These NICU Babies Had the Cutest Halloween Costumes Made for Them
Carli and Brandon Nieder's daughter, Myla, was born prematurely on October 5 at only 27 weeks and has been in the NICU since. But thanks to the March of Dimes and the staff at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri she'll still get to dress up as Wonder Woman this Halloween.
On behalf of the March of Dimes, nurses and volunteers created handmade costumes for the 35 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Luke's Hospital. In addition to the tiny costumes, the volunteers also gave the families a footprint keepsake, a children's book and a pumpkin crochet.
"It means quite a bit to know somebody actually took time to make the costumes and make the treats and try to create some kind of normalcy for her being in the hospital like this," Brandon Nieder told KMBC News.
Photographers were also on hand to document the infants in their costumes so that parents will still be able to share their baby's first Halloween this week with their family and friends.
"It can be a difficult place to be, an emotional place, and when we can bring joy to the families, I think that makes a huge difference," Rebecca Keunen, of the March of Dimes, told KMBC News.
Video: Nurses Make Tiny Costumes for NICU Babies on Their First Halloween
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