Nurses Made Haloween Extra Special for NICU Babies

Just because these newborns are celebrating their first Halloween in the neonatal intensive care unit doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on any of the fun.

Instead of letting the holiday pass by, a group of nurses and March of Dimes volunteers at St. Luke Hospital in Kansas City, MO, decided to get crafty. They brought the holiday spirit to these precious tots and their parents by designing tiny costumes fitting for these little superheroes and fighters.

“Families in our NICU may spend weeks or months here, and it can be an emotional time,” hospital spokeswoman Michelle Manuel told POPSUGAR. “Providing an opportunity for them to celebrate Halloween with their little ones allows them a sense of normalcy and to celebrate their baby’s first milestones, which is what every family wants to do.”

From Batman to a butterfly, parents picked costumes to match their little ones’ personalities and the volunteers handmade 35 miniature ensembles. Along with professional photos of their newborn’s first Halloween costume, parents were also given a “Trick or Treat, smell my feet card” complete with their infant’s footprints and a Halloween book to read together as well as a handmade crocheted pumpkin.

Captain America

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Emmalee Schaumburg

The Knight Rider

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Sally Morrow

Batman

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Sally Morrow

Butterfly

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Emmalee Schaumburg

Captain America

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Emmalee Schaumburg

Superman

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Emmalee Schaumburg

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