Heartbeat Bears

We are delighted to provide heartbeat bears with our partners Kalma Baby and Window To The Womb to the North Durham, Darlington Memorial and Sunderland Royal for all babies who require neonatal care.

These bears are also provided to the neonatal unit at The James Cook University Hospital for families whose babies who require end of life.

The bears feature a recording device inside with a special recording of baby’s heartbeat, which when cuddled or squeezed, plays from inside the bear.

Our hope is that these bears bring comfort to many of the families we care for each year.

Heartbeat bear in action.

Facts & Figures

79% of parents said a neonatal stay affected their mental health

Leo’s saw a 337% increase in need due to COVID-19

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

Leo's Neonatal

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