Hospital Staff Dresses Premature Newborns In Superhero Capes To Help Them Fight For Lives

Now for news that will make you want to laugh and cry at the same time. Nurses and volunteers in a Kansas City hospital decided to dress up the babies born prematurely in handmade felt costumes, most of which were superheroes!

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Having a baby born prematurely is extremely hard for parents, who often have to leave their child in the hospital for weeks or months after birth, so they can grow stronger and bigger. Babies fight for their lives in small incubators, and it can be incredibly challenging for parents to watch them do so when they can so rarely hold them.

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However, with the help of some very kind people, the nurses at the NICU surprised parents for their baby’s first Halloween by dressing them up. They also provided them with a card that reads, “Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet!” and has their baby’s footprints on it. On top of all that, they gave them a Halloween children’s book and a small pumpkin filled with goodies.

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“The parents were able to choose their babies’ costumes to match the babies’ personalities,” said Michelle Manuel, director of media relations for the hospital. Most of them picked superheroes because of the struggle their children are already in because of the complications that come with being born early.

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Is there anything cuter than seeing a tiny infant underneath a Captain America shield? These babies, though they may not realize it yet, are already superheroes. This hospital is amazing for pointing that out! Happy first Halloween, little ones!

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