Kid's Surgeon Scrubs Make Creative Gifts
Most parents know how much children enjoy playing dress-up. Putting on clothes that represent their favorite real-life adult, fictional character or dream career boosts imagination. It can even help prepare them for real situations in life. For these reasons, costumes and clothes for playing dress-up make excellent gifts for children. Many are easy to find. Parents may decide to give a child old clothes from the parents’ own closet or find items at second hand stores. When it comes to professional health career dress-up, however, items need to be more specific. Children who want to pretend to be surgeons should have kids surgeon scrubs.
Kid-Sized Scrubs are Best:
Scrubs are made to fit comfortably. This means that adult-sized scrubs, even the smallest size, will be far too large for most children. It is better to get scrubs for children that are specifically made in children’s sizes. For an extra special touch, scrubs may be embroidered with the child’s name.
Preparing for a Doctor Visit:
Scrubs for kids can be given to help remove some fear associated with going to the doctor or to a hospital. Wearing scrubs may help a child feel more connected with the staff and less intimidated by them. This is especially important if the child needs to be hospitalized for a surgery and must be there for a while. Although the child may not be allowed to wear the scrubs the whole time, just having them available may help.
Kids surgeon scrubs and other such apparel can also do double-duty as Halloween costumes. Look for a black bag to serve as both a doctor’s bag and a holder for Halloween candy. If there is a chill in the air on Halloween, a lab coat can be worn over the scrubs.
Accessories for medical costumes are a fun addition. Among the top accessories to consider are additional scrub caps, stethoscopes, safety goggles, rubber surgeon’s tools, surgical masks, fake syringes and doctor’s kits. Some children may enjoy using these as they practice “surgery” on a doll. A wheeled metal table provides a suitable substitute for an operating table or a gurney.
Gifts that match a child’s creative career interests encourage the child to learn more and have fun while doing it. Kids interested in the medical arts may develop an interest in related areas, such as science, and incorporate this into their playtime. This interest usually transfers from the home to the classroom.