Facing the bereavement of the death of an infant is extremely painful and gloomy. After all, the grief of losing a child drains you emotionally. Nonetheless, you have to gather the strength to move on to the preparations for the cremation.
For storing the ashes, you can look for a thoughtful and meaningful cremation urn. Cremation urns can be prepared from materials like marble, wood, natural stone, glass, brass, pewter, biodegradable materials, and so on. They are meant to hold the ashes after cremation.
Having scattered the cremation ash back to earth or sea, you can keep a small portion of it in a keepsake urn in your home. Besides, you may choose to bury the urn in a traditional burial spot or place it in a church, chapel, or mausoleum.
Selecting a cremation urn for an infant, however, is not easy as either you may not have a clear idea of what you want or you may not find the type of urn you have in mind that you feel would create a warm memory.
More often than not, people opt for infant urns that feature cute designs that children adore. For instance, cremation urns designed in the shape of baby animals, teddy bears, alphabet blocks, fairies, and rocking chairs are mostly preferred.
Plus, you may consider ceramic booties or a ceramic praying cherubic, depending on your tastes and preferences.
In addition, you may choose the urn depending on the deceased child’s gender. Thus, cremation urn for a boy can be in blue and that for a baby girl can be in pink.
Plus, you may look for urns with simple and soothing design or a beautiful work of art. Baby urns may include whimsical designs as well.
Engraved keepsake infant cremations urns, too, are quite popular to honor the baby. Moreover, keepsake hearts and stars look elegant. You can also go for a custom made urn featuring your baby’s photo along with angels.
Furthermore, you may choose to buy a piece of cremation jewelry or remembrance pendant to hold a pinch of cremains, memorable fabric, flower, a hair strand, etc. It works as a great way to keep your beloved child’s cherished memory with you.
Those who have lost their little angels to stillbirth or other similar issues can consider getting cremations urns featuring guarding angels.
It makes you feel that your child is being taken care of by a guardian angel. Hence, it can give you a little comfort.
You might be having doubts about the capacity of infant urn that you should buy. Thus, it is suggested that you consult the funeral home or crematorium to determine the urn size.
Moreover, when buying a cremation urn, set the budget and the type of material you want, beforehand. Plus, select an urn as per the place where you are going to keep it, whether indoor or outdoor.
“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
- Harriett Beecher Stowe