headstones for stillborn baby plots
headstones for babies is not something you could ever imagine ordering. To begin with who will you choose to organise the baby bereavement funeral ? Especially If its an hospital joint communal service. You wont be able to put a private headstone at the grave plot.
For the most part you may decide that baby is being buried in a new plot. One that you have decided to purchase for the rest of the family to use later on. Assign the rights of burial is the application for you need to fill in. it lets you lease the grave for 99 years.
types gravestones headstones for grave plots
Ordering a grave plot is expensive. In general you can get a 2 person or 4 person plot. You can open the grave at anytime to scatter different family members ashes in. The council charge for this service at public cemeteries.
getting permission to put a headstone or gravestone is straightforward but they can restrict certain designs . Imagine having ordered a baby loss headstone, especially a teddy bear shaped one. You pay for it only to be told remove it after its been up a few weeks. It can happen so always check prior to ordering.
Furthermore as most babies and children’s funerals are free headstones are not free. Some charities are available especially for baby gravestones but each headstone is expensive. Due to demand, these charities are stretched to capacity. often I get asked for help and everyone is at maximum capacity to assist. its so hard some families often have to beg and borrow of friends and even get a loan just to pay for one.
ordering online for a headstone
In this case especially ordering a baby designed headstone is not an overnight job. Usually the cemetery needs at least 6 weeks for the ground to settle before they advice ordering a headstone. You cant order one and erect it yourself. Its always better to use a reputable stonemason.
The costs are so high due to the stone its made from and the hard work involved in chipping away the lettering.
designing headstones for a baby grave
Incidentally you don’t have to go with the norm when picking a headstone style, some stone masons can create one for you to your design. create what you can on paper. Ask prior to ordering how many letter it will fit on .Some stone masons charge per letter extra too. Payment is usually upfront due to the cost involved.
headstones inscription ideas for baby gravestones
here are some baby grave wording you may want to use for your baby’s headstone. You could always write your own. or write a poem in memory of baby. a search on google images will bring up pictures of headstones for wording inspiration too .
Missing you baby always loved always remembered.
Our baby boy James Smith Born sleeping 1/1/19 forever at peace.
Baby Megan Wrightington born asleep 4th march 2018.We knew you for a brief moment, before you travelled beyond the stars.
Baby Jenna loved always. miss you darling from Mummy, Nana Carole and Grandad Bob xxx
A star in heaven twinkling above goodnight precious baby always loved.
Gone too soon, too precious for earth sleeptight little one.
missing you always , our baby son mummy and daddy love you to the moon and back. We are sorry you are gone.
Our little baby born too soon playing with the angels in heaven above.
Laying here at peace tip toe slowly past, a child is sleeping goodnight and Godbless.
The best places to go to get headstones made for a baby grave plot. the National Association of Memorial Masons .visit their website type in your town and all the stone masons will come up. Next Browse on their website and contact them if necessary to order a headstone from them.