Designed to be comfortable, functional, and make hospital stays happier
Hospital wear is often a source of discomfort for seriously ill children. It leaves them feeling exposed or embarrassed in an already overwhelming situation, and the transition from their own clothes to hospital gowns is one of the highest stress moments in a child’s hospital journey.
Starlight Gowns replace uncomfortable and embarrassing hospital gowns with ones that are high-quality, comfortable, and brightly colored. Plus, they’re specially designed with snaps on the sleeves and ties down the side to provide better coverage for kids and easier access for hospital staff during medical procedures. Best of all, kids love to wear Starlight Gowns!
Supporters like Disney make it possible to deliver Starlight programs with a bit of magic. Together, we provide Disney-themed Starlight Gowns featuring kids’ favorite characters that deliver smiles to children throughout their hospital stay.
Patients at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia, are so grateful for their Disney-themed Gowns and hospital staff have already seen the incredible impact these gowns can make.
“Just last week, we had a toddler refusing her breathing treatments and crying—until her Minnie Mouse-themed Gown arrived! She loves Minnie Mouse and was all smiles and cooperative with her treatment from that point forward,” said Deanna Certified Child Life Specialist at Piedmont Athens Regional.
Check out how Starlight Gowns bring smiles to seriously ill kids.
"Starlight is such a gift to our hospital. The new gowns have completely changed the conversation when children are admitted to the hospital. They now have a choice of something far more fun and delightful than ever before. We are so grateful for your creativity and support. You make a difference!"
– Erika Croswhite, Child Life Supervisor, Denver Health
Starlight’s ultimate goal is for every hospitalized child to receive a Starlight Gown.
Starlight is expanding its Evergreen Gown line with designs featuring artwork from Starlight Kids, partners, donors, streamers, and more!
Starlight is working to enhance Starlight Gowns by featuring an interactive QR code linking to special content available only to patients and their families.
Starlight is working on launching the latest addition to the Hospital Wear program: pajama pants.
Starlight Gowns are softer, provide more coverage, movement, and a better fit than a regular hospital gown
The colorful gowns are a conversation starter with everyone from clinical staff to other patients
Familiar characters and kid-friendly designs remind children of comfortable pajamas from home
Clinicians can easily perform routine medical procedures with multiple points of access
Choosing an outfit provides an outlet for kids to express emotions and identity through their appearance