A pacifier, a well-hugged stuffed animal, a cozy blanket—whatever makes your child feel safe and secure should be one of the first items you pack as you prepare for your child’s stay at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.
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Here are some suggestions on what else to put in your child’s bag. And don’t forget about yourself—we’ve also included some items families won’t want to be without.
Here are some items that can help distract, soothe, and calm your child:
We provide many personal items, such as toiletries, but here are some additional items you might want to pack.
We recommend you bring the following paperwork:
The following items might come in handy if you are spending the night with your child:
Pack as lightly as possible, focusing only on the items you and your child truly need based on how long you’re expected to be in the hospital. Please do not bring electrical appliances, such as hair dryers or electric razors.
We recommend that you leave jewelry and large sums of cash at home. Please keep tabs on your valuables, as Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital cannot be responsible for them. If you have items that need to be safely stored, please talk with your child’s nurse.
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