When a child is born, there's a certain time called Transition when nurses like Barb Putnam welcome them into life.
"I take care of babies from pretty much the time they're born until they're about four hours old," Putnam said.
She has worked as a Registered Nurse at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood for 35 years handling a countless number of babies.
"Everybody says all babies look the same," Putnam said. "They absolutely do not look the same."
Though, she doesn't spend that much time with each newborn, Putnam feels compelled to do something special for many of them that she cares for.
"I'm a pretty good multi-tasker," Putnam said.
In her free time away from work, Putnam crochets little hats for the babies.
"It takes me about 45 minutes to make each hat," Putnam said. "A couple of years ago, I was in my basement and saw these little bits of yarn and that I can't do blankets with that."
She decided to deliver the hats to help make their stay feel a little more personal," Putnam said.
"It's definitely a nice, fuzzy warm hat that they get and it's something special," Putnam said. "It's not like every other hat that comes out of the cabinet."
She makes hats of different sizes and colors for different types of babies.
"Something special for me and hopefully something special for the family," Putnam said.
On Tuesday, she delivered hat number 225 to little William and his parents.
"It's adorable. He looks precious in it," Jackie Freed, mother said.
Tyler Stark, William's father, appreciates the extra effort.
"You know, it's something that she does on her free time that she doesn't have to do and that's special," Stark said.
Freed likes how Putnam pays so much attention to detail on her hats.
"I definitely have a creative side like that too and I know how much goes into every little, every piece and I think that's amazing," Freed said.
Putnam likes the idea of making sure families feel like they're not just another baby coming through.
"It's just so exciting every single time," Putnam said.