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Infants: 0-12 months

Common Stressors for Infants: Separation from parents; unfamiliar caregivers; new and different routines; interrupted sleep; unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells

Ways you can help

  • Be well rested.
  • The more calm and relaxed you are, the more calm and relaxed your infant is likely to be.
  • Distraction rocking, walking.
  • Bring a favorite blanket/pacifier/toy.

Supporting Your Child as Anesthesia is Being Started (Induction)

  • Read a favorite book.
  • Listen to music.
  • Singing or simply hearing a familiar voice can be comforting to infants

* We have toys, music, and books available at the PainFree Program or you can bring items from home.

Additional Items to Consider Bringing

  • A car seat or stroller - Helpful to use when leaving the hospital
  • Formula and bottle (if used), or favorite sippy cup - Children can typically resume their diet AFTER their procedure
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