Family and Friends—Baby Loss
If you have found this page it likely means that someone close to you has experienced the loss of their baby. You want to help, but you’re afraid of doing something wrong or overstepping your bounds. We hope that the resources on this page will help guide you through supporting this person.
What the Bereaved parent is Feeling: for friends and family
What to Say
For Those Who Lost a Baby – A letter written by a babyloss mom about words she would have liked to hear those first few days after the loss of her daughter.
Samples for expressing words of sympathy Use these condolence messages to help you write your condolences in cards or letters of sympathy.)
How to Help
Take Them a Meal: Create a customized online sign up sheet to include phone numbers, driving directions, food allergies and more that makes it easy for friends and family to take meals to those in need.
Angel Babies How to Help click the Family & Friends tab
Gifts for Bereaved parents
Tender Tears – comfort boxes with specially selected items that show compassion, support and love for those who are grieving. A percentage of each sale for the BabyLoss Comfort Boxes goes to Mikayla’s Grace.
A Loss Remembered – bereavement cards acknowledging the anniversary of a child’s death
Lost for Words Card Line – unique card line founded by artists and photographers Carly Marie Dudley and Franchesca Cox that specializes in cards for pregnancy loss, infant loss and infertility.
Support Resources for Grandparents
NOTE: There is a local group of Bereaved Grandparents that meets in Madison, Wisconsin to support each other. If you are interested in getting together with them please contact Maureen Berghoefer firstname.lastname@example.org or Mary Sweeney at email@example.com.
Support Resources for Siblings
101 Rainbow Ribbons: A book to help children understand basic concepts of dying and death, written by Linda Colletti (a local grief counselor and bereaved mother).
Amazon.com (Book: We Were Gonna Have a Baby, We Had An Angel Instead)
Amazon.com (Book: Something Happened)
Amazon.com (Book: Someone Came Before You)