Travel Gear ScanSmart Backpack
I can stash my baby supplies for the apocalypse.
I am hands free and able to transport the needed supplies and the kid. Travelling, shopping, walking to the park.. I have everything I need in a backpack and baby carrier and feel pretty content. Does it add about 40 extra pounds to me? Yes.. but this is the apocalypse.. we can’t leave that much behind if we are gonna make it!
We always have a backpack ready to go for when we go out to shop, visit friends or whatever. It is a great bag because it has supplies we need for a day or 2 (minus a lot of food and water) and it really doubles as a go bag in the event of real trouble.
All we do is add a little more food. We keep a baby carrier in it too so we can carry the munchkin at any time, even if we have the stroller- we can dump it and go with her.
There is also a small diaper bag inside it ( a bug cosmetic bag) that has a few diapers and wipes and a disposable pad, so we can just take that for a quick diaper change somewhere.
So now that I have left you with some food for thought- tell me what you would put in your backpack?
What essentials would you need to keep you and baby safe on the road and probably on the run in an apocalypse?
What is in your go bag for baby?
What are your favorite baby supplies for the apocalypse?