Child Life Program: Preparing Your Child for Procedures

Most children are able to cope successfully when they know ahead of time what to expect. Adequate preparation can help your child feel less anxious about hospitalization and medical procedures.

Child Life has developed the following materials to help you and your child prepare for common hospital procedures. Keep in mind that your doctor will determine the appropriate procedures needed for your child. Not all children will have all of these procedures.

Common Hospital Procedures (In English)