Babies and Children
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At Natural Grace, we are deeply sorry for your loss and we are here to support you in the planning of a funeral. We can be involved as much or as little as you choose or need.
A baby funeral service is something that no parent can ever imagine having to do and you may not even know where to begin. Our kind, caring and compassionate staff can guide you through the process, explaining the choices you have and how you can prepare your baby for a natural goodbye. Read More
Infant, Child & Stillborn Baby Funeral Services
Nothing is harder than losing a baby or child and it can be an incredibly difficult time for all who are involved.
Arranging an infant funeral can be the first step on your journey to healing and creating a beautiful and fitting funeral service for a child can be the best way to say goodbye.
Helping you with the unimaginable
If you are looking for a funeral service for a stillborn baby or a baby lost in pregnancy, Natural Grace can help you to take care of your baby at home. Should you choose this, it can allow you to spend some quality time with your child in the peace of your own home. You can also be supported to take care of your baby’s body using natural methods and dressing them in your chosen outfit or blanket.
Where you hold the funeral service is a deeply personal choice. It does not have to be in a church or official building, but can be anywhere of your choosing, such as the beach or a peaceful woodland. No matter where you would like it to be, we can help you to create the perfect service that is fitting to your beautiful baby or child.
We can also support you to plan an eco-friendly funeral. Where you choose to place the body of your child is up to you. They can be placed in a natural coffin, a shroud or you can even choose to make the coffin yourself. We can guide you through all the options available to you.
Natural Grace: here for you during the most difficult times
Natural Grace would be honoured to help you create a beautiful service to mark your child’s life and allow you to say goodbye.
We genuinely care for you and your baby and we are here to support you. Throughout our time with you, the same member of staff will work with you and we work hard to build a trusting relationship with you as we know how important this is.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Personalised Infant Funeral Services
- RESOURCE 1 – Our Holding you. Holding your child online booklet may help answer some of your questions at this time.
- RESOURCE 2 – See below our Infant Price Guide.
We offer three care options Mizuko, Blossom and Hummingbird designed for miscarriage, babies born still and babies who die soon after birth.
For babies and children over 28 days old, we are proud to work with The Willow Tree Foundation who care for families when a child dies.
Our Mizuko offering is designed for miscarriage, babies born still and for babies who die soon after birth and suits those families who prefer a simple approach to caring for their babies’ body.
This includes: a wicker basket coffin and a hand-made blanket, and a respectful cremation; all required administrative arrangements and paperwork; after care appointment for the collection of ashes.
Please see our price guide for more details.
Our Blossom offering is designed for miscarriage, babies born still and for babies who die soon after birth. This offering suits those families would like to escort their baby to the cemetery for a short farewell prior to burial or cremation.
This includes: a wicker basket coffin and a hand-made blanket; small family-led gathering at the cemetery; all required administrative arrangements and paperwork.
Please see our price guide for more details.
The Hummingbird offering is designed for those families would like to hold a funeral ceremony for their baby. We will guide you in all aspects of funeral planning including engagement of celebrant/religious leader, venue hire, flowers, newspaper notices, audio visual, livestreaming, memorial stationery and catering. We take care of all required administrative arrangements and paperwork.
Together we will create a truly special space to honour your baby.
All our care offerings can be tailored to meet your family’s cultural, emotional, and spiritual needs.
- We are committed to ensuring that you have ample time to say “Hello” to your baby, before you find the perfect way to say “Goodbye”.
- And we encourage you to spend as much time with your baby after birth as you need – cuddles, bathing, dressing, memory making…
- Natural Grace can help you to take care of your baby at home or in our care space.
- Our home-based care offering supports you with a ‘cuddle cot’ and 24/7 phone support and home visits as required.
- Alternatively, we can help create ‘vigil’ time for your family to hold and spend time with your baby in one of our Sanctuaries.
- A funeral service for your baby is a deeply personal choice. It does not have to be in a church or official building, but can be anywhere of your choosing, such as your home or somewhere peaceful in nature.
- You may also like to consider a secular ‘chapel’ space at your chosen cemetery. No matter where you would like it to be, we can help you to create the perfect funeral for your baby.
- All our infant care packages include an ethically made, sustainable wicker basket coffin. You are welcome to make another choice if you wish. We can guide you through all the options available to you.
We encourage you to take this time as slowly and gently as you can. We are here for your family when you are ready.
For bereavement support and professional counselling.
Red Nose Grief (including SANDS)24/7 phone support on 1300 308 307
For babies born under 20 weeks – you may like to apply free of charge for an ‘Early pregnancy loss commemorative certificate’ from The Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages here
Talk with us about an urn or keepsake for your baby
We both felt respected and at peace during a difficult time, and that our baby was in wonderful care with Natural Grace.
We are now up the coast resting and healing and will be sprinkling his ashes in the ocean. .
Melinda was so very professional and empathic towards us which made the process of saying goodbye to our baby a little easier. She kept us informed at every step of the way and was quick to help us with any questions or concerns we had at any time. We are so grateful to Melinda for treating Hamish with such respect and dignity.
Thank you Melinda for making our first experience with a funeral director a positive one.
From the moment we were introduced to Bonita, Chris and I felt an instant connection and knew she was the right person during such a difficult time. The communication, compassion and care she had for us and Aish was outstanding, and we cannot thank her enough. Chris and I will be forever grateful for the vigil time we had with our beautiful Aish, our final moments with our son we will remember forever.
"A life so brief,
A baby so small,
You had the power to touch as all"
We will cherish our final moments forever. We thank you for your care and support you provided to our Baby Aish. Many thanks,
Thank you for patiently explaining to me the sequence of events and requirements leading up to a cremation. Having never had to go through this process before it helped me enormously. I felt a sense of relief in understanding exactly what was going to happen. You were clear, respectful and concise in your comforting voice. During the immediate grief I absolutely wanted to avoid phone calls and I thank you for suggesting text messages and for taking the time to text me information or questions you required a response for. It really made life easy for me in those raw days and it is an amazingly supportive thing for you to have done”
Melinda was incredibly compassionate and gentle as she guided us through navigating the start of our lives without our child. This included coordinating with other necessary parties, arranging a vigil for us to privately farewell our son, and helping us organize a funeral in the midst of COVID social restrictions and our own intense grief. Melinda kept us well informed throughout the whole process and linked us with a wonderful funeral celebrant, Sally Lewry.
Our son’s funeral was created with such love and care, and truly captured our son’s spirit. Natural Grace work collaboratively with families on how best to celebrate your child’s life but to also acknowledge their passing. We will forever be thankful for Melinda and Natural Grace for their kindness, professionalism and dedication.
I cannot recommend Natural Grace more highly.