Iron Baby: Father Makes Iron Man Costume for Hospitalized Son
Eric Hart's son was born prematurely in July and has spent his entire life in the hospital. For the baby's first Halloween, Hart made his son an Iron Baby costume, because he wanted to "help him feel brave."
The baby only wore the mask for a few seconds, so his parents could take pictures to send to friends and family, but then Hart posted the above "making-of" video to reach out to other parents with sick children.
"I came up with Iron Man because he's been hooked up to all those machines and wires, and that's similar to what Iron Man went through," said Hart. "There are a lot of times when the baby is sedated, and you can't interact, so this is something we could actually do and say, 'We may not be normal right now but this is our new normal.' Even though we're in the hospital, we're trying to do everything that a regular family would do and celebrate all the holidays."
[Credit: Eric Hart]