Infant and Young Children: Fairfax Prepares Day 3

The number 3In 2011, more than 75,000 infants and young children called Fairfax County home. Our littlest residents have unique needs that must be prepared for at all times.

Parents should stock up on essential supplies. Try not to run low on medications or diapers as stores may not be open depending on the incident.

young childIf you’re not a parent of a young one, you may be called upon to care for young children for extended periods of time if a parent can’t get home due to an incident (think of the January 2011 snowstorm when people were stuck on the roads for hours). Make sure you have some supplies on hand, too, if you’re part of someone’s family emergency plan.

Exclamation point iconTHE ASK: Review your infant and young children supplies that are essential to you as a parent or someone who may be taking care of a young child. At the minimum, ensure you have enough over the counter medicines on hand such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

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