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The Night Before Surgery
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The Night Before Surgery

Keep the night before surgery as calm and low-key as possible. Serve your child his or her favorite meal (if no dietary restrictions prohibit doing so), and help him or her get into bed on time so that he or she is well-rested for the coming day.

Scrub up! Make sure your child is bathed, especially if you don't know how long the hospital stay may be. Use an antibacterial soap, such as Dial®, shampoo hair, clean and trim fingernails, and remove any polish.