Here are 4 tips to help you cope with the loss of a child

Here are 4 tips to help you cope with the loss of a child

The hardest thing a parent can deal with is losing a child. It is not possible to prepare for such a tragedy and no one can ever predict when their children will die. It happened to me twelve years ago, and it doesn't get any easier. It doesn't matter if your child was a teenager or an adult. It is possible to have miscarriage or stillbirth. It could have happened suddenly or as a result of a long-term illness. No matter what the cause, it will be a devastating loss. Parents may find it difficult to understand such an awful event. You might wonder how you will cope.

Here are four tips to help you and your family deal with a similar loss.

Stay Together

It's possible for your loved ones to be a support system during this difficult time. You and your family should work together to get through it. Instead of avoiding each other, find comfort in others and draw strength from your family. This will remind you that you are not alone in this journey and that there are people who will support you. It's also a good idea to share your grief with those closest to you.

Take the loss into consideration

It can be difficult to identify grief because it can take many forms. Some parents might burst into tears while others go into shock. Anger, fear, guilt or loneliness could all be displayed. It's impossible to predict how you will feel but there are many ways to grieve. Accept the emotions you feel and you can begin to move on with your lives. You may need to seek compensation or justice if the loss was due to the negligence of another person. To put your mind at ease, you might consider hiring Greg Hoag Attorney as a professional attorney. Your Midwife may be able to connect you with debriefing services if the loss was due to a stillbirth, or traumatic birth.

Get professional help

Therapy can be a lifeline for many grieving parents. Talking with someone can help you process your emotions and get through your sadness. You will also receive advice on how to move forward. You will be surrounded by people who are in similar situations to you and can offer invaluable guidance. Even listening to someone can help. The children's hospice provided counselling which I found extremely helpful.

Look After Your Health

No one will blame you if grief takes control of your life. It is important to maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and keep your head clear of any thoughts that could lead you to lose control. You shouldn't feel guilty for not exercising, but it is important to take care of yourself. Even if you only have to walk a few steps, make an effort to prepare healthy meals for your family. It will clear your mind and make you feel better.

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Sizing Chart

Since every baby grows at his/her own pace, measure the baby's height for the best fit. It is much more accurate than going off of the baby's age. Call us with any questions and we will be happy to help you determine the best fit for your baby.

Newborn Onesie's

Size Weight Height
Newborn (NB) 5-8 Ibs. / 2.3-3.6 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
0-3M 6-12 Ibs. / 3.6-5.4 kg 21-24 in. / 53.3-61 cm
0-6M Up to 16 Ibs. / Up to 7.3 kg 17-21 in. / 43.2-53.3 cm
3-6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-26 in. / 61-66 cm
3-9M 12-20 Ibs. / 5.4-9.1 kg 24-28 in. / 61-71.1 cm
6-9M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 26-28 in. / 66-71.1 cm
12M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 28-30 in. / 71.1-76.2 cm
18M 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 30-32 in. / 76.2-81.3 cm
24M / 2T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 32-34 in. / 81.3-86.4 cm
3T 32-35 Ibs. / 14.5-15.9 kg 34-38 in. / 86.4-96.5 cm
4T 35-39 lbs. / 15.9-17.7 kg 38-40 in. / 96.5-101.6 cm
5T 39-43 lbs. / 17.7-19.5 kg 40-44 in. / 101.6-111.8 cm

Cotton Pajamas

Garments are designed to fit snug for child's safety.

Size Weight Height
6M 12-16 Ibs. / 5.4-7.3 kg 24-27 in. / 61-68.6 cm
12M 16-20 Ibs. / 7.3-9.1 kg 27-30 in. / 68.6-76.2 cm
18M 20-24 Ibs. / 9.1-10.9 kg 30-33 in. / 76.2-83.8 cm
24M / 2T 24-28 Ibs. / 10.9-12.7 kg 33-35 in. / 83.8-88.9 cm
3T 28-32 Ibs. / 12.7-14.5 kg 35-39 in. / 88.9-99.1 cm
4T 32-36 Ibs. / 14.5-16.3 kg 39-42 in. / 99.1-106.7 cm
5T 36-42 Ibs. / 16.3-19.1 kg 42-44 in. / 106.7-111.8 cm


New Balance Boys

17-19 inches
39-41 inches
19-20 inches
41-45 inches
20-22 inches
45-46 inches
22-23 inches
47-50 inches
23-24 inches
50-54 inches
24-25 inches
54-58 inches
25-27 inches
58-62 inches
27-28 inches
62-67 inches


New Balance Girls

Size Waist Height
4 17-19 inches 39-41 inches
5 19-20 inches 41-45 inches
6 20-21 inches 45-46 inches
6x 21-22 inches 46-48 inches
7/8 22-23 inches 48-52 inches
10/12 23-25 inches 52-58 inches
14 25-27 inches 58-61 inches
16 27-29 inches 61-63 inches