Baby, children and teenage coffins and caskets come in a variety of styles and colours, depending on your budget and taste.
You can choose from standard styles or have one customized to your liking. Options available include choice of materials such as solid wood, composite board, metal and cardboard.
Most baby caskets come in white, symbolizing the innocence of the child who died, and also in soft traditional colours as well. Beautiful children’s caskets featuring favourite nursery rhyme characters and themes such as princesses, pirates, seascapes and stars are available through some funeral directors.
The difference between coffins and caskets is basically one of design and construction. Coffins are predominantly tapered at the feet-end and are widest at the shoulders, whilst caskets are rectangular in shape. In some cases, caskets are constructed of better quality materials, and feature higher standards of workmanship.
Companies producing environmentally friendly cardboard coffins, use modern digital printing to decorate high quality designs as varied as your imagination. They can also be personalised with photographs and wording.
Designs for children and teenagers are in themes such as zoo animals, rainbows, music and dance, surfing, cars and motorbikes, and favourite sporting team’s colours.
Some families prefer the option of painting and decorating the coffin themselves. The coffins can be decorated with photographs, fabrics, stickers, glitter and drawings of favourite cartoon characters.
There is a wide variance in pricing due to the many options available.