Following a stillbirth or loss of a child it is often important for the parents to ensure their baby will always be remembered. The way a parent chooses to remember their stillborn baby is a very personal decision. Here we offer a few suggestions of how you could remember your baby.

Many parents like to create a lasting memorial for their baby in the form of a headstone or plaque at the cemetery or crematorium grounds. There are usually procedures in place at individual cemeteries and grounds so it is best to speak to the grounds themselves. Some may offer the option of benches or statues as well as the headstones and plaques. If you are struggling with the cost of a headstone Rocky Lees little feet offer financial support for the cost of headstones for stillborn babies.

Memorial services:

Some parents do not feel ready immediately after the loss of their baby to attend the funeral or cremation. Some may choose to hold their own memorial at a later stage. If you would like to attend an organised memorial service Saying Goodbye arrange national remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. Some hospitals hold an annual service for parents of babies that have died at the hospital, so check with your hospital if this is something you would like to attend.

The Saying Goodbye Services are the first national set of remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, whether last week or 80-years ago.

Memorial Gifts

Buying a special gift for your stillborn baby is a wonderful way to remember them. There are lots of things you can get to help remember your baby.

Star- You can name a star after your baby. You will be sent a certificate and the exact co-ordinates of your star so you can see the star whenever you like.

Picture/Artwork- Having a piece of artwork done that incorporates your memories of your pregnancy is a great way to have your baby be a part of your home.

Memory book/Box - Get together all the bits and pieces from your pregnancy, the hospital ID bracelet, the scan pictures, hospital appointment cards etc and place them all in a book or box as a lasting memorial to your baby.

Flower Press- Have some flowers from the grave or funeral pressed into a frame

Alexandras Angels gifts sell a wide range of memorial boxes, grave ornaments and other gifts for babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or illness. 

Memorial Jewellery

If you would like to buy some memorial jewellery, the following websites offer some good ranges: Someone remembered produce a beautiful range of sympathy and bereavement gifts, Memorial jewellery, Silver Charms, Engraved charms, Angel gifts, Infant loss and pet loss gifts, keepsake boxes, wall hangings and other remembrance gifts

Metal Stamped Memories produce Baby & Child Loss Remembrance Jewelry including Necklaces and Keepsakes.

Angels Meadows creates cremation jewellery


The Carly Marie Project offers some beautiful artwork to remember babies who have been stillborn or passed away. She also writes names in the sand. To view her names in the sands page click here

The Midnight Orange Featuring handmade clay sculptures depicting life's journeys including love, grief, joy, and heartache.