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What are common stressors that hospitalized toddlers may experience?

Some common stressors that hospitalized toddlers may experience include the following:
  • separation from parent and fear of abandonment
  • stranger anxiety
  • unfamiliar environment
  • loss of autonomy and mobility
  • change in routine
  • lying on back (frightens toddlers)
  • sudden movements
  • limited caregiver involvement
This content originally appeared on the Alliance for Kids website.

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