We are currently providing maternity hospitals with our “Remembering……..Memory Boxes”.
Included in each memory box:
A Hand knitted blanket
This can be used to wrap your baby in, or to lay over them. You might choose for your baby to be buried or cremated with it or you may choose to keep it.
You might choose to take one home and the other to stay with your baby. Or before burial swap the teddies and give your child the teddy you kept close and then for you, to have the teddy your baby kept close to them.
This small box can be used to store a lock of your baby’s hair (which can be placed within the small bag provided) their identification bracelet or any other small memento.
Some parents may feel unsure about taking photos but many have told us how much comfort they can give. If you are not comfortable with the idea of photographs, then you could consider asking someone else to take photos for you and to keep them safe in case you change your mind in the future. You might consider having photos of you and your partner, other family members or friends holding your baby. You might consider taking photos of your baby dressed and undressed, or wrapped in a shawl. Some parents have taken close -up photos of their hand holding their baby’s hands and feet.
A leaflet from Féileacáin on taking sensitive photographs of your baby is also included within the leaflet pack.
And also a leaflet regarding Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, Ireland
Always Loved Never Forgotten Card
This handmade card can be kept in memory of your baby. It can be used as a place to record your babies details i.e. weight, height , and other details or to write a personal message to them which can be either kept or placed with your baby.
Two Butterfly Poem Cards
The Féileacáin helpline number and website details are on the reverse of these cards – the size fits easily in a wallet or purse.
Support for you leaflet
The support and services offered by Féileacáin are outlined in this leaflet.
Finger /Foot printing kit
An inkless wipe for taking prints of your baby’s hand and footprints is provided along with details of how to use it.
Other things you might like to keep include: a record of your baby’s weight and measurements, a scan picture, cards/ribbons from flowers, a foetal monitor tracing and a cot card.
A little candle to light in remembrance of your baby.