Giving grieving families the gift of time

What is the CuddleCot?

The CuddleCot is a unique cooling device designed to provide grieving parents with the invaluable gift of time with their deceased baby.

Lightweight and portable, it is utilised by bereavement care teams globally, empowering parents with the autonomy to choose what's best for their family during this challenging time.

Time enables families to create precious memories, facilitates visits from loved ones, and allows parents the necessary time to make arrangements, all while keeping baby close by.

The time provided by the CuddleCot helps in the preservation of the precious memories associated with baby, time that parents may not otherwise have if baby is taken to a mortuary.

Its impact is undeniable and it is in use in thousands of hospitals across the world. You can read parent stories here.

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CuddleCot Unit Equipment

Why is the CuddleCot important?

  • Time can help the family to form an important bond with their baby and can help them in dealing with their loss and new reality.
  • Importantly, unlike traditional cold cots the CuddleCot can be used by grieving families to hold their baby in their arms, without fear of impacting baby's condition. The CuddleCot cools to an ideal temperature for baby without being too cold for the parents.
  • Some families understandably find leaving baby at the hospital mortuary distressing, the versatility of the CuddleCot means that it can be used in a hospital, funeral home or taken to the family home.

Read why the CuddleCot is so impactful on the lives of bereaved families by visiting our stories page

Do you offer product training?

We recommend at least 1-2 people in each team with a CuddleCot completes our Cascade Product Training, so that they may offer training to their team members.

See more on our Training page or email:

Do you offer baby loss bereavement care training?

Yes, we provide clinical led baby loss bereavement care training via our Face-to-Face Study Days, and FREE online eLearning modules.

Face-to-Face Study days can be structured to suit different workplaces including maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics and hospices.

See more on our Training page or email:


To learn more about the incredible organisations around the world helping to ensure every bereaved family is given the choice to use a CuddleCot or CuddleBlanket visit our charities and fundraising page

Can I order a CuddleCot?

To order a CuddleCot System or for more information, talk to our team at: or call: 08455 333561

How the CuddleCot works

Moses Basket Baby CuddleCot

The CuddleCot system includes a standard and premature cooling pad, and can be placed in any basket, crib or bed. The pad is connected by a specially insulated hose and is quietly cooled using the CuddleCot cooling unit.

The CuddleCot's thin, soft cooling pad is placed on top of the soft mattress which ensures the baby is fully cushioned and comfortable.

The CuddleCot system comes with two sizes of cooling pads for premature and full-term babies.

Biocide is added to the water to avoid bacteria, and the unit is easily cleaned using plastic safe cleaning products. Water is drained from the unit after each use.

The CuddleCot can also be used with the specially adapted Shnuggle Moses Basket. The basket has been specially moulded to accommodate the cooling pad and hose.

At home use

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A growing number of hospitals are allowing families to take their baby home to spend time with them before the funeral. The CuddleCot is portable and simple to use with minimal professional instruction.

The CuddleCot allows parents to cool babies at home in their own cot, crib or Moses basket, and enables families to cradle their baby in their arms unlike traditional cold cots.

The gift of time can help to facilitate the transition from the anticipation of parenthood to the death of a baby. Extended time with their baby also allows parents to invite family and friends to meet their baby, fostering shared memories and surrounding themselves with support during their time of grief.

Time also allows for the creation of cherished memories, and offers opportunities to bathe, dress, and take photos of their baby for example.

The CuddleCot can also be useful in providing time for families to begin to recover from the shock of their baby's death, traumatic childbirth experiences, medication effects, or exhaustion.

Benefits of the CuddleCot

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Quiet and Discreet: The CuddleCot uses whisper-quiet technology that produces a similar sound to a small desk fan.

Portable: The CuddleCot is very compact and lightweight at only 3.8kg (8.3lbs).

Non-medical look and feel: The CuddleCot allows baby to be cared for in any setting including a cot, moses basket or a bed. This allows families to see their baby in a normal environment for a baby that is not too dissimilar to what they would have at home.

Parent-friendly: The CuddleCot can be placed next to a bed at home or in the hospital. Parents are then able to look into the cot knowing that baby is being well cared for next to them.

Flexibility: The CuddleCot is compatible with any other cot/moses basket that a family wishes to use. In addition, the CuddleCot cooling pad can even be paced on a bed with the parents.

Transportable: The CuddleCot can be used in a hospital, at home, or in a funeral home.

Supports families: The CuddleCot enables families to be present with their baby, have more time and create memories whilst they are being cared for by their health care professionals.

Environment: The CuddleCot does not use traditional refrigeration processes or use any refrigerants. Therefore, no environmentally harmful pressurized refrigerant gas is used in the CuddleCot.

Easy to Clean: The CuddleCot can be cleaned with plastic safe sanitiser. The cooling pad can be cleaned with a hospital-approved sanitising cleaner. It is optional if the bedding is to be used with the CuddleCot, but it can be simply laundered after use.

Easy to Store: The CuddleCot is stored in the small bespoke carry case (supplied with every order). Unfortunately, there is a need for more than one CuddleCot to be available at a hospital. Therefore, storage space may be a consideration when storing multiple units.

Easy to Maintain and Service: The CuddleCot has very few moving parts, which lowers the risk of a breakdown. If there are any issues, we have a helpful servicing team, and it can be sent to us for repair.

Fast order fulfilment: With stock held in Europe, the USA, and Australia we can ensure fast delivery across the World.

Servicing the CuddleCot

The CuddleCot™ is provided with a 12-month warranty. After that, we offer a range of enhanced service and support options for the CuddleCot.

For added peace of mind, we also offer an extended warranty. This can be taken at the point of sale or during the first year of ownership and will run seamlessly after the first 12-month warranty.

We're committed to helping you get the most from these important resources and help ensure your CuddleCot is always ready for use when you need it.

As the innovators of the CuddleCot, we have many years and much experience in its upkeep and have all the expertise, tools and experience to keep this asset in the best working condition.

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Shop CuddleCot Spares

You can purchase CuddleCot Spares in our UK shop.

For sales outside of the UK, please email

Listen to the Mothers of Held Angels Podcast

MOHA and CuddleCot discuss the importance of time a CuddleCot device can provide for families after the loss of their baby. MOHA shares their personal testimonies to the product while learning how the idea was developed and the emotional feedback they receive from other families who have used the device. Tune in to hear how MOHA and CuddleCot can help change the stigma and awareness surrounding stillbirth and neonatal death.

CuddleCot Testimonials

J. Walsh


Using the CuddleCot allowed us to spend extra time with our son that we wouldn’t have otherwise had. We’d see the alternative cold cots but it felt so clinical and the opposite of the Moses basket we expected. The CuddleCot allowed us to use a hospital cot and Moses basket, it really helped us to feel like he was still a baby.

S. Jones

South Carolina, USA

I can't even explain how helpful the CuddleCot was to us. We have memories with our daughter that we never would have had. We got to hold her, kiss her, change her, take pictures with her, spend the night with her, just love her as our child. Time is a precious thing and we were so thankful that our hospital had a CuddleCot.

M. Murray


It was only after we said goodbye that I fully appreciated how vital the CuddleCot was for us. If we didn’t have it then we would not have been able to create such precious memories. I am eternally grateful for the CuddleCot and I believe that it is vital for all bereaved families to have access to one.


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