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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.





Third cuddle cot donated to islands

28 July 2017