In the days after a loss
Sadly when your child dies, you only have a very short space of time in which to create memories to last a lifetime. Whether your child has been with you for years, weeks or sadly you will not meet them when they are alive the hours after their passing are precious. For many parents the shock that they feel in this time means that they are not able to think about things that will help them in their healing.
The links on this page are all organisations that have helped us with the early stages of our loss, or that we have heard of and wished we had known about before.
This company design and make coffins to special designs. You can design your own, or add your own words to one of their beautiful designs. They also make matching order of service covers, and you can order matching pictures, and ashes containers. They also sell a beutiful teddy bear which can contain your child’s ashes.
The Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation is there for families to help aid them in their healing, honour their child and bring hope to their future. It is through rememberance that a family can truly begin to heal.
“For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives. The NILMDTS mission statement is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the gift of professional portraiture. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy.”
You can find a photographer in the UK by clicking on the page marked photographers and entering your post code details.