Child & Baby Funeral
Child & Baby Funeral
We provide our services free of charge on all children`s & baby funerals upto the age of 18 years old
Our child & baby funeral Includes
The Free Services We Provide For Our Child & Baby Funeral
- We will Collect Your Loved One
- You will be able to spend as much time as you like with your loved one
- Will will care for and dress your loved one
- We will make all necessary arrangements for a dignified funeral
- We will Pay all the necessary disbursements on your behalf
- You will have the personal attention of one of the business owners at all times.
- We will provide a suitable coffin.
- We will provide a suitable vehicle for you and your child, or a hearse and limousine if appropriate.
- You can have the choice of route for the funeral procession.
How we can help you personalise your child’s service
You can choose to add any additional products or services [additional costs will be incurred]:
- You can choose an alternative coffin
- You can choose flowers
- We can provide Funeral stationery and memorial books
- We can provide Fingerprint keepsakes – handprints and footprints
- You can choose from a range of caskets, urns and keepsakes
- We can provide Memorial masonry if you choose a burial
- We can help you with your catering needs
- You can choose an alternative hearse
- We can provide additional limousines should you need them
Services provided by others [disbursements]
You may need to pay for the for services provided by others, these can include:
- Minister or Officiant’s fee ∙
- Burial or interment fee ∙
- Gravedigger fees
- Cremation fees
- Fees for cremation documents
- Church fees
Frequently Asked Questions
The questions below are general in nature. If you have a specific question about the death of your child or baby please contact us and we will be able to offer more specific advice.
Bringing your loved one into our care
We will collect your loved one’s as soon as possible. If they died in hospital, we need the correct paperwork and a release form first. If they died at home, we need the doctor’s permission to remove them to our premises.
When can I see my child?
There is no right or wrong way to handle grief, and it is entirely up to you as to whether you decide to visit your loved one. It’s a decision that we are always very happy to talk over with you.
Many experts believe that visiting a loved one can be a helpful element of the grieving process, and in many cultures throughout the world it is a normal part of saying goodbye to those we love.
We do understand that not everyone will want to see their loved one once they have passed away and this is also perfectly natural.
If you decide that you would like to visit the deceased, we provide private remembrance rooms at our funeral homes. They are decorated in pleasant pastel colours, and have a calm and tranquil atmosphere.
Can I dress my child?
You may be able to help, or assist in the dressing of your child. You can spend time holding, and cuddling them, dressing them in whatever you chose for them to wear. The final decision will always be yours.
You may wish to place special items in your child’s coffin – a picture, a letter, special toy or blanket.
Can I take my child home?
Once we have brought your child into our care usually they will remain here being looked after by us. However, if you want to have your child with you we can assist you with this. We will try our best to accommodate this if it feels right for you.
Burial or Cremation?
Deciding on whether to have your child buried or cremated can be a very difficult and upsetting decision to make but this decision is yours. Take your time on making this decision whist also taking into consideration the venue where this shall take place.
At Gallagher Funeral Services we are here to help you for as long as you require. We have a bereavement councillor who can offer you support, guidance, help, resources or just an ear when you need to remember. We understand that when you are going through this extremely difficult time sometimes speaking to someone different can help.
Ways other parents have chosen to remember their child or baby:
- drying and pressing flowers from the funeral
- choosing a special candle holder and lighting a candle for their baby at family occasions
- buying or making a special ornament or picture
- having their baby’s photo re-created as a painting or a sketch
- naming a star
- making a piece of cross-stitch or needlework
- creating a scrapbook
- having a piece of jewellery made
- releasing balloons or doves in memory of your child
If you would like further advice or help following your loss. the following organisations may be able to offer further assistance:
For babies born too soon, too small, too sick.
Bliss run a helpline that is available form 9-9,
Mon-Fri. 0500 618140