What to bring while you wait at Norton Children’s

You to Norton Children’s Hospital, but don’t forget about your needs as a caregiver.

Here’s what you should bring

  • Books, magazines or other reading material
  • Change and money for vending machines, parking, etc.
  • Chargers for your electronic devices
  • Earphones or ear buds for electronic devices as a courtesy to other patients and families
  • Important telephone numbers (home, work, mobile phone)
  • Wear comfortable clothes, and don’t forget clothes for overnight stays with your child.

Please do not bring

  • Other children, if possible (your child will need your undivided attention on the day of admission)
  • Rubber or latex balloons due to choking or suffocation risk. Any balloons your child receives as gifts must be made of Mylar or foil.
  • Streaming television USB devices (Amazon Fire TV stick, Apple TV, Roku, etc.)
  • Valuables or large amounts of money.
  • Video gaming systems that connect to a television.
Plan Your Visit -5437

When do boys start puberty?

Most discussions around puberty tend to focus on girls, but boys are starting puberty earlier, too. A 2012 study of U.S. boys found white and Hispanic boys were entering puberty at an average age of […]

Read Full Story

More pregnant women have chronic high blood pressure

A new study shows a large increase in the number of American women with chronic high blood pressure during pregnancy: an average of 6% each year over the 40 years of the study. “High blood […]

Read Full Story

Top 10 car seat mistakes

Think your child’s car seat is installed correctly? Chances are, it’s not. According to safety professionals at Norton Children’s Prevention & Wellness, nearly 4 out of 5 car seats they check are used incorrectly.   […]

Read Full Story

Schielar Skaggs almost didn’t make it – but he fought

Before he was born, Schielar Skaggs’ parents, Terry and Melissa, worried about the life their son would have. Would he survive childbirth? If he did, would his life be short and filled with suffering and […]

Read Full Story

How to talk about suicide? First, talk about it

How did I not see the signs? What could I have done? These are questions no parent wants to ask. While suicide can be a dark and difficult subject to talk about, shining a light […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.