NICU Babies In Superhero Halloween Costumes Is Scarily Cute
Halloween is supposed to strike fear into your heart, not make it melt.
March of Dimes volunteers made about three dozen costumes for babies in the NICU unit at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. The tykes got dressed as Superman, Captain America, Batman and Wonder Woman.
"Families in our NICU may spend weeks or months here, and it can be an emotional time," hospital spokeswoman Michelle Manuel said. "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."
Families also received a special "trick or treat, smell my feet" card with each baby's footprints, a hand-crocheted pumpkin complete with various goodies and a Halloween book.
March of Dimes isn't necessarily going to let Halloween be the highlight of the year, either. The group plans to do something for NICU babies come Thanksgiving and Christmas.