Rainbow babies represent so much - love, hope, new beginnings. Their entire existence is a gift their parents didn't think was possible. Talking about rainbow babies is important because it can help parents who have experienced loss feel less alone, which is why there's a dedicated day.
A rainbow baby is a child born soon after the loss of a different baby from miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. Any parent feels lucky when their child is born, but the sense of joy a rainbow baby can bring is something else.
When is Rainbow Baby Day? Rainbow Baby Day is on August 22 every year, and it's a day intended to both honour the babies parents have lost, and celebrate the new life they were able to bring into the world.
There are many ways you can acknowledge both your angel baby and rainbow baby on this emotional day, but what is most important is that you do what feels right to you. Celebrating Rainbow Baby Day is helping to destigmatize infant loss as a taboo subject. Hopefully it may comfort other parents who have lost a pregnancy or have rainbow babies of their own.
Losing a child is unimaginable, and nothing can replace them, not even a new baby. Rainbow Baby Day creates space for all your children, and that's something worth celebrating.