Designing & crafting bespoke headstones for children & babies
Cardiff, Cwmbran, South Wales & beyond
At Mossfords our memorial stonemasons specialise in crafting beautifully designed headstone memorials for children and babies who have passed far too soon.
Each headstone design can offer something unique and treasured to the loved ones of the child or baby – from playful and colorful, to loving and comforting.
Mossfords will have a headstone that perfectly reflects the personality of your child.
We can craft a range of pre-designed headstones with fully customisable options, as well as bespoke designs that are entirely unique. You can be sure the memory of your child is in safe hands with Mossfords Memorial Masons.
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Choosing A Child’s Headstone
We understand how incredibly difficult it can be to choose a suitable headstone to honour and remember your lost child. Our compassionate and friendly advisors will patiently work with you to ensure your child’s memorial reflects their personality and allows you to remember them exactly as you see fit.
Our vast range of children’s headstone designs coupled with our bespoke memorial craftsmanship provides the perfect way to preserve the memory of your dearly missed child.
For over 200 years, we at Mossfords have served families across South Wales and beyond with memorial showrooms in Cardiff and Cwmbran, from where we offer our expertise and quality memorial services.
If you would like to learn more about our children’s headstones or discuss a specific bespoke design in more detail, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.
Children’s Headstone Materials & Colours
Our children’s headstones are available in a variety of materials and finishes, with certain materials offered in an extensive range of colours and shades.
Each headstone material has its unique benefits – be it aesthetic appeal, durability, or minimal maintenance that is required.
Please note that these material and colour examples should be used as a guide only.
The high quality materials that we use are naturally sourced materials, therefore we can expect each headstone to be unique with a colour, shade and pattern that slightly differs to the next.
Popular Children’s Headstone Materials:
Forest of Dean Stone
Popular Children’s Headstone Colours:
We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the headstone material that is used.
Below you can view an indication of the various colours and shades that are available in our granite and natural stone materials.
Yellow (York Stone)
We’re Here To Compassionately Discuss Your Headstone Requirements
Book an appointment to learn more about our headstones and other memorials by contacting us today.
Fine Craft Etching For Headstones
Add character, personality and something truly unique and special to your child’s bespoke headstone with a detailed fine craft etching of any image or photograph.
Why Choose Us For Your Headstone?
1. Established memorial masons since 1821
2. Unrivalled craftsmanship & ability to create bespoke gravestones
3. Over 200 years industry experience
4. Our 30 years memorial guarantee
5. Our Price Promise
6. BRAMM accredited
7. Vast selection of materials, colours & styles
8. Our Aftercare Services – Memorial Maintenance, Insurance etc.
9. Home Visit or Collection Service available
Children’s Headstone Installation Services
Once your child’s headstone is designed and crafted by our team of memorial stonemasons, the next step is to have the headstone professionally installed onto the grave.
With extensive knowledge of cemeteries in Cardiff, Cwmbran, and surrounding areas of South Wales, we’re well positioned to offer expert advice and guidance with regards to which types of gravestone are suitable for certain cemeteries and churchyards across the South Wales region.
Our professional headstone installation service allows you to relax in the knowledge that your memorial of choice is carefully installed to the highest possible standard.
Home Visit or Collection Service
We understand that it may be difficult for some customers to attend our memorial showroom, so to help address this we offer our Home Visit Service and our Collection Service.
These services help ensure all customers have the opportunity to browse our vast gravestone options while discussing all details with one of our expert advisors.
Learn More About Our Memorial Services
We also offer a wide range of memorial services, from memorial installation and insurance through to memorial maintenance and restoration.
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Children’s Headstones FAQs
How Do I Choose A Child's Headstone?
Choosing any type of headstone for somebody can always be a challenge, but when it’s for a child things can prove extra difficult both emotionally and physically. The most important thing to remember is that you’re entitled to take as long as necessary before coming to a decision over your child’s headstone – whether that means weeks, months or even a year or more of waiting before you feel completely ready.
Even when you do feel ready, there is such a wide variety of children’s headstones to choose from, it can feel overwhelming at first.
Many of our customers find that requesting to download our brochure is a great place to start as this provides several children’s headstone styles, materials, and examples to help narrow down your memorial search. Many parents and guardians have an idea in mind when it comes to a children’s headstone, so rest assured our expert headstone design team and skilled memorial stonemasons can craft just about any bespoke design or idea you can think of.
Browsing children’s headstones at your local cemetery and online, or simply booking an appointment to speak through your options in detail with one of our advisors and to view them in person will also help you come to a suitable decision when considering headstone options to help honour and remember your child.
What Should I Look For When Choosing A Memorial Stonemason?
When searching for a reputable memorial stonemason company there are many things to consider.
Research their monumental stonemasonry experience, accreditations, craftsmanship, quality of product, and knowledge of the specific cemetery you are purchasing a headstone for. It is also incredibly important to ensure that you feel both confident and comfortable on a personal level while working with your stonemasons to design and create your memorial.
