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Ways for families to help their children while in the hospital over the holidays

During the holidays, it can be a difficult time for children who are in the hospital. However, there are ways to help make their stay more meaningful and enjoyable. Here are some ideas to help families support their children while they are in the hospital during the holidays:

  • Bring decorations: One way to help a child feel more at home is by bringing in some decorations to the hospital room. If hospital policy allows you can bring a small tree, decorations, and even some lights. This will help create a festive atmosphere and help make the room feel more cheerful and inviting.

  • Have a special meal: Allowing your child to have a special meal while in the hospital can make them feel better. You can order their favorite food or have family members bring their favorite dishes to the hospital. This will help make the holiday more special.

  • Have a movie night: Watching a holiday movie is a great way to spend time together. You can bring a laptop or tablet to the hospital and have a family movie night. Pop some popcorn and make it a fun event.

  • Have a gift exchange: Exchange gifts with your child or have family members bring gifts. You can even have a virtual gift exchange if family members can't visit.

  • Make a scrapbook: Create a scrapbook of the family's visit to the hospital. Include photos, artwork, stories, and memories. This will help make the holiday more special and give the family something to look back on in the future.

By following these tips, you can help make your child's stay in the hospital more meaningful and enjoyable during the holidays.

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