When your child needs to have a general anaesthetic before their operation it can be helpful to prepare them through pretend play. This video by the What? Why? Children in Hospital charity shows how you could play with your child the day or morning before you go to hospital. By using yoghurt pots, pretend sleepy gas and sleepy medicine they prepare Lily the giraffe and Lewis the lion for their operations. This video with pretend hospital play is aimed at younger children and those at an early stage of development.