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 with different size cooling pads for premature and full term babies.
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. The CuddleCot has also passed rigorous hospital infection control standards on all aspects of the equipment and the CuddleCot is also designed to reduce the risks of microbial growth within the system.
The CuddleCot has featured on numerous news programmes across the world, as well as in numerous newspapers e.g. The Daily Mail
There have been numerous radio interviews regarding the experience of bereaved families using the CuddleCot, including CBC News (Edmonton, Canada) including the parents of Lera Grace Kiers (Jan 2015). Click Here.
If you have donated, or used a CuddleCot then please share your experiences on our FLEXMORT’S CUDDLECOT FACEBOOK PAGE
The CuddleCot is used extensively around the world including:
- US – Please click here to read about the experience of a family using the CuddleCot at The Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY, kindly written by Corey Kruss. Please also see testimonial at the bottom of this page from Mary D’Angelo, Director Maternal Child Services at The Sisters of Charity Hospital. Riverview hospital, Noblesville, Indiana also uses CuddleCots as well as a growing number of other US hospitals. For US hospitals concerned by the Position Paper of RTS on cooling, please see our response here
- England (UK)- Over 90% of UK hospitals use CuddleCots. SANDS 4Louis
- N. Ireland – CuddleCots™ in use extensively and 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 – A growing number of Australian hospitals are using the CuddleCot, many supplied by the charity Emirukus Land Foundation
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™.