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The Lullaby Trust – Commissioned research: Baby Check App

Deadline for applications: 17th January 2022

The Lullaby Trust aims to reduce the number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths and support bereaved families. Over the last 40 years, the research Lullaby Trust has funded has helped us to identify why, when and where babies and toddlers may be at risk of sudden and unexpected death, making a major contribution to reducing sudden infant death by more than 80%.

The Baby Check App is designed to be used in the difficult assessment of babies with non- specific illnesses. It consists of 19 simple questions about signs and symptoms of illness which parents check for. Each check has a score, and the scores are added up. The higher the total score the sicker the baby is likely to be.

The Lullaby Trust is inviting applications from research institutions to improve the Baby Check app. The funding is available to a) revise and update the Baby Check App, b) validate its use by parents in the community and c) promote updated version of the App with parents during antenatal, childbirth and postnatal care. The work should take place between early 2022 and Sep/Oct 2023. A grant of up to £82,911 is available.

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