How does the CuddleCot™ help?
The CuddleCot™ system cools the baby in situ allowing the baby to remain with the family thereby providing the family time they want. The CuddleCot™ cooling pad is placed in any moses basket, crib, pram or bed; it is connected by a specially insulated hose and is quietly cooled using the CuddleCot™ cooling unit. The CuddleCot™ system comes in its own carry case and Flexmort’s moses baskets are also available as an option.
The benefits of using the Flexmort CuddleCot™ system in helping a family deal with bereavement are widely accepted across the globe and the system is in worldwide use across maternity departments and children’s hospices e.g United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the US. Please see testimonials at the bottom of this page. The CuddleCot™ meets the rigorous hospital equipment applicable standards for use within hospital environments across the world and our UK premises are inspected regularly by the relevant organisations who issue certification/approvals.
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Many hospitals and hospices purchase the system direct, some are donated by still birth charities or local fundraisers e.g.
- England - SANDS have provided numerous CuddleCots™ across England as well as other charities such as 4Louis
- N. Ireland – Some CuddleCots™ donated by charities such as SANDS and through other local fund raisers (see Newry Times)
- S. Ireland – Feileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) are a proactive Irish charity and have provided CuddleCots™ to most hospitals in Southern Ireland (see pictures below)
- Scotland – SIMBA have provided many CuddleCots™ to hospitals in Scotland
- Canada – In early 2014 Tiny Hands of Hope provided a CuddleCot to QE2 hospital in Canada (view details) and the CuddleCot is also installed at the Lois Hole Hospital for Women (view details). The CuddleCot and CoverCool Mini will soon be in use at Canuck’s Place Children’s Hospice (view details)
- Australia – Emirukus Land Foundation, an Australian charity, have provided numerous CuddleCots to Australian hospitals
- US – The CuddleCot is also used within the US
The CuddleCot is highlighted by US academics as allowing families to provide after-death care to their babies. For example, Deborah L. Davis PhD details CuddleCots within her March 2014 Psychology Today blog where she addresses the value of parents providing after-death care to their babies, both in hospital and at home, as an alternative to sending the baby to the morgue and/or funeral home. See Psychology Today. For families who have suffered a bereavement in the US, the US Facebook groups SOBBS (Stories of Babies Born Still) is a wonderful group and been invaluable with increasing awareness around CuddleCots™.