Whether you choose Cremation or Burial is entirely your choice and is usually the last resting place of your baby or child.
Before saying your goodbyes you may want to wrap your child in a blanket, symbolising being wrapped in your love.
Choosing cremation means there are no stipulations on what you wish to do with your child’s ashes.
You may decide to scatter the ashes, keep them at home with you or have them placed in a specially chosen Urn or receptacle. There are multitudes of ways to memorialize the resting place of your sweet child.
Your baby or child will be placed in a coffin of your choosing and dressed in clothing you may want to provide. You may place photos, toys and other mementos in the coffin with your child.
Depending on the location, the whole cremation process can take up to 4 hours and the process of the cremated remains takes another 1-2 hours.
“For no soul can ever be replaced, and death claims a beauty and a magnificence that will always be missed”
If your preference is to bury your child, you will need to apply to a Cemetery of your choice and speak to the Cemetery administrators to discuss any restrictions, which may include headstones, what is allowed on the gravesite and also the upkeep of the site.
Burials are usually a final resting place and are also influenced by culture, beliefs or religion.
Most Cemeteries have a Children’s section, which may give you comfort, knowing your dear child is amongst other children. Or you may have a family plot and feel reassured that your child is resting with family.
Depending on the State and location of the Cemetery, you may be able to place your child in the grave or assist in the lowering of the coffin into their grave.
There is also the choice of dressing your child in your specially chosen clothing, or you may wish your funeral director to assist you in the dressing.