Nurse makes Halloween outfits for preemies

Two NICU babies outfitted as Princess Leia and Yoda from “The Exorcist.”

Katie Windsor

Premature babies inside a New York hospital are becoming dolled up for Halloween, because of a nurse who put her crochet talents to get affordable use.

Nurse Katie Windsor, who works within the Catawba Valley Clinic neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), made the decision to mix her passion for crocheting together with her passion for nursing. Windsor and her mother produced small Halloween outfits, from Superman to Yoda, and introduced them set for the preemies within the unit.

Two babies got “The Exorcist”-inspired Princess Leia and Yoda costumes, one was changed into a mermaid, while another looked adorable outfitted like a chicken.

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A NICU baby wears a chicken Costume

Katie Windsor

Windsor stated she desired to bring a feeling of normalcy towards the NICU, where parents are frequently stressed. 

“Should you have had your child in your own home for the first Halloween or perhaps your first Christmas, you would be doing normal stuff together,Inch Windsor told CBS Charlotte now affiliate WBTV. “You would be doing Halloween stuff together and you would be dressing them up.”

A barely three-pound premie named Phoenix donned Windsor’s favorite crocheted costume — Princess Belle from “Beauty and also the Animal.”

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Baby Phoenix wears a Princess Belle costume

Katie Windsor

Phoenix’s mother, Paige McCorkle, loved seeing her newborn within the costume. “It can make me seem like this really is much more of a household atmosphere than simply her finding yourself in a healthcare facility,Inch McCorkle stated.

This is actually the second year Windsor introduced her homemade costumes towards the hospital. She’s labored for Catawba Valley Clinic in Hickory, New York, for 12 years. 

“I really like my job. I’m fortunate to possess this task,Inch Windsor stated. “It is indeed my dream job. I enjoy crochet, and also the parents enjoy it.”

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An infant inside a mermaid costume.

Katie Windsor

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