Our large sized Memory Box is recommended to create memories with a baby who has died over 24 weeks of pregnancy and into the neonatal period. The contents of this memory box have been chosen carefully, to create as many memories as possible with time spent together.

The following are simple recommendations, but there are many other ways to use the items in our Memory Boxes, we like to hear your stories and see your pictures.

  • One SiMBA teddy and one knitted teddy- A gift of two teddies both different in style, one knitted by a volunteer and a SiMBA teddy.

  • Candle - We use candles to light during the ‘Wave of Light’ at 7-8pm on the 15th october during Baby Loss awareness week, and SiMBA have their Christmas eve ‘Wave of Light”, also 7-8pm. This simple, but poignant action brings parents together across the world. The candle can also be used at any time you choose.

  • Butterfly Charms x2 in Purple Bag- Many parents choose to share a charm with their baby, finding comfort knowing that their baby has the same one.

  • Wooden Star- A star to keep plain, write your baby’s name on, or decorate it in any way to bring comfort. You can hang it up and display or keep it safely tucked away.

  • Photo Folder with SD Card- Taking photographs of your baby is one of the best ways to capture precious memories of our time with them. Each picture taken will help to tell the story of the time you spent together. The important thing is to use this time to take as many photographs as you want, you can also include other family members and friends if you choose.

  • Just to say card- So a message/memory can be written and placed with your baby or kept in your Memory Box.

  • Notebook with Pen- To write down memories, things that happen, or ask others to choose a page and write a message/memory too.

  • Inkless Hand and foot print Certificate with Presentation Folder- Being involved in taking your baby’s prints is something you can do together with the support of staff, and each time you then look at the prints, you will have memories of precious time together.  

  • Clay Imprint Kit- Taking precious impressions of your baby hand and feet, or your hand with theirs, you can take the prints and touch where your baby has touched. If the baby is too fragile you can use this clay kit to make a picture, add parents prints, baby’s name, items you have gathered.

  • Knitted blanket- knitted with love and a gift from one of our volunteer knitters.

  • Knitted butterfly- To place with baby for photos, to stay with baby or to keep in your Memory Box

  • Touched By You blankets, two blankets, knitted the same, one to place with baby, one to place with parents, when it is time to say goodbye, swap the blankets so baby has something that has been close to you and you have something that has been close to baby.

  • Birth Acknowledgement Certificate in a Presentation folder

  • Nappy- We include a nappy in your Memory Box because putting a nappy on your baby is something you may have thought and talked about doing; we would encourage you still to do this lovely caring gesture.

  • Baby wash- A precious time is to be able to bath baby, an opportunity to see all of baby, and wrap them in a towel and cuddle them dry.

  • Brush set- something a parent may have thought of doing, gently brushing baby’s hair.

  • Wisp of Hair Box- When you brush your baby’s hair, you can choose a wisp to cut and keep safe in the wisp of hair box.

  • Letter from parent- Mave’s mummy has written a letter from a parent to a parent, so instantly you know you are not alone.

  • Memory Box description- Which describes the illustration on the Memory Box which has been painted by artist Lewis MacKenzie.

“The Memory Box that we received after the loss of our baby has been a true comfort and will remain very special to us always”

“Thank you so much for helping my sister, her husband, me and our family and all the other people who have lost their babies in this awful way by gifting the Memory Box”

“I can't thank SiMBA or the midwives enough for what they did for us after the loss of our son in Jan 2014. Our memory box is so precious along with the photos of him that were arranged for us.”