We get many questions from parents about what to bring to the hospital. The quick answer is to bring the comfort items your child loves, whether it is a stuffed animal, book or tablet. We have toys and other items to distract and entertain children, but children are most comfortable with what they know.
Be sure to label all the personal items your child takes to the hospital in case the items become misplaced. Some things to consider bringing include:
Things you do NOT need to bring include:
If your child is expected to be admitted for a prolonged hospital stay, please refer to UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Admissions for further information. Please call your child’s surgeon if you are not sure how long your child will stay in the hospital after surgery.
Read about checking into surgery.