4Louis works across the country to support anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth, and the death of a baby or child. We understand the pain and heartbreak that families go through and are dedicated to providing support and comfort during this difficult time.
We provide memory boxes filled with keepsakes and mementos to help families create lasting memories of their loved one. We also provide useful tools, equipment, and training free of charge to hospital units, hospices, and other professionals who work with grieving families.
We understand that every family's journey is unique, and we strive to improve the services given to families who have lost a baby or child. We want to make sure that no family has to go through this alone.
4Louis memory boxes are tailored to suit the needs of various units and contain many items to help inspire bereaved families to capture mementos of their baby or child. They are also a useful tool to the healthcare professional as a small ice breaker when engaging with the family. This gives them something to talk about and encourage the family’s involvement in capturing these precious keepsakes. 4Louis currently supply 8 different style Memory Boxes
Bereavement rooms and family rooms offer families the opportunity to spend precious time with their baby or child in a peaceful and homely environment while they prepare to say goodbye.
They are ideally positioned away from the main wards but with staff and medical facilities on hand.
Cuddle Cots and Cuddle Blankets are specialised pieces of equipment designed to keep a baby cool to allow their family to spend up to, but not indefinite, 72 hours with them.
This unit is compact, discrete and designed to fit into a moses basket to keep the environment homely at such a traumatic time.
The Ibraheem's Gift pack was designed in close consultation with a hospital Imam and contains the immediate necessities that parents would need to help them prepare for their baby's Muslim burial.
Ibraheem's Gift is there to provide families with the immediate items to help with the burial process as Muslim burials happen very swiftly.
Pictures tell a story in one powerful image and are always a treasured keepsakes of a loved one. 4Louis feel after the poor quality photos taken of Louis, our camera kits are important tools to allow families to capture lots of photos of their baby or child. There are lots of different ideas that can create some beautiful photos even at the most heart breaking time.
Our camera kits contain a high resolution bridge camera, to ensure the best quality photos can be captured, with a compatible printer so that families can have their photos there and then. We even supply the ink and paper too!
Our burial beds are designed to allow families to take baby home to arrange their own burial/cremation in the dignified way. The beds are made from heat treated wood and are safe for burial or cremation.
Small - Up to 6/7 weeks gestation
Medium - Up to 13 weeks gestation
Large- Up to 22 weeks gestation
It can be difficult to know how best to present smaller babies to families without them been over powered by a moses basket or cot.
Small-Up to 16 weeks
Medium-Up to 28 weeks
Bathing your new born baby is a precious moment for any family, it is important to give a bereaved family the choice of having such a memorable experience.
We supply our washcloths with pink or blue foot print soaps which are fragrances with baby powder, and can be paired with our soft towels for families to keep .
Sibling bags can be an important way to help care for bereaved families, particularly the children who have lost a brother or sister.
These bags are filled with items that can help siblings cope with their grief, such as journals, books, toys, and other comforting items. They also include resources to support children, such a book on how to work through grief.
The 4Louis National Bereavement Midwife forum is a safe place for bereavement midwifes to connect with each other for support and discussing best practice for bereavement care.
As a member you will also be invited to quarterly conferences with a range of guest speakers to share best practice.
**All new orders for clothing items and jigsaws can not be gaurenteed to arrive before Christmas