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Bears of Hope Cuddle Cots

Thousands of families experience the loss of their baby in Australia each year. It is an incredibly heartbreaking and traumatic time for parents - a time when support is crucial.

 

A cuddle cot is an invaluable support resource for bereaved parents before they leave the hospital without their baby. It comes with a cooling system that has been designed to fit within a small cot and lies beneath their baby. It enables families to say hello to their baby, keeping them close as they shower them with love and create those special memories they will hold onto forever. Spending as much uninterrupted time as they need without the worry or distress to keep handing their baby back to hospital staff is cherished by families before saying their final goodbye.

 

Cuddle Cots enable family members to also travel to visit and meet the baby and siblings to meet one another.

 

Each day in Australia, six babies are stillborn and a further two babies die each day before their first birthday. These figures do not include the precious babies who are stillborn before 20 weeks gestation. All of these families should have access to a cuddle cot. Can you help?

Donate a Cuddle Cot in honour of a precious baby

A cuddle cot costs $6500 to fund which includes the unit, the Schnuggle basket, stand and linen, embroidery and plaques displaying “lovingly donated in memory of (baby’s name)”, transport and administrative costs.

 

You are most welcome to fundraise for a cuddle cot, make a donation to fund a cuddle cot or purchase one from Bears Of Hope. Fundraisers and donors are invited to present the cuddle cot to your chosen placement.

 

** From 10th July 2019, the cost of a cuddle cot increased from $6000 to $6500 for any new fundraisers and donors.  The moses basket will be replaced with a Schnuggle basket which cost $879. These have been specially molded to accommodate the cooling pad and hose and provide hospitals and funeral homes with an easy to clean basket thereby reducing any infection control concerns

 

To fundraise, click on create a fundraising page button to create your page, personalise the description and image and then share with your family and friends to receive donations and messages of support.

 

To donate or purchase a cuddle cot, please contact us via the Contact tab above.

 

Allied Health Services in Need

If your hospital or funeral home does not have a cuddle cot or requires another unit, please email cuddlecots@bearsofhope.org.au.

 

Gosford Private Hospital

Liverpool Hospital

Sydney Adventist Hospital

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