20 special pacifiers for premature and intubated infants, so they can self-comfort even when on ventilators. These pacifiers have a special notch so they fit around endotracheal tubing.
8 arm slings for patients with broken arms.
26 smiley face squeeze balls to teach relaxation techniques to children who are anxious about treatment.
46 Metallic pinwheels used by the Child Life Department to encourage blowing and deep breathing, as well as distract patients during procedures.
10 toiletry kits for families whose children are unexpectedly admitted to the hospital and they need supplies to freshen up.
16 correctly sized blood pressure cuffs for newborns, infants, or toddlers.
7 Meal tickets for families who can’t afford to eat in the cafeteria while they’re staying in the hospital with their child.
16 packs of Uno cards to help entertain patients- Uno is the most popular game in the hospital!
5 “Be the Boss of your Body” books used by the Child Life Department to help teach patients how to manage stress and pain.
60 packs of markers, 120 packs of crayons, or 192 containers of glitter for our specialists to use to help children deal with their emotions through art therapy.
20 packs of special micro-preemie diapers, for babies weighing as little as one pound.
A one-night stay in a nearby hotel for out-of-town families.
40 sets of building blocks or 60 Mr. Potato Head dolls for children to play with while receiving infusions and long treatments.
7 hypothermia blankets.
2 specialty incubator covers to protect a premature baby’s developing eyes and brain from unwanted noise and light.
4 cases of nebulizers for our patients who need inhaled medications for asthma and other similar diseases. Nebulizers help get children medicine faster and reduce the treatment time.
4 Kindle Fires (with cases) for children confined to their hospital rooms to allow them to play, and read and learn about their conditions and treatments in an interactive way.
60 sensory balls for infants who need developmental stimulation.
4 pediatric oxygenators – devices that add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood – acting as a patient’s “lungs” during complex surgeries.
2 packs of supplies and materials needed to repair a cleft palate for an infant.
1 re-usable developmentally appropriate phototherapy blanket. Used for jaundice, these special “bili-blankets” include a soft, light-permeable cotton-covered “nest” in place of more traditional plastic covers.