Planning a Child Funeral

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A child funeral can be many things, from a simple, private memorial service, to a public service where extended family and friends can share in the grief. Whether it’s a traditional or a private ceremony, the child’s wishes should be honored. In addition, the funeral can be an opportunity to share memories and hopes of the child. The rituals of a child funeral are a great way to bring the family together and honor the life of the child.

Children can be involved in planning their child’s funeral and memorial service, which can help them process their grief and connect with their deceased loved one. The degree of involvement should be dependent upon the child’s age and comfort level. Some ideas include allowing children to dress in the deceased child’s favorite color, sports team, superhero, or cartoon character, or writing special messages. In addition, the casket can be lined with a child’s favorite blanket or bedding.

While planning a child funeral can be overwhelming, it is an important part of the healing process. It’s also an opportunity to share the stories of the child’s life and learn new things. The most important thing is to listen to the parents and remember that this time is difficult. Reaching out to family and friends on important dates will also help.

Many parents do not discuss their child’s death with them. In many cases, they may have decided not to have a final viewing of their child. In such situations, it’s important to express love in a meaningful way. In addition to reading inspirational poems, inspirational readings and poetry will be appropriate for a child funeral. Christian readings can provide comfort and light for the family in a difficult time.

It’s important to explain the funeral process to your child. Make sure you explain to your child the type of casket and the rituals that will take place at the event. Also, ensure that your child understands that his or her sibling’s body will be in a casket with an open lid and that they won’t be able to see their sibling’s face.

If your child has passed away from a birth defect, you may want to skip a traditional burial. You can have the ashes scattered at a special location. If you haven’t decided on burial, you may still choose a private burial. If you’re not sure yet, ask the funeral director to explain this option to you.

The Welsh government has recently agreed to waive the burial fee for children aged under 18. The Welsh Local Government Association and One Voice Wales have both advocated the change, which will give families financial support. Those families who have lost a child under 18 will be entitled to a PS500 contribution towards the costs of the funeral.