Toni Watson - Author

Comforting children through literature after the loss of their sibling    


Toni Watson - Author of children's book I Have a Baby Sister in Heaven

Toni Watson (previously Toni Tattis) is an Australian Author providing literature support for young children after the loss of their sibling. Her inspiration are her three beautiful earth children and her seven precious babies she cradles in her mother heart.

Baby loss - Miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal and infant loss - is not only a devastating experience for parents, but the loss of a brother or sister can affect children in many ways too. 

Validating young children's feelings is incredibly important but often parents are unsure of how to guide and support them through their grief. 


Toni hopes to provide a space for parents to introduce a dialogue with their child about the loss of their sibling, and to keep that dialogue open and flowing, through her beautifully illustrated picture book as well as her simple and honest choice of language. Their sibling remains a very special member of the family; their brief life meaningful and their memory sacred. When we show children beautiful, positive ways to remember and honour their sibling amongst the sadness, we are lifting their hearts with light, filling their hearts with love and warming their hearts with a great big hug. Most importantly, we are giving them tools to help them continue and grow through their healing journey.

"A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, and for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world but then it flies again. And though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky to have seen it." Author unknown