Cuddle Cot Campaign

cuddle cotASAP Coalition member S.O.B.B.S. (Stories of Babies Born Still) endeavors to have a Cuddle Cot in every US hospital to allow families more quality time with their child.

Infant death is a harsh reality we cannot prevent and we cannot always foresee. When parents are forced to say good-bye so shortly after hello, every minute matters.   Would you help us give the gift of time to grieving parents nationwide?

A CuddleCot is an in room cooling unit that is the size of a small humidifier disguised inside of a Moses basket. Research has proven having a unit available to parents while they are in the hospital encourages families to spend time with their baby. This gift of time allows precious hours for bonding, pictures, plaster molds to be taken and other family members to come and meet the baby before the natural changes that occur in death become more apparent. In addition the baby can now stay in the room with the family the entire hospital stay if the family so desires. While we know this might not be for everyone it does allow families a choice.

SOBBS logoChoices become so important very, very important when it seems as if all are taken away and suddenly families go from planning a future to a funeral in the blink of an eye. Every moment spent is a precious gift and as a grieving parent you never know what your heart may need to continue its healing journey weeks, months or even years down the road. Across the board almost all the parents we spoke with wish they would have spent more time with their baby. All the parents who were offered used a CuddleCot are all are very grateful it was available to them. They credit its use as being a solid, healthy way to begin their mourning and grieving journey.

Please click this link to donate to this campaign.

 

18 Responses to Cuddle Cot Campaign

  1. Lori says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this vision. United we shall help heal many hearts ❤

  2. anaeesteve says:

    Thank you for sharing this vision. Together we shall help heal the hearts of many.

    • Rhonda says:

      Thank you for sharing these details. The Cuddle Cot is an important initiative in helping thosr who walk this unexpected path. I wish it would have been available when my daughter was born still.

  3. Donna Vande Zande says:

    Thank you sooo much for sharing this vision. together we can reach more people in need, give more people the gift of time. and healing for all

  4. Cheri says:

    Thank you!!!!! I only wish something like this had been available when I lost my children. One state at a time, this will provide so much healing to grieving parents!!!

  5. Shelby says:

    Thank you for sharing and supporting such a crucial need for so many families worldwide. Together we will make a difference for good in the lives of others.

  6. Jennifer says:

    What a beautiful campaign. I wish we had more time with our son post stillbirth, but he deteriorated rapidly. This would have given us the time I so longed for.

  7. This is a hard project to get people on board with because so many do not understand how valuable the gift of time is. Time is the FIRST thing a parent has a choice about when their baby passes. Thank you for sharing this!!!

  8. Melissa Coffey says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this!! The gift of time is absolutely essential in the healing process for these precious parents. The window for memory making is so small and this simple thing can make ALL the difference. <#

  9. Debbie says:

    Giving the gift of time. I believe that we can help families by providing them with a choice. I am the mom of an angel and a member of S.O.B.B.S. This group is about providing support for those who have suffered a stillbirth. We are united in “Breaking the Silence” – this is a need. Please help support by donating – we will not stop until we are heard and have a Cuddle Cot in every hospital across the country. It is the reality of our lives and in the end all we needed was more time.

  10. Thank you ASAP. Such a compassionate way to support hurting families.

  11. Kathy says:

    A wonderful iniative, thank you for helping to share and spread awareness. The gift of time is the most precious gift that can be given to parents who have lost a child.

  12. Rose Flower says:

    How can I raise money to get one in my local hospital?

  13. Peanut says:

    I work at a children’s hospital with a high risk delivery unit, I have shared this with my peers, thank you!

  14. Mary kars says:

    I had a great nephew who died os SIDS. And just recently I have some friends who lost their 1st grandson. He was stillborn and our small hospital here in Canton, IL needs a Cuddle Cot so we have started a campaign to get one. Thank you so much for your page and all of the information.

  15. Debra says:

    This is such a great product! I’ve lost a child ,and any extra time u can get to spend with them means so much!!! Please please every hospital should have one!!!!!!!

  16. Paige says:

    How can I get cuddle cots donated to the hospitals in my area?

  17. Liz Anderson says:

    I would seriously reconsider support of SOBBS or USCCCI. I, myself, and a team I work with have donated over $2000 for the placement of Cuddle Cots through this organization. We started asked questions this week and asked for an accounting of our donations. We have been blocked from messaging and commenting on both the USCCCI page and the founders page as well as removed and blocked from the SOBBS fb support group.

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