The Cuddle Cot is internationally recognized across the world as helping parents who suffer the loss of a baby. Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents and an increasing number of US/Canadian hospitals are looking at how they can improve their bereavement services to parents.
A major way that hospital’s and hospices can improve their services is to provide bereaved parents with the option of spending time with their baby. Providing families time is internationally encouraged by midwives, bereavement practitioners, still birth/neonatal charities, academics and is also recognized in International Position statements/guidance. This “time” allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a nappy, dressing the baby or simply just to stay close as this can help families in dealing with their loss. The problem is that in a warm room the baby’s condition can deteriorate quickly which parents often find distressing. Therefore cooling the baby is absolutely essential.
In December 2021, we granted over $4,000 to the hospital to purchase new Cuddle Cots. In March 2022, we granted an additional $3,639.
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