Every year, sadly over 600 babies die suddenly, affecting more than four UK families every week.
The Lullaby Trust is dedicated to saving babies’ lives. It is the UK’s only baby charity dedicated to preventing ‘cot death’ (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), promoting safer sleep, and supporting families who have lost a baby unexpectedly. They help 1,200 babies, children and their families on average every year.
Global’s Make Some Noise is proud to help The Lullaby Trust with funding to buy 50 baby breathing monitors and sensors for families on their CONI (Care of Next Infant) programme.
The programme offers a vital lifeline and much-needed reassurance to bereaved families expecting a new child – both before and immediately birth. It means that vulnerable families can receive regular home visits, emotional support, as well as guidance and tools, to help overcome their anxiety and reduce the risk of repeat SIDS.
When Claire and Andrew lost their baby son Matthew suddenly and unexpectedly at just three days old, their world was turned upside down. Claire says: “it was hard to describe our devastation. I remember wondering how I would ever find the strength to go on without him”.
When the couple took the decision to have another baby the Lullaby Trust enrolled them in the Care of Next Infant (CONI) Programme. “Andrew and I were terrified of history repeating itself but the Lullaby Trust was with us the whole way, through its CONI programme, which works in conjunction with the health visiting service.”
With the helping hand of CONI, both of Claire and Andrew’s subsequent children – Erin and Lucy – were born healthily and without complications, and are now four and two years old.