Items can be left where they are, stored away safely or given away. You may like to ask siblings, grandparents and close friends if they would like something to remember your child. Perhaps your child has asked you to do something specific with their things.
Whatever you do with your child’s belongings, be prepared for them to bring back very strong emotions. You may find comfort and happy memories in your child’s precious belongings but also intense feelings of loss and pain as you live with their absence.
Birthdays, anniversaries and religious holidays
Reviewed July 2014, next planned review 2017