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Introducing Our New Partners - The Fuze Foundation!

Introducing Our New Partners – The Fuze Foundation!

18th May 2022

Scottish Cot Death Trust are thrilled to be a partner charity for The Fuze Foundation in 2022! As well as marrying thousands of happy couples, over the past decade, the not-for-profit humanist organisation has raised thousands of pounds for a variety of Scottish charities, increased awareness about funeral poverty and provided ceremonies for those in […]

Sling Safety

Sling Safety

7th April 2022

Slings and baby-carriers are useful when you’re on the go, however they are not always used safely. If baby is not supported correctly, their airway could become kinked if their head drops forward and their chin tucks down onto their chest putting them at risk of accidental suffocation. Always ensure that their nose and mouth […]

What Products Are Safe For Sleep?

What Products Are Safe For Sleep?

16th March 2022

When babies get tired they may settle in bouncy chairs, swings or their buggy but they should always be moved to a firm, flat sleep space. When babies falls asleep in a seated position… Their heavy head is not supported and can roll forward Their chin tucks into their chest and their narrow airways become […]

baby lying on their back

Keep It CLEAR

14th March 2022

Why do babies lie on their back to sleep? Since the 1990s, evidence has shown that babies sleeping on their front is linked to a higher risk of SUDI (Sudden unexpected death in infancy). For decades now, new parents and caregivers have been encouraged to lie their baby on their back for every sleep – […]

No Smoking Day - Quit Your way

Quit Your Way on No Smoking Day

9th March 2022

New and expectant parents can reduce the risk of SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy) by taking action to quit smoking today. As well as the benefits to your own health, choosing not to smoke is beneficial for your baby right from the start which is why this topic features heavily in the Safe Sleep […]

We're Hiring. Come and work for us!

We’re Hiring. Come and work for us!

8th February 2022

Our education role is expanding and we are recruiting on a fixed term contract in the first instance to help cover a busy period. There is the possibility that this post will become permanent. Do you want to help save babies lives? Are you passionate to work in a role which makes a difference? Do […]

Our beautiful remembrance tree

Our beautiful remembrance tree

17th November 2021

To commemorate all the babies and children who have died suddenly and unexpectedly since the charity was founded in 1985, this memorial canvas has been created. We added a blue or pink leaf in memory of each little life. This canvas was finished in time to share on Baby Loss Awareness Day on 15th October […]

Charity Film of the Year Winners 2021!

Charity Film of the Year Winners 2021!

17th November 2021

We are delighted to share the news that we are winners of the 2021 Charity Film Awards. What started last year as an idea, became the focus of a week-long campaign to raise awareness and then grew into this amazing award winning video. If you haven’t yet seen the film, you can view it here. […]

We're Hiring - Fundraising and Communications Officer

We’re Hiring – Fundraising and Communications Officer

12th November 2021

Interim Hybrid working (currently majority home working with review in early 2022) Glasgow office base £27,500 per year + benefits 2-year contract, Full-time (Internal Ref: FRM2021) Closing date Wednesday 8th December 2021, 5pm   Are you an enthusiastic individual with fundraising and communications experience? Do you have a positive, can-do attitude? Are you creative and […]

Sad loss for Scottish Cot Death Trust

Sad loss for Scottish Cot Death Trust

8th November 2021

It is with much sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and Trustee, Agnes Malone, died on 25th October after a short illness. We will all miss her  greatly. This is a big loss to our charity as Agnes played an active role as a Trustee and Executive Committee member. Agnes brought […]