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clothing baby funeral what does a baby wear in the coffin ? choosing your own outfit for your baby's funeral is important as it gives you some control in what's going on around you. It makes you feel you are able to make decisions when a lot has just been taken from you. Dressing your baby stops you worrying about them feeling left bare. or left feeling cold in the funeral casket.
Depending on the weight of your baby at birth will determine what they wear. For babies less than 500 grams a gown and hat set From Heaven and Hope will meet your baby's clothing needs. They will be easy to put on due to the delicate body structure born at this size. Babies above 20 weeks can wear a baby grow hat and mittens set from Heaven and Hope in an abundance of choices of whites and cute print fabrics. Oh so cute and colourful clothing too.
Heaven and Hope specialize in premature baby wear. Next they offer micro sizes of funeral clothing just for a baby bereavement service. For babies born sleeping from 16 weeks gestational age of pregnancy.
Who dresses a baby that has sadly passed away at birth ?
Mum dad or a nurse can dress your baby immediately following a stillbirth. If your baby is to have an autopsy you may want to dress them in clothing that is something simple at this stage in case it gets lost or damaged during the process undertaken. if you don't feel comfortable dressing your little one the undertaker can also do this for you.
You'll need an outfit before the funeral date so your child is settled. plus ready dressed for family viewing and any photographs that will be taken. Black and White ones are good and less harsh to look at if baby has started to come to the natural process following death.
yes an infant can have a funeral whether it be by cremation or burial at any age of gestation of pregnancy.
This comes in four aspects. for babies where they passed away during the first trimester, For babies that died in the second trimester. For a stillbirth that reached full term . For a neonatal to 1 year old death (that died during the first 28 days up to 1 year.
The less time the baby grew in the womb the less memories will be made at the time of their death. So you could offer a funeral that talks about the celebration of life and beauty for babies up to the second trimester. Include poems and more hands on experiences such as a butterfly release flower release at a river tea light candles placed at the grave side and things like that.
A funeral for For older babies incorporate all the memories you have done together as a family such as visiting the beach and talking about the love that baby knew . Talking to your baby whilst pregnant means they know you your partner your family members so include any memories in the funeral service. photographs on a screen projector child related songs played as guests arrive, any personal poems you have wrote yourself about your child.
Once your child is settled in the coffin you may want to add some items for their final journey. This could include a fresh rose flower. A photograph of the family. a piece of jewellery that belongs to mum. a siblings drawing or a letter to say goodbye. a favourite child's story book. a toy rattle. a baby bottle of milk so they never need to be hungry. Although This is just a symbolic gesture, your mind plays tricks on you following the death of a baby and this is something you should never have to worry about once they have gone from this world.