Unfortunately, hospital visits can be a necessity when you’re a toddler. There’s just so much going on, so much to get into. And sometimes you just don’t feel good! If you know a toddler in the hospital, skip the gift shop and find a cool toy to keep them entertained here:
- Doctor On Call – Wooden 7 Piece Set
- Mesmerizing Maze
- Super Stencils
- Mr. Potato Head – Bucket Builder Kit
- Build-a-Dino T-Rex
- Super Scarab Putty – Color Shifting
- Turbo Twister
- Metallic Paint Sticks
- Maze Craze
- Pet Vet Playset
For a toddler in the hospital—possibly their first visit—this set is a slam dunk. It’s got 7 chunky doctor’s tools, perfect for little hands, and it will help take some of the fear and mystery out of the whole process. The smooth edged wood tools are great for letting your toddler follow along with the doctor, and get to know the process in a fun way.
It can be hard keeping little ones confined to their hospital bed—trust me, I know; my little one was in for a week straight for an asthma attack, and had already regained her energy by day two. This little wooden maze is a great way to keep their little hands and minds busy. They use the attached magnet pen to guide the balls through the maze and its various gadgets. Calm, quiet fun!
Hospital stays for little artists can be especially tough. The freedom of art doesn’t always translate to a hospital room. This set includes everything they’ll need to keep creating during their hospital stay: stencils, paper, stamps, blowpens and more. It all comes in a hand folio-style package, so it’s easy to clean up and take their art home with them.
A classic and fun take-anywhere toy that they’ll love on an overnight hospital stay. This bucket comes packed with one potato and plenty of expressive pieces so they can build their own little potato buddy to keep them company. The sturdy bucket with a handle keeps the pieces together, and it’s easy to clean up and go when checkout time comes.
This is the easy construction set for little hands that will help give them a real sense of accomplishment. The big plastic pieces come with a fun, chunky screwdriver. It can be the first tool they use to build their first thing! Happily, that thing is a colorful, goody t-rex dinosaur that goes together easily with the big plastic screws. So easy and so much fun!
The Super Scarab putty is a sensory delight, especially for a toddler who might not be feeling too good. Thanks to Crazy Aaron’s tried and tested formula, they can pull, stretch, tear and pop their way through any hospital visit. This fun stuff also color shifts through tones of purple, blue, green and copper. Best of all, it’ll never dry out in the hospital room, and comes with a nice tin to take it home in.
This remote controlled little stunt car may not be the hospital staff’s favorite toy, but your toddler will love it. It’s small, sturdy, has lots of lights, and it’s a little dervish. It performs all kinds of fun stunts on the chunky wheels, which are perfect for smooth hospital floors and low carpets. Your little one could conceivably speed this one up and down the halls all day, as long as the nurse doesn’t notice!
This little game is enough to entertain—and yes, possibly frustrate—any little one for hours. Use the joystick to guide the marble through the maze. It sounds easy, but there is a host of obstacles to make things a little more difficult. This is a great challenge for everyone, so your toddler can go up against you, visitors, doctors and nurses, and take a shot at glory!
We end this list with another fun set to help make the hospital not so scary. This set comes with 24 pieces, including an adorable plush dog and cat, and lots of plastic doctor’s instruments to examine and treat them with. Your toddler will know that if our wonderful fur babies can make it through a hospital stay, then so can your children!
Come check out our other great toys for toddlers here!
Q: What did on tonsil say to the other tonsil? A: Get dressed up, the doctor is taking us out!