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Fiona and David Borthwick

In Scotland, a baby dies every nine days from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or cot death as it's more commonly known. In this episode of Mum and Me Elaine C Smith talks to Fiona and David, whose son Grant, tragically died from cot death when he was just 26 days old.

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28 minutes

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Wed 23 Oct 2013 13:32

The Scottish Cot Death Trust

offers home support, befriending and support during subsequent pregnancy. They can be contacted by phone on 0141 357 3946 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4pm) or log onto


Sands is an organisation which supports anyone affected by the death of a baby that has died before, during, or shortly after birth. They also promote research to reduce the loss of babies' lives. As well as an online message board via their website,  they offer a telephone support service which you can contact on 0207 436 5881.

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust is a leading baby care charity providing expert advice on safer sleep for babies. They support bereaved families, research and raise awareness on sudden infant death. Their dedicated bereavement line is 0808 802 6868 and information line for parents and professionals 0808 802 6869. Alternatively, visit the website at

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is an organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents offering support and mutual understanding to others after the loss of a child, of any age, from any cause.  They have a national helpline, with calls answered only by bereaved parents, as well as a comprehensive website.

Helpline: 0845 123 2304 (daily from 10am to 4pm and 7pm to 10pm)
Or visit

The Child Death Helpline

The Child Death Helpline is a national charity that offers support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from prebirth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.  The Helpline is staffed by bereaved parent volunteers supported by a professional team.
Helpline: 0800 282 986 and Freephone for mobiles: 0808 800 6019 (every evening 7pm to 10pm; Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm; Tuesday and Wednesday 1pm to 4pm, 7 days a week.) or visit