Mementos can be powerful and precious reminders of your baby. Some mementos you may want to work with your health care team to preserve are:

  • Foot and hand prints
  • Foot and hand impressions (if you have a plaster kit for this purpose)
  • A lock of hair
  • Clothing, cap, or blanket used for your baby
  • Washcloth used to bathe your baby
  • Measuring tape used to measure your baby
  • Crib or cot card
  • Wrist band
  • Card some hospitals place on the door indicating a pregnancy loss
  • Ultrasound pictures from the hospital


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Article by Kay Squires, with special thanks to Valerie, Holly, and Marion, and the members of the PROM mailing list
January 2005