Hospitals to Start Holding Graduation Ceremonies for Newborns

Newborn Graduation

Lakeshore Hospital in California is one of many hospitals nationwide set to offer graduation ceremonies for newborn babies. For a little under $100, an infant will receive a cotton graduation cap, royal blue or crimson satin newborn gown, a matriculation certificate, and a commemorative photo.

Nurse Jasmine Iona shared her take: “Parents love it. It makes them feel like their child accomplished something.”

Honor Cords complete with BPA-free tassels can be earned for being born in under eight hours or having an APGAR score in the 10th percentile.

The Lakeshore Hospital class of 2015 includes more than 150 infants.