See These Adorable Newborns Dressed as Tiny Hatched Chicks Just in Time for Spring

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See These Adorable Newborns Dressed as Tiny Hatched Chicks Just in Time for Spring

Newborns at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital were fitted with handmade baby "chick" costumes for the first day of spring on March 20.

The outfits — which feature a crocheted white blanket and yellow beanie — were made by nurse Caitlin Pechin, who works in the Pittsburgh-area hospital's Mother/Baby unit.

"I've been dressing the babies up in these little chick outfits for spring, it's really nice because everyone's had a really long winter," Pechin says in a video from the hospital. "It's just nice to do something fun for spring."

"It's really important to bring some cheer to our families and to the staff, especially during this hard time we've been having during COVID," she added.

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Of the babies who were given costumes, two were newborn twins. They were featured in a photoshoot with their parents happily holding one of each.

"It means a lot to me to have them involved," the twins' mother said in a video. "I'm really happy, excited."

"My little Chicken Littles," she added.

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The adorable pictures were shared on the hospital's Facebook page on March 18.

"We're springing into the season with these precious newborns in hand-crocheted chick outfits," the hospital said in the post.

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Heather Ambrose, director of Nursing at UPMC, said the costumes provide one more reason for Magee's staff and parents to smile.

"It gives us the opportunity to get excited about the everyday situations that we're experiencing and also to celebrate our babies and have a little bit of fun as a team," she said in a video.

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"The opportunity to dress our babies in cute outfits just reminds us there's new beginnings, new life every single day," she continued. "There are things to celebrate, there is joy in every situation, and we have the opportunity to really highlight it and capture it and celebrate it."