November 2, 2012 9:23 AM Subscribe
Post-Sandy, my house may not have heat for two weeks. What can I do to keep my kids warm at night?
posted by Andrhia to health & fitness (42 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I live on Long Island. In the aftermath of Sandy, my power is out -- the line that goes from the pole on the street to our house is damaged, which makes us a low-priority single-home repair. According to LIPA, it might be two weeks and more before our power is restored.
We have hot water and a gas stove, so we can cook and shower... but we've gone to family in Pennsylvania because it's getting cold at night, and we just don't know how to make sure everyone is warm enough. Stacks of blankets and warm pajamas, of course, but is that enough? How do you even tell if your kids are warm enough?
What else can we buy while we're still in Pennsylvania to keep ourselves and our kids warm at night once we return home? Hot water bottles? Chemical packs like you put in your pockets? I doubt space heaters are safe with the little one, even if we could afford a generator to run them on.
...if it matters, two adults, one ten-year-old, one six-year-old.