Each year The Lullaby Trust  joins other leading baby charities to raise awareness of baby loss and campaign to secure the support of MPs for the provision of better bereavement care. Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place 9-15th October. During this week families all over the world will commemorate the lives of their babies and share memories of the all too brief time they had together.

In 2016 The Lullaby Trust also chose to raise awareness of babies who die suddenly and unexpectedly over the age of one. Each year around 18 children die without explanation. The Lullaby Trust is currently funding research into Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood to try to find out why it occurs and whether there are things that can be done to prevent it.

The week ends with the global “Wave of Light’ on Saturday 15th October, where candles are lit across the globe as part of the international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

If you want to talk to The Lullaby Trust our free bereavement support helpline is open 10am-5pm Monday to Friday and 6pm-10pm during the weekend 0808 802 6868