Furthermore, you will be expected to pay a deposit when you place your order, meaning it’s vital that you have complete confidence in the memorial stonemasons ability to complete the memorial in your local memorial ground and remain in business so that you don’t end up in the unfortunate position of losing your deposit.
Choosing to go direct to an experienced and well established memorial mason rather than through an agent (such as a funeral director or other middle provider) will also allow you to communicate directly with the masons who are carving your memorial and may potentially help you avoid any additional costs that may have otherwise been involved, such as commissions or extra charges a “middle-party” may apply.
Ultimately, you will benefit from peace of mind by choosing a long established memorial stonemason with a good reputation.
Can You Help Me Choose A Child's Headstone?
We can certainly go through your options in great detail to help you reach a decision on which children’s headstone you should choose. We can highlight the benefits of different materials, show you a variety of styles that meet your requirements, and discuss the range of colours and detailing options that are available for each particular headstone.
What Is The Best Material For A Headstone?
The best material to use depends on your choice of headstone, the lettering, carving requirements, colour, tone, texture, and location. We offer all of the popular headstone materials that you’d expect from any memorial stonemason, including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more. Many parents and guardians request a child’s headstone in a certain colour, and in these instances granite material is often the best choice due the wide range of colours and shades that are available – though it’s important to find out if your cemetery has any rules relating to headstone colours that are allowed.
Are Children's Headstones Available In Different Colours?
Yes, many of our headstones are available in a variety of different colours – our granite material in particular is offered in many different colours and shades. A coloured headstone allows parents or guardians to honour their lost child in a way they see most fitting. Perhaps in the child’s favourite colour, or because they want something that isn’t as sombre as the typical black headstones.
Cemeteries and churchyards have different rules and regulations with regards to what they allow, so it’s always worth checking what their stance is with headstones of different colours to ensure your headstone choice won’t be rejected by them.
How Long Should I Wait Before Getting A Child's Headstone?
Choosing a headstone for a lost child can be particularly difficult and emotional, so we would always advise that you take as long as necessary to come to your decision so that you can be sure you’re honouring and remembering your child in the most fitting way. There really is no right or wrong answer – you should take as long as you require.
From a technical standpoint, most cemeteries request that you wait at least 6-12 months before erecting a headstone so that the ground has time to settle following a burial.
Timescales differ between cemeteries and also tend to differ between memorial type – for example, a cemetery may request a wait of 6-12 months before a headstone can be installed and erected, while they may allow a cremation memorial to be installed immediately.
If you’re unsure, our qualified and highly experienced staff can advise and guide you through this process.
Other than that, there is no set time that you should wait before placing a headstone on a child’s grave – it is all down to you and when you feel ready. People often find it is a good idea to not rush the process, as time can help you better decide on the child’s headstone itself as well as the inscription.
Can I Choose A Headstone For A Child That Isn’t In Your Brochure?
In the vast majority of cases the answer is yes. Our memorial stonemasons are very experienced and highly skilled, so we are able to meet bespoke requirements and recreate headstone designs. Simply provide us with an image and/or an idea of what you are looking for, and we will do our very best to help. Headstones for children are often among the most bespoke and unique as many parents and guardians want something that truly reflects the personality of their lost child and the things they most enjoyed.
How Long Does It Take For A Child's Headstone To Be Made?
The design and creation of any headstone and inscription is a highly skilled process, so we can expect it to take some time before a child’s headstone is complete following the order – certainly several weeks, and perhaps months. The timeframe will also depend on the current demand, so for a more accurate answer you will be best served asking for an up-to-date estimated lead time at the time of order.
Can I Add Something To An Existing Headstone For A Child?
Yes, you can certainly add something to any existing headstone. This could be a special design or etching, or an additional inscription or change of font. Whatever it may be, we can discuss your requirements and confirm what headstone amendments can be carried out.
What Is The Average Cost Of A Child's Headstone?
The truth is, there really is no accurate average cost of a headstone, regardless of whether it is for a child or adult. This is because each headstone is unique, and the cost will vary based on the material and headstone type. For an accurate quote, we would advise you contact a representative so that we can take the specific details you require beforehand.
One thing we can confirm upfront is our price promise – we are confident that our prices are the most competitive around and offer a discount should a customer find the same quality product elsewhere, so long as it’s supplied by a recognised and reputable memorial mason or funeral director.
Do You Offer A Guarantee?
Yes, all our headstones and other memorials come with an unbeatable 30-year guarantee.
Do You Hold Any Memorial Accreditation?
Yes, we are BRAMM (British Register of Accredited Memorial Masons) approved, and a registered and fully licensed memorial mason with over 200 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1821.
Can I See Proofs Of The Headstone First?
We can send you several proofs of what the headstone will look like before proceeding with the creation. If you don’t approve of the design, we can re-work the layout or style to meet your needs. We understand just how important it will be to craft the perfect headstone for your child, so rest assured we will work closely with you throughout the entire process.
Do You Ship Headstone Orders Overseas?
We can and have shipped headstones overseas many times, but you must be aware that there are of course additional costs incurred with overseas shipping, such as specialist packaging, insurance, and duty.