SALT LAKE CITY — A recent video from Advocate Health Care shows some of the children’s hospitals’ tiniest patients and their cribs dressed up for a Halloween costume contest.
The video shows babies in Advocate Children’s Hospital’s Park Ridge and Oak Lawn neonatal intensive care units wearing a variety of costumes — everything from boxing champions and pumpkins to Wonder Woman and Harry Potter, aka “The Boy Who Lived.”
“It’s a really wonderful opportunity to get them to forget about some of the medical challenges they’ve had over the past few days, weeks or even months and let them feel what it’s like to have a little bit of normalcy and just fun,” Dr. Mike Cappello said in the video, dressed as a Chicago-style hot dog.
Pictures of the babies’ costumes were posted on Advocate Children’s Hospital’s Facebook page for a Halloween costume contest. The family whose photo has most likes by Oct. 31 at noon will receive a $150 Babies“R”Us gift card, and five runners-up will receive $25-$50 gift cards.
The Clean Cut is a regular feature that highlights family friendly videos.