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NICU Nurses Capture Baby’s First Valentine’s Day

These tiny tots might be this year’s most adorable Valentines.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Updated February 14, 2024
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In the exhausting and stressful world of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a little love can go a long way. That’s why nurses and photogrpahers across the country are committed to doing a little something special for the families that call the NICU home on Valentine’s Day.

Staff members from hospitals like MountainView Hospital in Las Vegas to Advocate Childrens Hospital in Northridge brought in additional decorations and with the consent of parents captured sweet images of NICU babies on their first Valentine’s Day.

From hearts and roses to the world’s sleepiest kissing booth operators, the nurses snapped adorable photos that’ll serve as a perfect keepsake Valentine for years to come. See some of our favorite photos below.

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