These NICU Babies Dressed in Costumes Are the MVPs of Halloween

Prepare for a cuteness overload.
ByStephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
Oct 2018

Halloween is the perfect excuse for parents to dress their babies in ridiculously adorable outfits all in the spirit of All Hallows’ Eve. But the day can be a bit tricky for parents with babies in the NICU, who aren’t able to parade their sweet child around the neighborhood.

Luckily, the Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago made sure families didn’t miss out on any of the special memories from their child’s first Halloween. The NICU ward held its annual Halloween costume contest for its babies, where parents were invited to dress their infant in festive costumes.

Ranging in age from less than one day old to three months old, all of the irresistible looks are featured on the hospital’s [Facebook page](https://www.facebook.com/pg/AdvocateChildrensHospital/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2166716386695048& xts %5B0%5D=68.ARBg2OZJUfggLese3T03947OG9V3F83IR3zNB7lAFF-84skRQ2jrN3xRKsXSClP7Znh7rnfYRGPKA8qGGUWZmFc0mncetnZOp6UGZWU3OvypSqP0GQeDmrN5pY1CDOh63P0iVKVe2KQ5vzWvSDxmsh9nTZiANreo1nRwiF7k-yrCY4ZGmG8e1JzkvS_XzKI0aI_k_t86v-WUcWN56hFHGTB3rX4s5H8FAAw& tn =-UC-R), where people can vote for their favorite costume and help the families win various prizes.

With so many too-cute babies, it’s hard to pick just one reigning Halloween champ. Prepare for a cuteness overload.

Click [here](https://www.facebook.com/pg/AdvocateChildrensHospital/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2166716386695048& tn =-UC-R) to take a peek at all of the incredible looks. The costume contest is designed to lift parents’ spirits and add a touch of normalcy to their routines. The family of the photo with the most likes will receive a $150 gift card to Target. Runners-up will take home gift cards ranging from $25-50.

One thing is for certain, the NICU babies dressed in costumes are the winners of Halloween this year.

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