Hospital Boredom Busters

Over on our Instagram TV channel, we have started putting up some short videos with great ideas for busting boredom in hospital. We’ve got ideas for young children, older children, teens and parents and there are more to come! Currently you can view videos on: Colouring Japanese Braiding – you can also find our free […]

two minute moves exercise and self care in hospital

Two Minute Moves – Exercise in Hospital

We all know how important exercise is, however when you’re in hospital caring for a sick child, working out a daily exercise routine is next to impossible. Lizzy Williamson is the amazing brain behind Two Minute Moves and she very kindly took the time to give Cocooned some great ideas on ways to get moving, […]

Great kids books about hospital

Here is our list of great kids books about hospital. This is by no means a comprehensive list, so make sure you pop your favourites in the comments below. We absolutely adore books in our house, they are read every day and often help the kids to navigate difficult and important times. Books are also a […]

Hush Foundation – The Healing Qualities of Music

The healing qualities of music are not a new discovery, however its use in children’s hospitals across Australia, identifies the crucial role it continues to play across both treatment and rehabilitation. Doctor Catherine Crock, founder of the Hush Foundation, recognised this more than a decade ago. The Hush Foundation is an Australian charity transforming the culture of healthcare through the […]

Local Mum – Last Minute Childcare

Finding short-term, flexible childcare for siblings of a child who is being cared for in hospital, is often a very difficult task for families in this situation. It’s not always easy (or pleasant) to try and entertain and occupy children during hospital stays, or even doctors appointments. It’s also not unusual for families to be situated […]

What is Helpful Love?

A few months ago, I was in Newcastle NSW visiting family. I picked up a copy of the local newspaper, and read an article about a woman called Kim Oakhill, who had started a small business after bearing witness to a friends’ terrible loss. The seemingly simple idea of Helpful Love, made so much sense […]

Our Time in Hospital – Sarah Lafrance

This month, we have found another wonderful parent in Sarah Lafrance, who has been willing to share her families’ story, in caring for their son Noah in hospital. The purpose of the Our Time in Hospital Series, is to let families out there going through these experiences, know that they are not alone. If you’d like to share your story, we’d […]

Great gift ideas for kids in hospital – Part 2

Here is part two, of our amazing gift guide for kids in hospital, compiled by Tash from Gift Grapevine. Make sure you check out part one if you haven’t already. In part one Tash covered; Games, toys, puzzles, crafts and other activities. In part two, she’s found some fantastic comfort items, books and clothing ideas.   […]