Every one of our babies is special and hopefully you will have been helped to make memories of your baby. A number of charities, including For Louis and Sands provide memory boxes for all those little precious things and photos and this should have been offered to you by the midwives at the time of your loss. If you were not given one, or if some time later you would like one - even if it is many years later – do contact either charity who will be happy to send you a lovely memory box, free of charge. Alternatively, older siblings might like to make their own special memory box for you. Shops like Hobbycraft or The Range often have suitable boxes which can be decorated, a lovely way of them helping everyone to remember their brother or sister.
There are a number of other organisations – some charities and some commercial companies who offer specific memory items and here is a list of just some of them. If you would like to recommend any others to add to the list please let us have their details. We do have to make clear that we are not necessarily recommending anyone on this list – we are simply sharing their details!
'Angel of Mine produce personalised gifts including key rings etc for the angels in our lives. https://www.angelofminejewellery.co.uk/
Carlisa Crafts' specialises in handmade and personalised unique cards, grave cards and gifts for families affected by the loss of a baby, child or loved one. Each of the items is specially designed for each individual's needs, allowing freedom for unusual names and anything personal that would make a chosen item unique. http://www.50352.mrsite.com/
'Cherished Gowns' is based in Dover and provides families of babies that are stillborn, miscarried or pass away shortly after birth with clothing for the baby. All of the items we provide are made by volunteers from donated wedding dresses. At the moment, we understand the charity is not able to accept additional donations of wedding dresses, but please check their site for up to date details http://cherishedgowns.org.uk
'Face to Face Photo Engraving' are able to engrave photos onto a wide range of jewellery and accessories including cufflinks, keyrings, and ashes containers. http://f2fphotoengraving.co.uk
'Remember My Baby' is a UK based registered charity who have professional photographers volunteering their photography services for the benefit of UK parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth. Many hospitals will arrange for a volunteer to take photos of your baby, if you would like that, but the charity can also edit your own photos at a later date. www.remembermybaby.org.uk
Sands Charity. Their shop offers a number of different memory items including and is well worth a visit. https://shop-sands.org.uk/en/products/gifts-and-merchandise
Wendy Kemp Jewellery' Wendy was inspired to support Sands after friends lost their baby boy. http://wendykempjewellery.co.uk