Death cannot take away what you own deep within your heart.
Preparing to say goodbye...
- take the time you need to say goodbye
- involve the child’s siblings and help them say goodbye
- inform family members (e.g. grandparents, aunts, uncles…)
- get in touch with a grief companion/pastor/your religious community
- Emergency baptism, anointing of the sick
- make handprints and footprints to keep as mementos
- keep a lock of hair as a memento
- bath your child and dress them
- take photos