Playtime at the hospital for babies up to 12 monthsPPlaytime at the hospital for babies up to 12 monthsPlaytime at the hospital for babies up to 12 monthsEnglishNANewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-28T04:00:00ZKimberly O'Leary, MEd;Amanda English, BA, CCLS;Jane Darch, BA/BEd, CCLS;Jennifer Butterly, BA, MA7.0000000000000066.0000000000000508.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Play gives babies the opportunity for social interaction and learning. Find examples of appropriate toys for hospitalized babies from birth to 12 months. </p><h2>Why play is so important for babies</h2><p>For babies, play is more than fun. Play is how babies learn, especially at this very young age. While playing, babies learn to interact and be social with others. They also learn about the world in general.</p><p>Being at the hospital is disruptive to a baby's life. Play is one way to reconnect with family and maintain home life experiences. The more babies play, the happier they become. Happiness promotes recovery. Play can also distract a baby from pain and anxiety.</p><p>Many hospitals have child life specialists who provide developmentally appropriate programs and can offer resources to your family.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Play is how babies learn to interact and be social with others, and learn about the world around them.</li> <li>It is important for a baby to play while they are in the hospital; it helps them to reconnect with family and maintain home life experiences, it promotes happiness, and can distract from pain and anxiety.</li> </ul>
Temps réservé au jeu à l’hôpital pour les bébés jusqu’à 12 moisTTemps réservé au jeu à l’hôpital pour les bébés jusqu’à 12 moisPlaytime at the hospital for babies up to 12 monthsFrenchNANewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-28T04:00:00ZKimberly O'Leary, MEd;Amanda English, BA, CCLS;Jane Darch, BA/BEd, CCLS;Jennifer Butterly, BA, MA7.0000000000000066.0000000000000508.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Le jeu donne aux bébés des occasions d’interaction sociale et d’apprentissage. Vous trouverez ici des exemples de jouets appropriés pour les bébés hospitalisés âgés de 0 à 12 mois.</p><h2>Pourquoi le jeu est si important pour les bébés</h2><p>Pour les bébés, le jeu est davantage que du plaisir. En effet, les bébés apprennent par le jeu, surtout à un très jeune âge. En jouant, les bébés apprennent à interagir et à avoir des contacts sociaux avec les autres. Ils apprennent également à propos du monde en général. </p><p>Un séjour à l’hôpital perturbe la vie d’un enfant. Le jeu est un moyen de retrouver les liens avec sa famille et de reproduire les expériences de vie vécues à la maison. Plus les bébés pourront jouer, plus ils seront heureux, et la bonne humeur facilite la convalescence. Le jeu peut aussi distraire un bébé de la douleur et de l’anxiété. </p><p>De nombreux hôpitaux ont des spécialistes des enfants qui offrent des programmes adaptés au stade de développement de l’enfant et peuvent aussi offrir des ressources à votre famille. </p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>Le jeu est la façon dont les bébés apprennent à interagir et à socialiser avec les autres, et à découvrir le monde qui les entoure.</li><li>Il est important qu’un bébé joue lorsqu’il est à l’hôpital. Le jeu est un moyen de retrouver les liens avec sa famille et de reproduire les expériences de sa vie à la maison. Le jeu lui procure de la joie et peut le distraire de la douleur et de l’anxiété.</li></ul>

 

 

Playtime at the hospital for babies up to 12 months1158.00000000000Playtime at the hospital for babies up to 12 monthsPlaytime at the hospital for babies up to 12 monthsPEnglishNANewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANASupport, services and resourcesCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-09-28T04:00:00ZKimberly O'Leary, MEd;Amanda English, BA, CCLS;Jane Darch, BA/BEd, CCLS;Jennifer Butterly, BA, MA7.0000000000000066.0000000000000508.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Play gives babies the opportunity for social interaction and learning. Find examples of appropriate toys for hospitalized babies from birth to 12 months. </p><h2>Why play is so important for babies</h2><p>For babies, play is more than fun. Play is how babies learn, especially at this very young age. While playing, babies learn to interact and be social with others. They also learn about the world in general.</p><p>Being at the hospital is disruptive to a baby's life. Play is one way to reconnect with family and maintain home life experiences. The more babies play, the happier they become. Happiness promotes recovery. Play can also distract a baby from pain and anxiety.</p><p>Many hospitals have child life specialists who provide developmentally appropriate programs and can offer resources to your family.</p> ​<h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Play is how babies learn to interact and be social with others, and learn about the world around them.</li> <li>It is important for a baby to play while they are in the hospital; it helps them to reconnect with family and maintain home life experiences, it promotes happiness, and can distract from pain and anxiety.</li> </ul><h2>Playtime: birth to 3 months</h2> <p>Here are some ideas for playtime:</p> <ul> <li>mobiles: black and white, simple patterns, close to face (8 to 12 inches) </li> <li>cradle gym </li> <li>soothing music </li> <li>voices, particularly those of primary caregivers </li> <li>stuffed toys: small, bean-filled toys are very good for resting against a child </li> <li>squeaking toys </li> <li>crib mirror </li> </ul> <h3>Safety alert</h3> <p>Toys must be free of sharp edges, removable pieces, non-flammable, non-toxic and large enough so that your child cannot put the toyin their mouth. </p> <h2>Playtime: 3 to 6 months</h2> <p>Here are some ideas for playtime:</p> <ul> <li>mobiles: colourful, more complex patterns or faces, near to or far from face </li> <li>cradle gym </li> <li>soothing music </li> <li>voices, particularly those of primary caregivers </li> <li>stuffed toys: small, bean-filled toys are very good for resting against a child </li> <li>squeaking toys </li> <li>rattles, easily grasped objects </li> <li>rings, blocks, plastic keys,"noisy toys" </li> <li>large, soft toys such as soft balls </li> <li>crib mirror </li> <li>peek-a-boo </li> <li>free motor play such as sitting or rolling over on a mat </li> </ul> <h3>Safety alert</h3> <p>At this age, babies can roll out of bed.</p> <h2>Playtime: 6 to 9 months</h2> <p>Here are some ideas for playtime:</p> <ul> <li>crib mirror </li> <li>push and pull toys </li> <li>touch and response toys </li> <li>water play and bath toys </li> <li>manipulative toys: blocks, stacking rings </li> <li>noise-making toys </li> <li>sturdy cardboard picture books </li> <li>peek-a-boo </li> <li>music </li> </ul> <h3>Safety alert</h3> <p>At this age, babies may put sharp objects in their mouths. They may also explore their environment without fear. Therefore, you need to make the environment safe. </p> <h2>Playtime: 9 to 12 months</h2> <p>Here are some ideas for playtime:</p> <ul> <li>sturdy cardboard pictures </li> <li>books </li> <li>brightly coloured objects </li> <li>music and rhythm </li> <li>touch and response toys </li> <li>manipulative toys: blocks, stacking rings </li> <li>repetitive activities: peek-a-boo, toss and retrieve, patty cake, mimicking </li> <li>water play </li> <li>stuffed toys, soft dolls </li> <li>balls, rubber toys </li> <li>push and pull toys </li> </ul> <h3>Safety alert</h3> <p>At this age, babies may do the following:</p> <ul> <li>Put small or sharp objects in their mouths. </li> <li>Explore their environment without fear. Therefore, you need to make the environment safe. </li> <li>Fall easily. </li> </ul> <p>They also cannot tell the difference between harmful substances and harmless ones.</p> <p>Do not give your baby objects with small, removable parts.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/playtime_at_the_hospital_babies_12_months.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/playtime_at_the_hospital_babies_12_months.jpgPlaytime at the hospital for babies up to 12 months

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