Comfort measures for a baby in the hospital

Try the following comfort measures if your baby is hospitalized:

  • Stay with your child or visit often.
  • Hold or touch your child. Talk to your child and be involved in his or her care. This will help your child get well, and it will make you feel better. It will also help you be more comfortable caring for your child when he or she returns home.
  • Take some of your child's familiar or treasured objects, such as blankets or stuffed animals, to the hospital.

Last Updated: July 16, 2008

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