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NICU babies get tiny, adorable costumes for Halloween

Photo: Emmalee Shchmumburg Photography

Photo: Emmalee Schaumburg Photography

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – From an adorable butterfly to cute crime fighters, the tiniest trick-or-treaters are getting a head start this Halloween.

March of Dimes volunteers made about 40 costumes for babies in the NICU Unit at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City.

Photo: Emmalee Shchmumburg Photography

Photo: Emmalee Schaumburg Photography

Volunteers want to make sure families aren’t missing out on those “baby’s firsts” moments during the holidays, despite having to spend it in the hospital.

Photo: Emmalee Shchmumburg Photography

Photo: Emmalee Schaumburg Photography

And parents were actually able to choose their babies’ costumes to match their personalities — so we’re betting this guy is a fighter!

Photo: Emmalee Shchmumburg Photography

Photo: Sally Morrow Photography

The nurses and volunteers also made crocheted, candy filled pumpkins to go along with these teeny-tiny trick-or-treaters.

Photo: Emmalee Shchmumburg Photography

Photo: Sally Morrow Photography

This Halloween celebration is already going over so well that the NICU staff is already planning Christmas ideas for the babies!