The Caring Cradle is a portable cooling unit designed for hospitals and used immediately following infant demise. The cooling effect delays the otherwise upsetting, natural changes that occur following death. The Caring Cradle gives grieving families the extra time they want to say goodbye in a more dignified, comfortable way. Our device was deveoped with input from hospitals, nurses, and famiies. In comparison to others, there are no consumables or hazardous chemicals and operation and cleaning are simple, and there is no need for any interaction from the nursing staff.