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Precious premmies give their parents a sweet Halloween treat

These would have to be the most adorable trick-or-treaters we’ve ever seen! Wearing teeny tiny costumes, these pint-sized super heroes have been given a Halloween makeover, and they are melting our hearts.

Premmie Halloween costumes
Image credit: Schaumburg Photography

In a bid to lift the spirits of everyone in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Luke’s Hospital Kansas City, Halloween was celebrated a little early. Volunteers from March of Dimes created these adorable Halloween costumes, in consultation with the babies’ parents, to reflect the personality of each premmie.

Premmie Halloween costumes
Image credit: Schaumburg Photography

“The idea is to be able to allow parents to have a sense of normalcy,” Michelle Manuel, the hospital’s director of media relations, told ABC News.

“In the NICU you might be there for weeks or months and this is to help spend that first Halloween and those special first moments together — make those special family memories with us.”

Premmie Halloween costumes
Image credit: Schaumburg Photography

Photographer Emmalee Schaumburg says a party was held for the families, bringing joy to the entire ward. It was so well received that the word is the NICU is already planning a 12 Days of Christmas photo shoot!

Premmie halloween costumes
Image credit: Schaumburg Photography

If you’re partial to gorgeous images, make sure you check out our photography feature on midwives from around the world.

Premmie Halloween costumes
Image credit: Schaumburg Photography

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Anita Butterworth

Anita is a journo from country Victoria who swapped the cut and thrust of television news for the joys of raising boys. When not writing about everything parenting, she's searching for the perfect cuppa and Instagram filter.