Facebook users are teaming up to track down a Next sleepsuit for a mum who lost her baby.
Zoe Taylor posted in the BabyBay Peterborough UK, Items for sale Facebook group to ask if anyone had a particular size in the outfit, as she wanted her son to wear it for his twin brother’s funeral.
‘This will be a long shot but if you have one I would be forever great full,’ she wrote alongside a picture of the blue patterned romper. ‘I am looking for a baby grow in size upto 1 month or upto 3 months. The suit is a next one and has huge importance as I had twin boys unfortunately one didn’t make it. The suit in the photo is going to be worn at the funeral as it was to small for healthy brother.’
‘We thought it would be nice to have poorly brother in something they had both warn. Anyway I would really like to get hold of the same suit in a size that would fit healthy brother just so for the funeral they could have the same suit on and so that I could have the memory. Unfortunately I don’t have the code on the label as it’s already on my son at the funeral place. Many thanks. X’
The post has been picked up by several Facebook pages, including blogger The Unmumsy Mum, who asked her 540,000 followers to lend their services to the cause.
‘Can anybody help? A mum has very sadly lost one of her twin boys and would like both baby boys to be in the same outfit on the day if the funeral,’ she explained.
‘It’s an old Next sleepsuit – full details and pic below. Please share.’
She has since had hundreds of responses from fellow mums and Next workers promising to help wherever possible.
‘I have one but it’s up to 3 months. My little boy is small and only just fits in up to 1 month. The one we have fits him as it comes up small,’ one offered, whilst a second said: ‘I tweeted at Next and they said they’re already on it and liaising with the customer.’
‘I know this isnt what she’s after but I make memory bears and keepsakes, if she contacts me I’d happily make her something at no charge. Being a mum of three, hearing anyone losing their child is gutwrenching,’ another added.
‘Heartbreaking. But to read all these posts of offers of help and love is heartwarming,’ one commenter said.
Next have also responded to various tweets asking them to help Zoe find the suit, telling one Tweeter: ‘Hi thank you for sharing this with us. We are currently in the process of liasing with the customer and helping them. Thank you.’