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Cut a piece of medical tape about 5 inches long.

Cut a piece of medical tape about 5 inches long.

Wrap the tape completely around the PEG tube about 5-6 inches from the stoma.

Wrap the tape completely around the PEG tube about 5-6 inches from the stoma.

Pinch the tape to itself (together) under the PEG tube to form a "tape tent". There should be extra tape on either side of the tube to stick onto the skin.

Pinch the tape to itself (together) under the PEG tube to form a "tape tent". There should be extra tape on either side of the tube to stick onto the skin.

Example

Example

This taping will help the PEG tube form a loop over your child's abdomen.

This taping will help the PEG tube form a loop over your child's abdomen.

The loop should be big enough so that the PEG tube enters the stoma at a 90 degree angle to prevent any tension or pulling of the stoma.

The loop should be big enough so that the PEG tube enters the stoma at a 90 degree angle to prevent any tension or pulling of the stoma.

Example.

Example.

Tips: "onesies" help prevent infants and toddlers from pulling at the tube. Stretchy gauze can be used for older children.

Tips: "onesies" help prevent infants and toddlers from pulling at the tube. Stretchy gauze can be used for older children.

For questions call the number above if your child is a Boston Children's Hospital patient.

For questions call the number above if your child is a Boston Children's Hospital patient.

For emergencies call the number above if your child is a Boston Children's Hospital patient.

For emergencies call the number above if your child is a Boston Children's Hospital patient.

  • 1.0 Medical tape
  • 1.0 "Onesie" for infants and toddlers
  • 1.0 Stretchy gauze for older children