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Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
By Kelly Foy, Child Life Specialist If your child has a surgery or procedure scheduled, we want to make sure they’re as healthy as possible – and keep everyone safe from coronavirus exposure. So as one of Connecticut Children’s Safe and Sound enhanced safety precautions, we now require a COVID-19 test (with a negative result) […]
At Connecticut Children’s, we love making kids feel special, comfortable and cared for, whether it’s for a quick recovery or an extended inpatient stay. But every child, at every age, gets a boost from the support of family and friends too. During coronavirus visitor restrictions, that can be a little harder than usual. For the […]
Immunizations and blood tests keep us healthy, but they’re not exactly fun. For one out of five people, grown-ups and kids alike, they’re linked to a genuine fear: “needlephobia.” To help your child overcome any fear of needles — or better yet, prevent them from feeling afraid in the first place — try these preparation […]
Every month, hundreds of new apps and digital games are released for kids — some beneficial, some harmless and some your child is definitely better off without. How do you choose? Connecticut Children’s Child Life Specialist Christine Tatem shares tips. Decide on a goal. Do you want something that promotes learning? Expands creativity? Helps your […]
Child life specialists are dedicated to supporting the emotional needs of hospitalized children. They help children understand and cope with procedures, illnesses, treatments and extended hospital stays. In honor of Child Life Month, we sat down with Child Life Specialist Katie Robbins to learn more about her experiences and why she chose such a special […]
Connecticut Children’s Child Life department brings Halloween to patients who are unable to leave the hospital. In an annual tradition called “Reverse Trick-or-Treating,” Connecticut Children’s staff dress up in costumes and go door-to-door throughout the inpatient units bearing plenty of treats! “Halloween is a big deal for kids,” says Lead Child Life Specialist Christine Tatem. […]
Becky, shares her son Christopher’s inspiring story and why he wanted to give back to fellow patients at Connecticut Children’s this holiday season. We brought Chris to the ER in January 2015 after he was unable to walk. Doctors found a tumor on his spine which began a whirlwind of scans, needles and a hospital stay […]
After careful preparation, Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome your child back for many surgeries, procedures and in-person appointments.
As you resume this important face-to-face care, you can count on us to keep your child safe and sound every step of the way. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound.
Call your child’s specialty clinic today to schedule a surgery, procedure or appointment, or to schedule a Video Visit.
*Please note our current visitor restrictions.
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