Some bereaved mothers report that they physically ache to hold their baby. For this reason, No Footprint Too Small offers weighted memory bears to serve as therapeutic tools that can provide mothers not only a meaningful gift in memory of their baby, but a gift that has the potential to offer the mother comfort and healing.
Our weighted memory bears can be made out of sentimental material such as a onesie, baby blanket, or other special material provided by the family. NFTS is also more than happy to provide the material if one is not provided.
Each bear is filled with either sand or rice to weigh the exact birth weight of the baby. The baby's name, birth date, and birth weight is then embroidered on a heart that is sewn onto the bear's belly.
Our weighted memory bears are created from a joint effort between a local business and a NFTS volunteer. It costs No Footprint Too Small approximately $35 to make each bear, and up to $15 to ship them. As a true, recently established non-profit, we rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters. With this in mind, only bear requests that are followed by a donation to help offset the costs of production and mailing can be filled at this time.