Q: What should I bring for my child’s hospital stay? A: Here’s my checklist:
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- A list of medications, vitamins and supplements your child takes to share with the pediatric nurse in charge.
- Slippers (to keep germs off her feet) and pajamas.
- Toiletries—even if the hospital provides them, it may feel “homier” if you bring your own.
- Loose T-shirt and pants to wear home.
- A favorite stuffed animal or toy; games
- A notebook for you to keep information about tests, procedures, medications or post-stay instructions.
- Overnight supplies for you: a pillow, toiletries and cell phone charger.
- Books and portable DVD player.
- iPod with your child’s favorite tunes.
- Photos of family, friends, pets.
- When your child comes home, clean any items she touched in the hospital with rubbing alcohol to help prevent infection.