Children’s Headstones

By C.J. Ball

rings design on granite headstone

Explore our exquisitely crafted memorials, skillfully sculpted by master stonemasons with a legacy dating back to our founding in 1929. These elegantly designed memorials serve as a fitting choice for cemeteries in Barry and the surrounding areas. Delve into the essence of our offerings below.

Children’s Headstones

Our Range

At C.J. Ball, we take great pride in our devoted team of memorial stonemasons who specialise in crafting beautiful headstone memorials tailored specifically for children and infants who departed from us too soon.

Each headstone design holds the potential to serve as a unique and cherished tribute to these precious children, ranging from whimsically playful and vibrant to tenderly affectionate and comforting. Within our selection, C.J. Ball guarantees a headstone that impeccably captures and reflects your child’s distinctive personality.

We provide a range of pre-designed headstone options that can be fully customised, along with the opportunity for entirely unique, bespoke designs. Rest assured, your child’s memory is handled with the utmost care and craftsmanship by C.J. Ball.

Browse the Range

Explore our remarkable selection of children’s memorials, surpassing expectations in Barry and beyond. Search now to find the ideal tribute for your beloved

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Choosing the Perfect Children’s Headstone

Recognising the significant challenge of selecting the perfect headstone to honour and cherish the memory of your beloved child, our empathetic and approachable advisors are here to provide patient support. We aim to ensure that your child’s memorial genuinely captures their essence, allowing you to remember them just as you envision.

Within our extensive array of headstone designs for children, coupled with our personalised memorial craftsmanship, you’ll find the ideal way to preserve the legacy of your dearly departed child.

For over a century, C.J. Ball has been a steadfast source of support for families in Barry and beyond. Through our comprehensive memorial showroom and compassionate family advisors, we extend our expertise and dedication to delivering top-quality memorial services.

If you wish to explore our children’s headstones in greater detail or discuss the nuances of a custom design, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our welcoming team. We are here to assist you.

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Children’s Headstone Materials & Colours

Within our collection of children’s headstones, you’ll discover a varied array of materials and finishes, featuring specific options that offer a wide spectrum of colors and tones.

Every material employed in the creation of these headstones comes with its own unique advantages, whether it’s the appeal of aesthetics, impressive durability, or the need for minimal maintenance.

Popular Children’s Headstone Materials

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour

Granite

Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Limestone

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

York Stone

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Portland Stone

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour

Forest of Dean Stone

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour

Sandstone

Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Nabresina Stone

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Welsh Slate

Popular Children’s Headstone Colours

We offer a wide range of colours and shades, although options will be dependent on the memorial 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.

Black granite cremation memorial stone colour

Black

Light grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Light Grey

Dark grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Dark Grey

Avon Grey granite cremation memorial stone colour

Avon Grey

Star Galaxy granite cremation memorial stone colour

Star Galaxy

Brown granite cremation memorial stone colour

Brown

Bahama Blue granite cremation memorial stone colour

Bahama Blue

Blue Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Blue Pearl

Ruby Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ruby Red

Balmoral Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Balmoral Red

Twilight Red granite cremation memorial stone colour

Twilight Red

Teak granite cremation memorial stone colour

Teak

Pink granite cremation memorial stone colour

Pink

Emerald Pearl granite cremation memorial stone colour

Emerald Pearl

Fir Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Fir Green

Imperial Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Imperial Green

Ocean Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Ocean Green

Tropical Green granite cremation memorial stone colour

Tropical Green

Yellow York Stone cremation memorial stone colour

Yellow (York Stone)

White sandstone cremation memorial stone colour

White

White Marble cremation memorial stone colour

White Marble

Contact Us

For any queries about our children’s headstones please don’t hesitate to contact us using the form below.

 

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Fine-Craft Etching

for Children’s Headstones

Elevate the presence of a heart headstone by embellishing it with carefully crafted etchings featuring images or photographs. This infusion adds character, personality, and an unmatched sense of uniqueness.

Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial

Why choose us

for your Children’s Headstone

  • Established memorial masons since 1929
  • Ability to create bespoke memorials with unrivalled craftsmanship
  • Nearly 100 years of industry experience
  • The C.J. Ball 30 year memorial guarantee
  • The C.J. Ball price promise
  • Fully accredited by BRAMM
  • A remarkable selection of colours, materials & styles
  • The Memorial Aftercare® service
  • Available home visit service
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Installation

Services

Following the meticulous design and craftsmanship by our highly skilled memorial stonemasons, the next crucial step involves the expert installation of your children’s headstone at your chosen burial site.

Drawing on our extensive knowledge of the cemeteries in and around Barry, we are uniquely positioned to offer expert guidance and recommendations on the most suitable types of children’s headstones for various cemeteries and churchyards in the South Wales area.

When you entrust us with the installation of your children’s headstone, you can find comfort in the assurance that your chosen memorial will be installed with the utmost precision and an unwavering commitment to excellence.

For more information, please feel free to reach out to us.

Welsh three feathers symbol as a fine craft etching on a black granite stone cremation memorial

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Memorial Insurance

We offer our customers a low price memorial insurance service called Stoneguard, which is an all-risk policy that covers your memorial in case of damage.

Memorial Aftercare©

We ensure that memorials are always kept tidy and protected against natural pollutants and weathering, giving you peace of mind.

Memorial Restoration

Our team of experienced memorial masons are experts in the restoration of memorials, using gentle yet efficient techniques, all at a fair price.

Home Visit

Our local advisors’ unique experience in memorials provides us with the knowledge to help you find the perfect commemoration for your loved ones.

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Children’s Headstone

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 reliable memorial stonemason, there are several important factors to consider. It’s crucial to assess their experience in monumental stonemasonry, any accreditations they may have, their level of craftsmanship, product quality, and familiarity with the cemetery where the headstone will be placed. Equally essential is feeling comfortable working with the stonemasons to design and create the perfect memorial for your loved one.

It’s worth noting that most memorial stonemasons require a deposit upon placing an order. Therefore, it’s essential to have confidence in the stonemasons’ ability to complete the work and remain in business to avoid losing your deposit. Opting for an established memorial mason directly, rather than going through a middleman like a funeral director, can also help avoid additional costs.

Ultimately, selecting a reputable and well-established memorial stonemason will ensure peace of mind and guarantee that your loved one’s memorial is crafted to the highest standard.

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?

Selecting the ideal material for your headstone depends on various factors, such as the style, lettering, carving specifications, colour, texture, and location. Our memorial stonemasonry company offers a wide selection of popular headstone materials, including granite, slate, limestone, york stone, and more. For those looking for a book headstone in a specific colour, granite material is often the best option due to its vast range of colours and shades. However, it’s essential to check if your cemetery has any regulations regarding the acceptable headstone colours.

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 With Your Children's Headstones?

Certainly, all of our children’s headstones as well as any other type of memorial come with our 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 nearly 100 years industry experience having first established ourselves way back in 1929.

Can I View Proofs Of The Children's Headstone?

We can provide you with proofs of the children’s headstone design for your approval before moving forward with the creation process. If you are not satisfied with the initial design, we can make adjustments to the layout or style to better suit your preferences.

Do You Ship Children's Headstone Orders Overseas?

We have experience in shipping memorials overseas, but it’s important to note that there are additional expenses involved. These may include specialised packaging, insurance, and taxes or fees.