I don’t think it’s ever a bad idea to be too prepared for anything. Especially if you have children. There’s no saying when something might happen to put you in a emergency situation. Fortunately, there are many people and companies that have already thought of this, and they’re making it easier than ever to prepare your family and household for any kind of emergency you might face.
One thing many people don’t think of is having emergency food on hand. We might have water supplies, first aid kits, and flashlight and batteries available in case of emergency, but what if a severe storm or other disaster made it impossible to travel to the grocery store to obtain food? In a situation like that, an emergency food supply would be necessary. You can purchase already pre-packaged freeze dried and dehydrated emergency food kits that take up very little room and will last nearly forever. Purchasing a kit like this can guarantee that your family will be fed even in the worst of emergency situations.
We should also make sure we have some other basic emergency necessities on hand at all times. Every home should have a complete first aid kit (and when I say complete, I mean one that hasn’t had all of the band-aids used out of it for normal household needs), emergency power, and even water filtration products. I understand that most families aren’t exactly preparing for the apocalypse, but you can spend a reasonable amount to have the basic necessities on hand in order to protect and care for your family in the event something disastrous happens.