beanie babies - page 2

Does anyone else's hospital give away beanie babies? Our hospital for years has always had a huge stock of them in every treat cart, treatment room, and outpatient centers. Most are older beanies... Read More

  1. by   RN*mommy
    I know my old hospital wouldn't give out beanie babies in the NICU. The infection risk for sure, but the safe sleep issues as well. I was constantly pulling stuffed animals and the like out of cribs and then doing the safe sleep speech with the families. I wouldn't want to encourage anything by giving out stuffed animals. For older children, sure...but not in the NICU.
  2. by   umcRN
    Quote from NicuGal
    They can harbour MRSA, etc unless they can be washes regularly.
    We have this same problem with parents. Unfortunately we can't guarantee their washing
  3. by   canned_bread
    That's so awesome! We give teddies that are hand-made and donated, and random toys and what not.