How to Keep Your Child Calm and Comfortable After Pediatric Surgery
- Posted on: Mar 30 2017
Whether your child has to have a cosmetic surgical procedure done by Matthew J. Trovato to help correct an injury or to fix a congenital disability, our office will ensure that your child’s surgery goes as smoothly as possible. However, once you are home from the hospital and they are recovering, they shouldn’t be up and running around quite yet. As a parent, though, you know just how difficult it can be to get your little one to sit still. As soon as your baby learns to crawl up until they move out of the house to go to college, it can seem virtually impossible to get them to stay in one place for longer than a few seconds. This article will discuss some ways that you can keep your child calm and comfortable after their pediatric surgery. Read on to learn more.
Set Up Their Favorite Blankets
Before your child comes home from surgery, set up their favorite blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals in a central location of your house like your TV room. By having all of their favorite comforts in one location, they will be able to rest at ease. If you want to spice things up, consider making a blanket fort for them to lay in while they are recovering.
Get Out Movies and Books
Although screen time isn’t something that most parents allow their kids to do too much of, make surgery recovery an exception. Watching movies and reading books all day are two great ways to ensure that your little doesn’t move around too much and that they get enough time to rest.
Crafts and Puzzles
If your child starts to get antsy and needs something new to do, try doing crafts and puzzles with them while they are in bed or on the couch. Get out some construction paper and glitter glue and have them make cards for their friends and family. Or get out some big wooden puzzles and have them learn things like their colors, shapes, and the alphabet.
Keeping your little one still can often feel like you’re trying to wrangle a cat. Luckily, by using some of the tips listed above, you can keep your kid comfortable and calm. To learn more about pediatric cosmetic surgery or to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Matthew J. Trovato’s office today!
Posted in: Pediatric Plastic Surgery