Favorite hospital toys for your toddler
We spend a lot of time in the hospital.
More time than any child should or anyone wants to. In Addie's 2.5 years of life on this planet, 100's of her days have been spent inpatient. It sucks. But, its my motto to make the best out of every situation and that includes the hospital.
We try our very best to bring the comforts of home to our temporary home; we bring her bedding, mobile, fish light, diffuser, her own clothes and stuffed animals. I make sure to have coffee (a way to have it without leaving her room/floor) my own blankets, pillow, foam mattress topper, bath towels, slippers (you do not want to have bare feet on these floors), and my favorite cozy sweater. Recently we had an inpatient stay out of state, and I just shipped these items our location.
We make sure she has lots of fun things to do, new toys, stimulating activities, and a very coffee filled Mama and Dada to entertain her. We recently had an extended inpatient stay for two weeks and for 48 hours Addie had to stay in bed. She was connected to three tubes and a massive IV pole. so movement was limited so it was important we had stuff to do in the room. There are play rooms, child-life, and other resources available, but we still bring our own stuff. Sometimes these rooms are closed over the weekend, or during this stay the playroom was being renovated, and it's hard to navigate some of these rooms safely with her IV pole. During this visit the best way we could play with her was to keep her in our room, in her bed, and bring the toys to her.
These toys end up become part of our diaper bag toys, travel toys, so they do not go to waste. The toys that are good for the hospital are also good for the car, plane, doctors appointments, or even out to dinner when your toddler has had enough. I try not to bring toys she has access to all the time, so they are new and fun, easily transportable, and can keep her attention as long as possible.
Because when life gives you lemons...
I love this quote. I'd much prefer this drink to lemonade and I am still waiting on patient relations to implement my idea of a cocktail cart for parents. This post does contain affiliate links. This means I make a small commission if you purchase any of these toys through my links at no additional cost to yourself. It helps support all the hours and hours of time that goes into creating these blog articles for you. All of these items I have purchased myself (besides a gift from The World of Eric Carle) and all of these opinions are my own. Without further adu, my favorite hospital toys for kids aged 2-5 years old.
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Playing in the hospital with all her toys
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