Preparing for Your Visit

To help you prepare for your hospital stay, we’ve prepared the following basic list of items to bring with you. Please check with your doctor to find out if there are specific items you should or shouldn’t bring in addition to those listed on this page.


When packing for your child’s stay, include things that will make their room as home-like as possible. Bring things like their favorite pillow or blanket, toys, games and anything else that reminds them of home.


Pack your child's favorite toy, book, blanket, pacifier or other special comfort item.


Make sure to bring entertainment. We have access to many movies and TV channels as well as a variety of gaming systems.


Please feel free to bring any toiletry items from home that would make you or your child more comfortable. There are basic toiletries available, if needed.


A phone card may be used when making long-distance calls, although cell phone use is permitted in most areas of the hospital.


Children and parents may bring personal electronic devices such as laptops, iPods, MP3 players, etc. Wireless internet access is available throughout the hospital.


Many children are able to continue to do school work while in the hospital. You may want to talk to your child's teacher in advance to prepare. Le Bonheur has an accredited school program, and we have teachers on site that can help with direct instruction.

Choose a type of visit from the dropdown to see more specific information to help you prepare.