A third cuddle cot has been donated to the Western Isles - specifically to the Uist
community midwifery service - to enable bereaved parents to take their time when
saying goodbye to their baby.
The refrigerated cot which has a cooled mattress allows bereaved parents of new born
babies to spend more time with their child.
It helps them grieve and to say their last goodbyes as parents can pick up their
baby, to cuddle and kiss them.
The special cot was donated by parents Sarah and Jonathan, in memory of their baby
boy Harris Michael Smith.
Sarah said, “After suffering a late miscarriage and giving birth to Harris in June
last year, Jonathan and I were given the option of spending precious time with our
son. This is where we learned of the benefits of a Cuddle Cot and a unique charity
called SiMBA (Simpson's Memory Box Appeal).
The couple, from Edinburgh, made their donation to the Uists team due to Sarah’s
island connections. Her father comes from Stornoway and she has family on the islands.