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Nurse crochets Halloween costumes for NICU babies

The outfits are precious!

ATLANTA — Every year, one nurse treats the NICU at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to her crochet of tricks. 

Tara Fankhauser, who’s a mom of three and NICU nurse, takes time to make Halloween costumes for the babies in the department. According to Alanna Gardner with CHOA, Fankhauser utilizes Pinterest and the baby's different personalities to make them the perfect costume. 

Fankhauser begins designing the costumes in the Spring and ends the day of Halloween. She also never repeats a costume, Gardner said. 

The costumes general take anywhere from a few hours to a full day to make. 

"What started out as a hobby has quickly become a hospital tradition that brings joy to our families and staff," Gardner said. 

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