A Cuddle Cot allows the family to spend every moment with their baby, precious moments where every minute counts before saying goodbye forever.
A Cuddle Cot is a cooling system that has been designed to fit within a Shnuggle basket and lies beneath their baby. When a baby dies, there is a short window of time for a family to create memories, say hello and goodbye to their child and the lifetime they had dreamed for them. These cuddle cots are such a gift for these families to access as they extend the brief time to be together and allow the family so many more opportunities to shower their child with their love.
You can help fulfill a placement in need by creating an online fundraising page and raising $6500, or donating or purchasing in full. This amount includes the cooling unit, the new shnuggle basket, stand, mattress, linen, embroidery, plaques & engraving, transport and administration costs. Once we receive the funds, we will work with you to place the cuddle cot at the next hospital, funeral home, or hospice in need.
Due to the number of hospitals we have helped fulfill across Australia over the past five years, the number of hospitals in urgent need has now settled. This means the cuddle cot you have raised funds for may be placed at an interstate hospital, funeral home or hospice.
Requests from placements ebbs and flows so there is a chance the cuddle cot may also sit in waiting to be placed until the next request is received in the future. This could be weeks or even months. You may wish to hold a different fundraiser to help donate bears of hope to families or to assist our Beyond The Bear support services, in honour of your baby.