Tiny little babies, some of whom are having their first taste of Halloween this year, are getting to share the excitement of the holiday even while they are within the four walls of a hospital. Hospital staff and parents are taking part in dressing up the babies in Halloween costumes at the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit of different hospitals. And the little ones look absolutely adorable!
One of the hospitals that shared pictures of their NICU babies was the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia which said on Facebook, “While Halloween this year will look and feel a little different, our Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit families and staff still found a way to have some fun!”
Not only did they incorporate the traditional pumpkin into one of the looks, but they even had a baby dressed up in a “crazy cat lady” costume. The little one also had the perfect expression to go with the look.
“We’re not sure we could pick a winner – they’re all so sweet!” the hospital said. And we have to agree with them.
The babies at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare also did not miss out on the Halloween fun. “Our NICU babies are so cute, it’s spooky!” the hospital said on Facebook. “Halloween in the NICU is one of our favorite traditions, and this year is no exception! Thank you to our incredible NICU team for making such an uncertain time so special for these little ones’ families.”
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The folks at the hospital in Tallahassee, Florida also have a very punny sense of humor that comes through in their captions.
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Talking about how something as simple as dressing up the babies in costumes can bring some cheer, the hospital said in a statement, as quoted by Good Morning America, “Having a baby in the NICU can be very stressful for new moms and families, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bringing the Halloween fun to these little ones and their parents is just one of the many ways our team works to normalize the NICU environment and keep families’ spirits high.”
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The nurses at the Ascension St. John hospital have also done something wonderful by creating Halloween costumes all by themselves for the tiniest patients in the hospital.
“This year, the costumes were crocheted by NICU RNs Anna, Stephanie and Shandel,” the hospital wrote on Facebook. “They have been working all year to ensure a special first Halloween for these babies that can’t be home with their families just yet.”