Do you know why the CuddleCot makes such a difference?

Families aren’t always offered the option to spend precious time with their babies. With the CuddleCot they can either choose to make long lasting memories with their baby in hospital, hospice care, funeral homes, or in the comfort of their own home. 💙

Bella’s Mum kindly donated a CuddleCot to Ballarat Hospitals & Monash Royal Children’s hospital after her experience using a CuddleCot.

💙 Read why Bella’s Mum decided to give the gift of time to families in need 💙

“THE WORST DAY OF MY LIFE & Why the Cuddle Cot means so much to us.

18th May 11:11am our Bella stopped the fight and peacefully closed her eyes as we held her in our arms. We stayed with her all day cuddling her. We walked her out to the funeral directors car and said good bye. As she drove off that was the worst thing I have felt. The moment she drove away just hit me that she was dead! My legs, body everything was in pain. We had a long drive home in silence.

I walked into our room and cried and couldn’t stop. My great friend Gab rang to see if I was ok and no I was not. She suggested I should get Bella to stay with us. I was confused as I didn’t know I could have brought her home with us until she explained what a CuddleCot was. This cot has a cooling machine so the body’s stay in perfect condition while the family can grieve & say good bye before the funeral.

I went from feeling like I was going to die to feeling so excited I could get her back. I rang the funeral director and luckily they had a CuddleCot. She said what a great idea and thought it would be very special for us to have her with us.

I woke up so happy awaiting Bella, we setup an area in her bedroom with candles , the kids toys they wanted to give her and flowers.

Before loosing a baby I could see how this can be very strange to some people.

When she arrived home, I then started to function & help with the funeral arrangements. To have her at home felt so normal, it felt normal to have her in her own room, it felt normal to us, that we could in some way care for her.

The funeral day came and we put her in the coffin with crystals the kids picked, ribbons, medals, motorbike stickers and cars.

We feel so lucky to have had her and so sad she wasn’t well enough to hold on to this life.” – Move 4 Bella

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