More Information About Infant Death

The sudden death of a baby or young child is devastating, and the loss of a precious child, incomprehensible for parents.

If you are reading this, it is likely you or someone close to you has suffered the loss of a baby or young child and we at LOLA are so very sorry for your loss.

To help you find additional support, we’ve listed some websites and other resources you may find helpful below.

The Lullaby Trust provides emotional support for bereaved families and raises awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Teddy’s Wish is a charity set up by parents who lost their beautiful baby boy at three months of age, to support grieving families and to promote research into the causes of sudden infant death, neonatal death and stillbirth.

Sparks, the children’s medical research charity, raises money to fund pioneering child health research across the United Kingdom, helping to find new treatments and cures for children and families who desperately need them, from rare diseases to the most common illnesses.

The Family Support and Bereavement Team offers support for parents, partners and other family members right from the patient’s first stay at Helen & Douglas House and through to bereavement.

Children of Janneh is the first charity especially for Muslim parents who have experienced the death of a child.

Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity that speaks out for all children and young people who are expected to have short lives. Their vision is for children and young people with life-shortening conditions to have as fulfilling lives as possible, and the best care at the end of life.

The Child Death Helpline aims to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. Callers to the helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or involved professionals. It is staffed by trained volunteers, all of whom are bereaved parents. 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019

The American SIDS Institute is dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health by promoting research, education and family support.

More general information on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) can be found here.