When a child dies

When a child dies

The death and the funeral of a baby or child is the most painful and most difficult of deaths to deal with.

There is no way to assuage our grief so soon after the death –  for a child to die before their parents or grandparents turns the expected natural order of things completely upside down.

The only way to do what is necessary is to plan and carry it through with as much care and devotion as can be brought to bear in such a limited time, and in such tragic circumstances.

Perhaps the best that can be said is, “We did it well, and we made new memories.”

We would work with you and your family, and the school if you want, to try to make each aspect of the funeral uniquely and beautifully about the young person who has died. We could also help you to find ways for you and their young friends to be involved in safe and sensible ways.

We encourage whatever forms of involvement that you might want at such a painful time of farewell.

We would always encourage parents of a stillborn, or miscarried child to consider holding a funeral ceremony, and can suggest products and people that would support them in this.

Coffins and urns

There are many different types of coffins for children – one of which might be ‘more them’ or ‘more you’ and so make the funeral that much more personal. You can look at a selection here: Children’s coffins


You may wish to have a poem read out at the funeral. You can see a beautiful selection of children’s poems by visiting this page here.

We are here to help and so you can call us to talk about any aspect of the funeral arrangements on 01453 767769.

What to do when someone dies


We will tell you exactly what to do, and help and guide you through each of the different stages.

Click here for more details.

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