UPMC Hamot is giving newborns a special gift this holiday season.  

The hospital is handing out Pittsburgh Penguins gear until the end of April to newborn babies.  This tradition of giving is called a “great day for a new baby”.  The gear includes a chalkboard that parents can use to keep track of the babies’ growth. 

Registered Nurse Nikki Kitts tells us, “I think it’s really cool. The patients really like it; just something we can do extra for them”.

Parents also receive a towel, wash rag, onesie, and a sack to promote safe sleep.