Halloween Comes to the NICU for Adorable Photo Shoot

This is scary cute.
ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Oct 2016

It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a preemie dressed as Super Man! Nurses and volunteers from The March of Dimes teamed up to help babies in the NICU at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, celebrate their first Halloween. And the costumes are scary adorable.

Even cuter: The hospital encouraged parents to pick costumes they thought reflected their babies’ personalities.

“The idea is to be able to allow parents to have a sense of normalcy,” Michelle Manual, St. Luke’s director of media relations, tells ABC News. “In the NICU you might be there for weeks or months and this is to help spend that first Halloween and those special first moments together—make those special family memories with us.”

Wondering why there are so many superheroes?

“These are our NICU super babies,” Manuel explains.

In addition to their handmade felt costumes, each baby received a crocheted, candy-filled pumpkin, a Halloween book and a card.

Needless to say, this team is already planning for the holiday season.

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