Family & Friends
How you can help when a family member or friends baby dies.
Respect the parents' right to express whatever they feel or think - regardless of how strange it may seem to you.
What You Can Do To Help
You are the greatest gift you can give grieving parents. Holding a hand, touching a shoulder, giving a hug says, “I’m here for you.” By letting parents talk about their pain, you can help them come to terms with it.
You're young, you can have others.
(Parents have to mourn for this baby before they can have another. One baby does not replace another.)
You have an angel in heaven.
(They don't want an angel in heaven. They want this baby.)
This happened for the best.
What can I do for you right now?
I'm here. I want to listen.
This must be hard for you.