Some of Kansas City’s tiniest babies celebrated their first Halloween dressed up thanks to the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. March of Dimes volunteer photographers captured the adorable trick-or-treaters in keepsake photos for their families. Saint Luke’s NICU staff and March of Dimes volunteers presented each baby with a hand-made pumpkin and baby board book to encourage early reading.
Every day a child is in the NICU can be frightening and uncertain, but holidays are especially tough, as families miss the joy of celebrations together. Babies in the NICU may have been born too soon or too small, or with a medical condition that requires intensive care. Throughout the NICU experience, parents can be involved in their baby’s care in a variety of important ways. The March of Dimes has developed the NICU Family Support program to help support families during their baby’s time in the NICU.
See some of the babies adorable costumes on KCTV.