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National Rainbow Baby Day

Celebrate the beauty of life this National Rainbow Baby Day - honor your rainbow baby and all those who have gone before them.
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August 22
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Celebrate the beauty and joy of life on National Rainbow Baby Day, August 22! This special day was created to honor and recognize all rainbow babies - those children born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. It is a day to celebrate the strength and resilience of families who have experienced such tragedy, but are still able to find hope in the future. On this day, let's come together to show our appreciation for these beautiful little miracles and their families.

History of National Rainbow Baby Day

National Rainbow Baby Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origin of the Term</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term "rainbow baby" was first employed during this decade, coined by grieving parents searching for a way to express their joy and sorrow simultaneously.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1999</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Online Communities Formation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Online communities and forums dedicated to the concept of rainbow babies started to form, providing much needed support to parents who have experienced loss.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rainbow Baby Stories</div><div class='timeline-text'>First-person narratives and testimonies about rainbow babies began to gain media attention, bringing significant awareness to the term.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nationwide Commemoration</div><div class='timeline-text'>August 22nd became recognized nationwide as National Rainbow Baby Day, sparking annual celebrations by parents and advocacy groups.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Annual Public Commemoration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first annual public event was held to celebrate National Rainbow Baby Day, which included gatherings of families and communities to commemorate these special children and their families.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Community Engagement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Online and offline community participation in National Rainbow Baby Day witnessed a significant increase, helping to spread awareness and spark conversations about the experiences of families welcoming a baby after a loss.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Rainbow Baby Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Paint a rainbow</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some poster board and paint supplies and paint your own rainbow. You can use traditional colors, or mix it up and use a range of non-traditional colors to make your own unique work of art.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make rainbow-inspired treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are so many fun recipes out there to make rainbow inspired treats. From cakes to cupcakes to cookies and more, get creative and make something special that celebrates the joy of a rainbow baby.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a rainbow baby photo shoot</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up all the friends and family with rainbow babies and organize a group photo shoot. It will be a great way to capture the moment and commemorate the joy of a rainbow baby.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a Rainbow Baby Memory Box</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>From ultrasound pictures to tiny outfits, gather up all the special items from your rainbow baby's life and create a memory box that you can look back on for years to come.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make rainbow baby cards</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some card stock, markers, and stickers and make your own cards for friends and family with rainbow babies. Make sure to include the words 'Rainbow Baby' on each card.</p></div></div>

Why National Rainbow Baby Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It acknowledges the loss of a baby</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Rainbow Baby Day is a day to recognize and remember the babies we have lost due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. It's a chance to honor the memory of these children and reminds us that there are still moments of beauty, even in our pain.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates hope for the future</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many couples who experience such losses go on to conceive and give birth to healthy babies, referred to as "rainbow babies." National Rainbow Baby Day offers these couples an opportunity to celebrate the joy and love they are able to create following their sorrow.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It helps remove stigma around infertility & pregnancy loss</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Fertility issues and pregnancy loss are often seen as taboo subjects that people don't feel comfortable talking about. By acknowledging National Rainbow Baby Day, we can help start important conversations about these topics that can reduce stigma and offer support for those who are struggling with them.</p></div></div>

5 Heartwarming Facts for National Rainbow Baby Day

National Rainbow Baby Day FAQs

When is National Rainbow Baby Day?

National Rainbow Baby Day is celebrated on August 22 every year. In 2024 National Rainbow Baby Day will occur on a Thursday.

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