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Your Child's Surgery

How can I help my toddler?
  • Toddlers do not understand the concept of time. It is best to talk with your child about surgery only one or two days beforehand.
  • Toddlers are trying to develop a sense of control. Allow them to choose a favorite toy, stuffed animal or blanket to bring to the hospital.
  • Realize that fussiness and behavior changes are common before and after procedures.
  • Ask questions and stay informed. The more comfortable you are, the more comfortable your child will be.Attend a surgery tour, if possible