While people were getting ready for a Halloween party, volunteers and nurses in a Kansas city premature baby hospital decided to surprise the parents by making their babies’ first Halloween extra special. Having a premature baby means families going through a time that can be very emotionally challenging. Thanks to some kind people and 3 talented photographers, the parents felt weren’t alone in this tough situation. This Halloween, families could see their hospitalized babies turn into superheroes, butterflies and other adorable characters, giving the parents the much needed hope and joy.
“The parents were able to choose their babies’ costumes to match the babies’ personalities,” Michelle Manuel, the hospital’s director of media relations, told ABC News. The costumes were pint-sized and handmade felt. The parents also got a “trick or treat, smell my feet” card with the newborns’ tiny footprints, a hand-crocheted pumpkin filled with treats and a Halloween book to read to their kid in the future.
Volunteers at a premature baby hospital decided to make their patients’ first Halloween extra special!
They dressed the newborns in tiny adorable costumes!
Parents could choose which costume they want their newborns to wear to match their babies’ personalities
The costumes were pint-sized, handmade felt, and absolutely adorable!
Many of the babies were dressed as superheroes to pay respect to their journey of fighting for their lives
Helen Ransom of Faces says capturing premature babies on camera is one of her favorite ways to volunteer
“Watching parents’ eyes light up during a time that can be so hard and taxing is amazing”
The initiative allowed premature baby parents to have a sense of normalcy
The parents also got a “trick or treat, smell my feet” card with the newborns’ tiny footprints…
…and a hand-crocheted pumpkin filled with treats!