A dear friend of ours and an amazing admin of Today's Mom group, Sanda Melia Bruno is hosting a fundraiser to raise money for a cuddlecot machine for the NICU. The event will be held at FUNtastic Forest on Friday May 27th from 3:00pm - 8:00pm.
Please come out and show your support!
There will be swag bags, a mini market, entertainment, activities, and of course our 3 story play strucure and toddler area!
Please NOTE: ALL funds will be donated to the Hospital for the purchase of the cuddlecot.
Read Sandra's story here:
For more info, please email email@example.com
WHAT IS A CUDDLECOT?
The CuddleCot is internationally recognised 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 recognised 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; however parents do not want the trauma of being separated from their baby whilst they are placed into a morgue refrigerator to cool.
HOW DOES A 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 baby can then stay with the parents for as long as required at the hospital. The CuddleCot™ system comes in its own carry case.