Things to do when your child dies

If you have just suffered the loss of your baby or child, or know someone who has, you will likely be given a wad of leaflets by the nursing team to help you begin to make funeral arrangements. It will feel so unreal that you are doing this but it’s important that you don’t feel hurried and go at the pace you can cope with. Asking a close friend or relative to help you make phone calls will make things easier for you to bear in the early days.

We found the support of our funeral directors was priceless during this awful time, and they helped take care of most of the arrangements. Ideally, choose a company on recommendation so you can feel reassured that you and your darling child are in the best possible care.

This website provides some useful information about what is involved in registering a death and arranging a funeral.