You can help make a child’s experience in the hospital a better one.
Provide a day at the movies, help us throw a special party, or supply
hours of distraction with arts and craft supplies. You can also help premature
and ill babies develop and heal in safety and comfort by supplying special
developmental items, swings and bouncy seats.
Therapeutic Pediatric Massage
Children’s Hospital of New Jersey incorporates holistic approaches
to healing. A
$25 donation will provide a family with individualized instruction in infant/pediatric massage. Trained by
a pediatric massage specialist, parents learn to calm and soothe their
children; and are provided with a bottle of organic massage oil and parent
instruction manual. Medical Research has shown that massage can aid in
children’s growth and development, improve sleep, relieve discomfort
from pain, gas and colic, enhance the immune response and reduce stress.
The Treasure Chest
Help keep our
toy chest filled throughout the year with the playthings that will bring a smile
to a child in need of a little fun. Your donation of $10 or more will
help enable Children's Hospital of New Jersey to provide a child with
things such as crayons, pads of paper, DVD's, Video Games, craft kits,
etc. to whittle away the tedious hours they experience during an extended
hospital stay. These items provide important distractions to sick and
injured children and help them forget the reason they are in the hospital.
A Day at the Movies!!!
Various forms of entertainment keep our young patients entertained and
help long days spent in the hospital go by a little bit faster.
$28 dollars a day supports this bilingual movie channel in five separate inpatient
and outpatient pediatric units, providing free access to the most up to
Just Bead It!
Play is a child’s work!
$75.00 provides children with one day of this creative bedside program for children from 4 to 21 years old.
Accessible to all ability levels, we create custom glass/silver and crystal
necklaces, earrings, bracelets and key-chains through this creative distraction.
Our NICU cares for more than 3,000 newborns annually, close to 800 of them
critically-ill. Premature babies benefit from conditions that make them
feel like they are still in the womb.
The Bendy Bumper provides pre-term babies with the correct positioning
and musculoskeletal development they need to develop properly. A gift of
$40.00 provides a tiny infant in the NICU with one of these thick, spongy, cloth-covered
These soft, cozy nests to provide the proper positioning and physiological
stability for Pre-term and ill babies, and are available for
Frederick T. Frog™
A versatile, frog-shaped bean-bag, “Freddy” may be placed around
the head, neck or hips to help with supportive positioning of premature
infants, some so small they would fit in the palm of your hand! A gift of
$20.00 will provide a NICU baby with one “Freddy”!
This extremely soft gel cushion provides a soft yet supportive surface
to support the symmetrical growth of a premature baby’s head, and
helps to alleviate pressure when the baby is too small or too ill to be
moved frequently. Just
$15.00 will provide this comfy “pillow” for a NICU baby.
Neonatal Developmental Pack!
Your gift of
$100.00 will supply one small or ill baby in the NICU with a pack containing
each of the above items: BendyBumper®, Frederick T. Frog™, Gel-E Donut®, and Snuggle Up®.
Boppy Bounce in Comfort Bouncer
Boppy Cradle in Comfort Bouncer is another special developmental item for
developing premature infants. This
$45.00 bouncy seat has a padded removable bolster and head support to cradle even the smallest
of newborns. It features a soothing vibration that comforts the baby.
It plays five gentle melodies and three soothing sounds with volume control
and has two detachable toys, a plush dragonfly with crinkle wings and
a baby safe sun mirror.
Sweet Island Dreams Mobile
Our neonatal developmental specialists are always on the lookout for the
best tools to help our NICU babies grow and learn. This
$50.00 mobile is high up on their list! Its multidimensional movement helps a baby focus
on objects and track them with his eyes, strengthening spatial perception,
eye muscles and vision. It provides a calming, soothing effect through
music and motion, providing a stable, familiar and friendly environment
for infants. It also contributes to the development of language because
sounds form musical sentences that help stimulate a baby's linguistic
Boppy Rock in Comfort Swing
Boppy Rock in Comfort Swing helps even the youngest babies to swing in
comfort, making it perfect for the tiny infants in our NICU. Our developmental
specialists find this
$70.00 swing especially helpful for comforting drug-addicted babies as they adjust
to life outside the womb.
Our Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services provides Programs and
services for preschoolers, children, and adolescents that range in scope
from emergency psychiatric care and crisis intervention to alternative
outpatient programs. Many children benefit from the focused sensory stimulation
provided by the following items:
Box O’ Balls
Box O’ Balls - This combination of sensory items contains 8 different
sizes of balls and “squishies”, each with its own tactile
$75.00 will supply a box of these therapeutic items.
Awesome fidget opportunities presented as an adorable ocean-themed collection.
Twelve unique, non-toxic textural and movement critters from the sea;
jellyfish, starfish, anemone, urchins, sea snails, seaweed, and stretchy
eels. Comes with 2-gallon break-resistant bowl.
Tangle Light Trip
Light-Up Tangle provides individuals of all ages the fun and enjoyment
of fine-motor manipulation along with the therapeutic benefits: fine-motor
control, improvements in dexterity, concentration and focus and problem solving.