To make your child comfortable, we recommend you bring the items listed below with you to Children’s Health:
Loose-fitting shirts, snap tops or button-down shirts are recommended for surgery above the waist. For surgeries below the waist, your child should wear loose-fitting or elastic-waist pants or shorts. Please be sure to label all items with your child’s name.
For infants, bring a small supply of diapers and bottles.
Pack a favorite stuffed animal, toy or book to comfort your child.
Bring a bathrobe or sweater and socks or slippers.
Pack a sweater or light jacket for you because the hospital is well air conditioned.
Bathe your child and shampoo their hair the night before surgery.
Leave your child’s jewelry, valuables and contact lenses at home.