Grab bag for a child

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Allonym Fri 06-Mar-20 15:29:49

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sleepismysuperpower1 Fri 06-Mar-20 18:12:32

I think the advice is:
-change of clothes
-spare toothbrush
-pack of wipes
-snacks
-a cuddy toy/game
-book
-bottle of water
-family photo
-Emergency card (contact details, health details)
-fold up blanket

bellinisurge Fri 06-Mar-20 19:04:18

Second what @sleepismysuperpower1 says although I would add sweets.

Namelessinseattle Fri 06-Mar-20 19:39:55

I'd add cash (caught in over Xmas when only vending machines were available) phone charger and a note to remind you of what to pack last minute; comforter, kindle, ear phones

Allonym Fri 06-Mar-20 22:28:12

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independentfriend Tue 10-Mar-20 18:24:43

I'd be careful with very sentimental items for hospital trips - they might get lost, mixed up in the hospital laundry or soiled in the ordinary course of things. If it's a cornovirus or something else highly infectious, I wouldn't be surprised if clothing/linens end up being destroyed if it's too difficult to clean them.

Consider adding:
*dilutable squash [hospital water sometimes tastes unusual to me]
*shorts [in addition to trousers] - UK hospitals are normally kept really warm
*extra change for the car park, if you might be driving
*nice towels
*face cloths [even if you don't normally use them, in order to have a bed bath]
* familiar smells eg. perfume
* some way to listen to familiar music/radio
*slippers/maybe crocs type shoes

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 11-Mar-20 06:32:17

Having had pneumonia, I’m not too sure that perfume is the best idea.

Sprayitall Wed 11-Mar-20 06:38:25

If you have a gps tracker watch I would add that too

Sprayitall Wed 11-Mar-20 06:42:41

All this is making me very anxious. Will they allow parents to be with them?

CookiesAreForEatingNotStoring Wed 11-Mar-20 06:46:05

Lip balm.
When my son is in hospital, he normally needs nebuliser masks and to be on oxygen which really dries the lips.

Printed list of current medications from repeat prescription reorder sheet.

Sprayitall Wed 11-Mar-20 06:48:04

Oh that’s a very useful tip @cookies

Also remember the sharpie idea from the previous threads so you can write the name.

FusionChefGeoff Wed 11-Mar-20 07:00:48

Don't forget @Sprayitall the general evidence shows that children don't seem anywhere near as badly affected by Coronavirus as adults.

Sprayitall Wed 11-Mar-20 11:10:18

@FusionChefGeoff yes.. is there a risk that everyone is ill and can’t be together?

divafever99 Thu 12-Mar-20 22:18:45

We have had one of these for years. We call it the oh f**k rucksack grin. It's been used several times! Don't forget to pack things for yourself too:
Comfy clothes/PJ's if you will be staying overnight
Toiletries
Slippers
Book
Travel mug (most children's wards won't let you have a hot drink without a lid)
Snacks
Sanitary products
Medication

noodledoodler Fri 20-Mar-20 00:16:19

A little roll up yoga or exercise mat, great when they want to lie down and you are waiting ages in seats

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