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NICU babies at Baptist Children’s Hospital dressed up for Halloween

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The NICU babies and families at The Spence and Becky WilsonBaptist Children’s Hospital celebrated Halloween in costumes dona...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – The NICU babies andfamilies at The Spence and Becky WilsonBaptist Children’sHospital celebrated Halloween in costumes donated by three Hutchison Highstudents and the national volunteer organization Project Sweet Peas.

We saw the adorable outfits Thursday as the families made special memories with their little ones.

Check out the slideshow below:

Hutchison School and Project Sweet Peas donated almost 100 newborn costumes to the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital for Halloween.

Hospital staff dressed newborn intensive care unit babies in the costumes, which are designed to accommodate the needs of NICU babies, including fitting around wires, tubes and IVs. Project Sweet Peas, a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization is coordinated by volunteers who are passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants, donated 50 costumes that included princess, Captain America, sweet pea and cupcake designs.

Three Hutchison 11th grade students — Justine Ettingoff, Amellia Hausmann and Jamie Sokoloff — donated 50 costumes that they handmade for Hutchison’s Wilson Society, which is funded by the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation. The costume designs included candy corn, pumpkins, ladybugs, Wonder Woman and Superman.

The Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital is on the same campus as Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, the first and only freestanding women’s hospital in the region. The hospital features a 10-bed pediatric emergency room, a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 12 inpatient rooms and a 5-bed outpatient diagnostic center. With 24-hour pediatric intensivist coverage, multiple pediatric specialties and access to critical care transport team for neonatal, pediatric and maternity patients, the hospital is equipped to provide high-quality care for a wide variety of pediatric patients and issues.

– Baptist Children’s Hospital