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.
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.
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.
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 date movies.
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
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 shaping rods.
These soft, cozy nests to provide the proper positioning and physiological
stability for Pre-term and ill babies, and are available for $40.00
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
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.
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 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.
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 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 - This
combination of sensory items contains 8 different sizes of balls
and “squishies”, each with its own tactile sensation. $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
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. $40.00 ea.
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