Summer is here. Time to hit the road for some fun family adventures. While you're packing for vacation, be sure to pack some emergency supplies for you and your family. You never know when an accident is going to happen. Some advanced preparation can help your family deal with a stressful situation. Here are some tips on how to prepare safety packs for each member of the family.
The first pack you should prepare is yours. If you're prepared, you'll be able to provide the assistance that the rest of your family is going to need. The first item you should place in your emergency pack is a spare cell phone and charger. In a car accident, your primary cell phone may be lost or damaged. If that happens, you may not be able to call for help, especially if there are no other cars in the vicinity. Having an emergency phone in your pack will allow you to reach out for assistance. Here are a few other items you should have in your pack.
- First aid kit
- Closed-toed shoes
- Emergency contact list
- Copies of insurance policies
If you have babies with you during an accident, you should be prepared for their emergency needs. Even if they're not physically injured, they're going to be frightened. Because small things like toys, and pacifiers can get lost during car accidents, your baby's emergency pack should include those replacement items. In addition, you should also include several spare diapers and a soft blanket for your baby. The blanket will allow you to swaddle your little one if they're distressed.
Your older kids are going to need an emergency pack, as well. Older kids might not tell you that they're stressed out. In fact, they might just shut down. Having an emergency pack prepared for your older kids will provide them with things to help keep their minds off a stressful situation. Some things to keep in their emergency packs include:
- Hand-held video games
- iPod with their favorite music already downloaded
- Small blanket
You hope that your family will stay safe during summer vacation. Unfortunately, even with the best planning, accidents can still happen. If they do, you want to make sure that you're prepared for the aftermath. The information provided above will help you provide some security for your family if you're involved in a car accident this summer. Before you hit the road for your vacation, be sure to speak to your auto insurance agent about specific ways to keep your family safe on the road.