Visitation in the PACU had been a sore spot for the PACU's I have worked in. The guidelines are parents only when child is awake, airway out. We absoultly do not want children or infants, who knows what, if any immunizations are up to date, and what they may carry into the room. Ok, I said guidelines, not craved in stone, so we may have parents and grandma, but we do want only 2 at bedside at a time, it is better for all. The young child rule of 16 and older is strictly followed. We still have issues with adult patient and visitors. But thats another post. The best way to achieve this is to have a short information pamphlet with the PACU visitation policy. If mommy brings the baby sibling she can not see patient in room, she needs to have a friend with her to help her out. I think it has to be address before the procedure, but in the perfect world it should be told to parent in the MD office before case is book. In emergent cases, we can find someone to watch baby for 5 mins outside door, but who wants that responsiblity, maybe pastoral care?? Of course you need a policy on everything these days and since you are in a pediatric hospital I would think a policy is already in place, bump it up the chain of commend.