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Preparing for Your Infant’s Hospital Stay

What you may want to prepare for:

  • Change in routine
    • Diet restrictions
    • Changes in sleep patterns
    • Mobility restrictions
  • Separation from caregivers
  • Unfamiliar environment and people
  • Possible interruption of typical development
  • Learning to sit up, crawl and stand

How to help your infant:

  • Bring familiar comfort items from home
    • Blankets, stuffed animals, pacifiers, soothing music, as well as any items you think may be helpful
  • Create a plan for consistent caregivers (make a schedule of who can be at the hospital at different periods of time)

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