Tips for kids in hospital

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So your child's booked for a medical procedure: Medical Play Preparing a child using medical play techniques

So your child's booked for a medical procedure: Medical Play Preparing a child using medical play techniques

How to prepare your child for facial stitches without the fuss!

How to prepare your child for facial stitches without the fuss!

The Problem with 'being brave'.  Telling our kids to be brave when they face fear can be counterproductive. Listening to their fear helps them to realise their strength and overcome it.

The Problem with 'being brave'. Telling our kids to be brave when they face fear can be counterproductive. Listening to their fear helps them to realise their strength and overcome it.

Stop pinning kids down: the case against restraint The reasons why we should stop using restraint as our 'go-to' in paediatrics

Stop pinning kids down: the case against restraint The reasons why we should stop using restraint as our 'go-to' in paediatrics

The Ultimate Distraction Toy & Pain Reliever: Buzzy Bee

The Ultimate Distraction Toy & Pain Reliever: Buzzy Bee

I think my child is suffering medical trauma: a parent asks

I think my child is suffering medical trauma: a parent asks

Awesome and effective little trick to help kids without more medications!

Awesome and effective little trick to help kids without more medications!

When forcing a thank you creates resentment.  Asking a child to thank a stranger who just hurt them (even if it is in their best interests) is confusing for them and not a good time to teach manners.

When forcing a thank you creates resentment. Asking a child to thank a stranger who just hurt them (even if it is in their best interests) is confusing for them and not a good time to teach manners.


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The patient is the doctor. Medical play is a therapeutic activity for children. It helps them to act out their fears, have questions answered, and feel empowered.

The patient is the doctor. Medical play is a therapeutic activity for children. It helps them to act out their fears, have questions answered, and feel empowered.

Video tutorial | DIY portacath doll | via DIY Child Life

Portacath Teaching Doll

The UN convention on the rights of the child in child friendly language. Let them know their own rights.

The UN convention on the rights of the child in child friendly language. Let them know their own rights.

10 things to do to help your friend with a child in the hospital

10 Things You Can Do for a Friend With a Child in the Hospital

10 things to do to help your friend with a child in the hospital

EEG survival 2 (2)

How to Survive an Inpatient EEG (Like a Boss)

Medical art/game. Tongue depressor, yarn, medicine cup and a cotton ball to make a fun game! Great for patient's coordination and a fun way to familiarize the patient with common medical supplies!

Medical art/game. Tongue depressor, yarn, medicine cup and a cotton ball to make a fun game! Great for patient's coordination and a fun way to familiarize the patient with common medical supplies!

DIY calm down jars...I tried a sensory bag recently and no matter what I did it leaked, like this much better :)

LEGO Calm Down Jar

DIY calm down jars...I tried a sensory bag recently and no matter what I did it leaked, like this much better :)

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