NICU babies get adorably dressed up for Halloween

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Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai's got adorably dressed in handmade costumes for an early Halloween celebration. 
 
The costumes were sewn by nurses, social workers and parent volunteers whose babies were once in the NICU.
 
The babies were dressed as things like a butterfly, a bunny and a hot dog.

 
The more than 40 costumes were specifically designed for hospitalized babies as small as 2 pounds and staff at the hospital says this is an opportunity for parents of the babies to get photos of their baby's first Halloween even though the infants are still in the hospital.
 
"Bringing holiday spirit to the hospital is important," says Dr. Charles Simmons, chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Neonatology. "Seeing their infants in costume allows parents to forget their children's medical needs for just a little bit and gives them a sense of normalcy."
 
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