Superhero preemies: KKH Singapore dresses up premature babies in superhero costumes

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KKH Singapore paid tribute to their superhero preemies in an amazing and adorable way.

Our very own, KK Women’s and Children’ Hospital (KKH) Singapore, celebrated World Prematurity Day by dressing up their adorable preemie patients in superhero costumes.

Most of the hospital’s preemies stay at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or Spacial Care Nursery for weeks, even months, until they are strong enough to go home. The adorable photos, shared on Facebook, are captioned with the baby’s name, how far along they were when they were born, their birth weight, number of days in the hospital, and even their “superhero trait”.

Little Elyza, for example, was born at 26 weeks 1 day gestation. Her superhero trait? Her ability to keep calm in times of chaos.

Wei Yan’s twin brother has been discharged, but he doesn’t get too lonely, because his superpower is being a beacon of strength.

Aliia is a courageous “Wonder Girl” who has braved through many storms.

KKH wasn’t the first to dress up preemies in superhero costumes; St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City also dressed their preemies in costumes for Halloween, and many of them were clothed in superhero garb. As KKH wrote in their caption, this is the perfect way to honor these babies “for their admirable strength in their journeys of survival and growth.”

See more of the superhero preemies and learn about World Prematurity Day by going to the next page.

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