Texas hospital dresses up infants in NICU in Christmas clothes

Twins Raina and Riley are decked out for their first Christmas at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s. Image Source: bswhealth.com

This festive season is the most anticipated and loved time of the year. Everything seems bright and beautiful and the happiness all around is palpable.

However, for some, the holiday season is not as bright and happy. And one such group of people is parents whose newborns are in the intensive care in hospitals for their medical conditions. For such parents, this time can be distressing, and even harrowing.

But the Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Texas brought about some much needed cheer to such parents by dressing up their children in beautiful Christmas wear.

Over twenty children in the neonatal intensive care unit of the hospital participated in what the hospital called its “TINIEST TEXANS Ugly Sweater Edition” event.

“Even in the ugliest holiday sweaters, these babies prove that good things come in small packages,” the hospital wrote on its website. “The most wonderful time of the year is made complete with these bundles of joy, who are sure to make it on Santa’s nice list.”

Baby Adriel is ready for Christmas at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – College Station Image Source: bswhealth.com

So, the children were dressed in adorable Christmas props ranging from embellished gifts on pullovers to crochet Santa hats. One of the cute babies was even tucked in a stocking! Reindeers, Christmas trees, and snowmen were seen aplenty in all the costumes!!

And, needless to say, the babies looked delightful!

Baby girl Janelle is all smiles for her first Christmas at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Hillcrest. Image Source: bswhealth.com
“I love to do anything that can bring a smile and a little fun to our families during what can be such a scary and uncertain time of their lives,” Shelly Hill, Baylor Scott & White McLane Children NICU Supervisor, said in a news release.
“With such a challenging year, this was definitely a welcome distraction for me, our NICU team and our families.”
Isn’t this just a wonderful initiative by the hospital? What do you think? Let us know your views in the comments section below.
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