I was asked by the lovely Karen at Cocooned to write a guest post with gift ideas for kids in hospital. Of course I said yes! Not only do I love curating gift guides, I also love what Karen is creating at Cocooned. Karen’s youngest child Sophie was born with Complex Congenital Heart Disease and required her first open-heart surgery at just 4 weeks old. Less than 2 years later, Sophie endured a second open-heart surgery. Thankfully this surgery went off without a hitch and today Sophie is a extremely feisty little girl!
Karen knows what it’s like caring for a young child in hospital and the stress of having to disconnect lines and monitoring equipment to change them. So she decided to do something about it. She’s in the process of creating the Cocooned clothing line of beautiful, simple, adaptive clothing for babies and children in hospital. They will help minimise distress to the child, when checks, scans and procedures need to be carried out. What a wonderful idea! The tagline is pretty wonderful too – “Because all children should be wrapped in love, when handled with care.”
Hospitals are never a fun place for kids to spend their time. Boredom soon sets in and if confined to their bed or room, kids can go crazy without stimulation and things to keep them busy, distracted, comforted and as happy as they can be considering the circumstances.
From comforting items to crafty activities, clothing, games, toys and books – over on the Cocooned blog I’m sharing a bumper round up of fun and practical gifts for children when they are in hospital that both kids and parents will appreciate.
Of course, knowing me, I couldn’t stop at a few ideas so this gift guide is in two parts!
Thanks for having me Karen! I hope your readers find something they like in my selections.