Supporting children when a baby has died covers a range to helpful topics including: telling children, dealing with reactions and answering questions, maintaining routines, managing your own feelings and the longer term. It focuses mainly on the needs of younger children but also includes information about older children and teenagers.
The booklet contains information applicable to all sorts of different types of family and includes specific advice on supporting surviving children of a multiple birth and children born after a baby has died.
The thoughts of bereaved parents are also included in the booklet.
The new forty-page booklet replaces SANDS shorter leaflet ‘About the other children’. It has been written with the help of bereaved parents and SANDS are very grateful to everyone who has contributed.