A TAMWORTH couple has been through "absolute hell" over the past month, after losing their first child.
Ryder James Williams Glass was not quite four months old when he tragically died from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), at the end of September this year.
Ryder's mum Jamie-Lee Carter said he was a happy little baby.
"So he was such a great child, he was so healthy and he loved his food," she said.
Ms Carter said the weeks since her son's death have been extremely difficult for her and her partner Bodie.
"There are really no words to describe it, but it's just been horrible," Ms Carter told the Leader.
The couple started a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for "the most beautiful funeral" for Ryder.
They also want to donate a large portion of the funds to charity Red Nose Australia.
Ms Carter said the organisation had been a massive support after losing Ryder.
"They contacted us basically straight after, and told us they could do some memory making stuff for us," she said.
"They've done clay hands and feet, they've cut bits of his hair off for us and they've done some hand prints and foot prints for us too."
The GoFundMe page had raised almost $4,000 in the past couple of weeks.
"At the end of the day we don't have that sort of money, because we never expected something like this to happen," Ms Carter said.
"We also want to help Red Nose Australia as much as we possibly can, because they've looked after us wherever they could."
Ryder's GoFundMe page can be found online.