This article is about the options available for preparing a funeral for a baby. Sydney Coffins is a memorial product and funeral provider in Australia, specialising in unique and personalised Coffins, Caskets and Funerals. In NSW if your baby was born at 20 weeks gestation or over you are legally obligated to hold a funeral.
Sydney Coffins is so sorry for your loss and we pray that you will be able to find joy again in the little things even if it might seem so impossible.
Having to go through a loss and a tragedy of a stillbirth is very hard to deal with and even harder when it comes to preparing and planning a funeral. Spending a bit of time in personalising a funeral may seem like the last thing you want to do right now. This is entirely understandable. Just getting through the day is so hard. Depending on how you want to approach this in the way you are feeling is key to planning a funeral for a child which could actually benefit you. Yes, as hard as it is to believe. There are benefits of a funeral. We have listed some of them below.
1. Speaking at a Funeral
It’s so important to have that time to grieve with others as well as on your own. During a funeral it is completely okay to talk about how you feel. It is important to give those feelings and emotions attention that they deserve rather than bottle it up. Talking about how you feel can help you cope day to day and speaking about the grief and the loss during a funeral in an environment of family and friends can be very helpful. Not only to begin the process of coping with the difficult emotion but to also acknowledge and remember the happy times during the time when a child was alive. Those happy memories might help with the grieving process.
2. Honour and Remember
Even though a young baby has not spoken or walked does not reduce the amount you grew to love that child. They existed here on earth and they will always be remembered. In a way to remember their baby, some parents chose to make or create a personalised item to place with the baby or for themselves to keep in remembrance of the baby. For example, a blanket, a toy, a can often be seen as a symbol of the baby. It can be almost anything that you had in connection to that child and this symbol can assist in the grieving process.
3. Support from family and friends
Funerals often bring parents, family, and friends together, this union is very important when there is a tragedy in someone’s life. This bond can be strengthened at a funeral during a time when it is very much needed. Being able to talk about it with those who care and having support is very important.