Babies born at BSA this month are sporting red hats to raise awareness of heart disease.
Little Hats, Big Hearts, that is the message being spread from the American Heart Association and BSA’s Labor and Delivery Department through the month of February.
“Every baby in our NICU and in our labor and delivery, every baby born in February will have a red hat on,” said Kim Hess, an RN in the Labor and Delivery Department at BSA.
The red hats are working to raise awareness of congenital heart defects and the importance for adults to stay healthy as well.
“We are just doing awareness for heart health of adults and babies also, it is just important to get that information out into the community,” added Hess.
Along with the red hats, parents of the newborns are getting brochures about keeping their hearts healthy and what to look for when it comes to a heart defect.
“Babies are born with heart defects also so it is just important to know the risk factors and know what to watch for,” said Hess.
Kaitlyn Elder, a new mom says she loves her baby Santana’s new accessory, especially because it is raising awareness.
“I think it is really cute and it is for a good cause.”
She says she takes it seriously because of a family history of heart problems.
“My family, a few family members of mine suffer so it means a lot to me,” said Elder.
BSA expects around 300 babies to wear the red hats throughout the month.