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Coming into hospital can be very stressful for a child and their family. Here is some information to try and make this time easier for you. 

Before your visit

You will need to bring the following with you.

  • Essential toiletries
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Nightwear/Slippers or alternative footwear
  • Books and magazines
  • Earphones for use of electronic devices (especially at night)
  • Tea/coffee and your own mug

The hospital has free WIFI if you log onto CAV Health Charity Free Wifi

You need to pack for your child

  • Favourite toy or teddy 
  • Nightwear - pyjama's , slippers and dressing gown
  • Spare comfortable clothes and underwear
  • Things to help them pass the time e.g.comics, colouring books, games etc
  • Earphones for electronic devices

Babies may also need

  • Dummies
  • Bottles
  • Teething gel/ring
  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Usual nappy cream
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