Tips for preparing your toddler or preschooler for surgery

Toddlers and pre-schoolers have short attention spans, so preparation for surgery or medical treatment should be geared toward their developmental level.

Think about it from your child's point of view: a strange place, odd-looking equipment, unusual noises, different smells, sleeping in a new bed, unable to go home, cared for by strangers.

Akron Children's offers these tips to help prepare toddlers and pre-school children for medical procedures:

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