On Friday, Paris Regional Medical Center received a CuddleCot which was donated to the Women’s and Children’s wing by Chrystal Wolfe, who lost her daughter Lisa four decades ago.
“Having this CuddleCot will allow parents and even some family members extra time to spend with their angel baby,” said PRMC Director of Women’s and Children’s Carolyn Lockridge.
Wolfe, whose daughter Lisa was only with her for 9-weeks, said she knows first hand how emotional that time can be.
“I don’t even remember how long I was able to hold her when she passed in my arms. And the CuddleCot can make what is at most two-hours with your baby last days for grieving moms and dads,” Wolfe explained.
Flexmorts CuddleCot has been internationally recognized for significantly helping parents who suffer the loss of a baby. Dealing with the death of a baby is clearly an incredibly difficult event for parents and the company believed they should be given the option of spending Time with their baby.
“Time allows the family to form an important bond with their baby; whether changing a nappy, dressing the baby, taking photographs or simply just staying close and this helps families in dealing with their loss,” Flexmorts states.
“I had seen an episode of New Amsterdam that focused on the CuddleCot and the ‘time’ that it allows saying goodbye. I then came across a documentary on New Year’s Eve just gone, and was struck with the notion that this is what I can do to help others who have also lost their baby,” Wolfe explained.
The CuddleCot cooling pad is placed in any Moses basket, crib, bed, or another receptacle. It is connected by a specially insulated hose and is quietly cooled using the CuddleCot cooling unit. The CuddleCot system comes in its own carry case with two sizes of cooling pad for premature and full-term babies. The CuddleCot cools to an ideal temperature for preserving baby without being too cold for the parents.
Now thanks to Wolfe’s donation, every parent who may experience the loss of their baby can now have some extra time to say goodbye and bond with them before they lay them to eternal rest.