Torrance parents bring home newborns from hospital in handmade holiday stockings

For parents at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center this holiday season is extra special.

These parents are taking home the gift of life.

Keeping with long-standing tradition, newborns are being sent home wrapped in a festive stocking.

The tradition is for all babies born at the hospital in December.

Volunteers handmade all the stockings.

It's a practice spanning more than 30 years.

Torrance Memorial opened its renovated Pat and Ellen Theodora Pediatric/Young Adult Pavilion in October.

The new facility includes a new mother baby unit.

The hospital says the rooms are 25 percent larger.

Not that these little bundles of joy need that much room.
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