What to Bring

Personal Items:

Patients typically wear their own clothes instead of wearing hospital gowns. We provide basic toiletries, including a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, lotions, deodorant, powder, mouthwash, and diapers. We allow battery-operated music players and video game systems, and we have DVDs for patient use. All personal items should be clearly labeled with the patient’s name, using a permanent marker. For safety reasons, we will need to inspect any electrical items brought from home.

  • Clothing may include:
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Nightclothes
    • Underwear
    • Socks
    • Shoes (no open-toes)
    • Slippers
  • Schoolwork, including textbooks and assignments
  • A car seat, if needed. Maryland law requires children 8 years and younger to always sit in a car or booster seat while on the road.

Please note: Kennedy Krieger cannot assume responsibility for any lost or damaged belongings.

Medical and Legal Items:

  • Your child's immunization and medical records
  • All insurance information
  • Parents’ or guardians’ photo IDs
  • Names, phone numbers, and addresses of current doctors or therapists
  • All legal papers, such as birth certificates, Social Security card, and pertinent court documents, such as custody papers, surrogacy, and education plans
  • A current list or empty containers of all prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal remedies, and vitamins, with labeled dosage and frequency information
  • Special assistive equipment, such as braces, wheelchairs, seating inserts, splints, helmets, eyeglasses, and hearing aids, including batteries and chargers

What Not to Bring:

Certain items are not allowed, including:

  • Medication, unless otherwise instructed
  • Valuables or sentimental items
  • Humidifiers and vaporizers
  • Inflatable beds
  • Small kitchen appliances (e.g., coffee pots, hot plates, blenders, rice cookers)
  • Hot plates
  • Irons
  • Fans
  • Curling and straightening irons
  • Heating pads