as your angel baby been born sleeping or very sadly passed away at birth ?looking for something so precious to dress your baby in to cherish forever.many years ago when a baby died it had nothing to wear if it passed away early on as in a miscarriage or a stillbirth. mums had to witness their baby being whisked away at birth not even seen and cremated as soon after delivery and was told " to Get on with life."
what is an angel baby ? Its a little baby that has sadly passed away. Either in the womb early on in pregnancy or as a stillbirth. Babies born stillborn are referred to as angel babies.
why do angel babies need a gown? Angel babies born pre-premature that sadly died will need an outfit to wear for the funeral. In the past babies and adults were dressed in a shroud gown for a funeral service. This is due to the practicality of these burial shrouds for dressing babies and people. following the natural process of death of the body. These were found to be the easiest clothing item to put on in these circumstances.
At Heaven and Hope the smallest angel gowns on offer are made are from 16 weeks gestation. Offering a softer fabric burial gown to dress such a tender bone structure of these tiniy babies.
how sad to not ever have had a glimpse of an angel baby way back in the 1960's in the uk.now many hospitals have a much more sensitive approach to angel babies.
hospitals have a bereavement suite where the immediate family delivery a stillbirth can do so in private comfort,loving tenderness to spend time with baby before going to the funeral directors for a funeral service. nowadays families can also bath and dress baby tenderly in some clothes that have bought themselves. hospitals can donate knitted gowns and hats too but these are free.
established in 2007 Something Precious introduced Baby burial gowns clothing and attire for a tiny babies bereavement. giving mums the chance to choose something they have picked out themselves, a pure white collection and soothing pastel shades and in 2016 even more choices added.new styles and cute prints in tiny baby sizes for babies born sleeping under 24 weeks.
if you don't fancy a burial gown and would prefer a baby grow or rompersuit Cheeky chums also supply in abundance many syles for tiny babies forever sleeping in the bereavement section of the website.
charities also offer second hand wedding dresses donated to charities that turn them into bereavement gowns for tiny babies. At Heaven and Hope we sadly do not offer this service for our families. We only offer new gowns cherished with love made from only the softest fabrics gentle to tender skin after a bereavement.