Written by Child Life specialists, these colorful photo stories help children prepare for their time at Seattle Children’s. Use these booklets to lessen your child’s worry and spark conversation. Some are also available in Spanish.

Your Blood Draw

Shows a common patient experience at Seattle Children’s main campus and Bellevue labs.

Getting an IV

What a child can expect when they get an IV.

Getting a Cast

Explains what it is like to get a cast.

Your Surgery Day

What to expect when you have surgery at Seattle Children’s main campus or Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center.

Your Hospital Stay

What to expect when you come to Seattle Children’s for a hospital stay.

Your EEG Test

Shows what it is like to get an EEG test as an inpatient or outpatient.

Your Sleep Study

What it’s like to have an overnight sleep study at our Sleep Disorders Center in Bellevue.

Your VPD Clinic Appointment

Explains what you might do during an appointment with the velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD) clinic.

Visiting Your Sibling in the ICU or NICU

Helps siblings prepare to visit their brother or sister in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).