Why the CuddleCot and CuddleBlanket are so important in giving the gift of time to grieving families around the world

Providing grieving families time through the use of the CuddleCot is internationally encouraged by midwives, bereavement practitioners and academics. Time allows the family to form an important bond with their baby and helps them in dealing with their loss.

We believe every grieving family should have access to a CuddleCot or CuddleBlanket should they wish to use one.

By sharing stories from families and healthcare professionals who have experience of using the CuddleCot and CuddleBlanket, we hope to change the narrative around baby and child loss, and improve the quality of bereavement care for families.

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Maxwell George Fleming Foundation

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"The foundation is inspired by my Son, Maxwell. He was born on February 23rd, 2017 and lived for 6 minutes. His death was unexpected and devastating for my Husband and I, as it was for Maxwell's Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Extended Family and Friends.


I delivered Max at a hospital that had a CuddleCot, which is a cooling system that preserves deceased infants so that families are able to have time with their baby before saying goodbye.


Having access to the CuddleCot allowed my family and I to spend as much time as we wanted with Maxwell. We did not get the lifetime of memories we expected, but we will be forever grateful for those extra days we had with him.


In honor of Maxwell, the foundation strives to provide as many hospitals as possible with CuddleCots so that all families experiencing this devastating loss have the opportunity to spend more time with their child should they choose to do so." - Jessica Fleming www.mgffoundation.org

Do you need to speak to someone now?


Samaritans 116 123 (UK)For anyone, at anytime, for any reason
Childline0800 1111Support for 18yrs & under and their relatives
Silverline0800 470 8090Support for the over 50's


Useful links: National Specialist Support Services

The Good Grief Trust - Find local support to you

Cruse - Largest national charity for the bereaved

London Friend - Support and counselling for the LGB&T community

Winston's Wish - Specialist support for bereaved children and their families

Grief Encounter - Support for bereaved children and their families

Sue Ryder Online Community and Online Bereavement Counselling

Sudden - Support for people bereaved by sudden death

Muslim Bereavement Support Service - Support for Muslim women after the death of a loved one

Jewish Bereavement Support Services - Support for the Jewish community after a death

Sudden Arrhythmic Death - Advice and support after Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome

Drug and Alcohol Addiction - Support for those who have lost someone through substance misuse.

Road Peace The sudden, unexpected and traumatic experience of a road death or serious injury can be emotionally overwhelming. RoadPeace is here to help you.

Breaking Bad News - Advice on breaking bad news to someone with an intellectual disability

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse - Help guiding families through Inquiries including Domestic Homicide Reviews and Mental Health Reviews, Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) inquiries and other reviews.

Support after Suicide Partnership - Advice and guidance to all those affected by suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide - Helping overcome isolation of those bereaved by suicide (over 18)

War Widows - Advice and help to all those who have been widowed in conflict since WW2


How we can support you

Grief Support

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Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about CuddleCot and CuddleBlanket.

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