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What Is the Best Gown for Your Baby's Christening?

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

The most popular of all traditional baby christening gowns is the white gown. This special garment that is worn by babies when they get baptized has gone a long way. There were some beliefs that the ceremony of baptism originated at the Jews' old form of circumcision and the Zeved Habat rituals. The latter are done in order to dedicate children to God while they are given their names. Through time, Christians have also adopted the process and this is done while the child wears the white gown to symbolize the sacredness of the event. What used to be a very simple dress was developed over time and now comes with more laces and embroidery, allowing parents to enjoy more options. To complete the ensemble, aside from the gown, the child is made to wear booties, bibs, and bonnets.

These days, baby christening gowns come in various styles, colors and lengths. It is also common that these clothes are passed from generation to generation. Families take a lot of care in storing the outfit that has been used so that it can be passed on to future generations.

Best Type Of Gown
When it comes to your kids, it is understandable that you'd only want what's best for them. You may want to check the latest on this line so that you will be updated regarding your choices. If you are having a grand celebration, you can also look at the clothes that were used by celebrity babies. Prices, of course, depend on the brand and styles of such clothes. If you prefer style more than anything else, you can pick just about any color. For those who value tradition, you would surely want to go for a gown in white, which is synonymous to purity and innocence.

The material can be made from satin, silk or cotton. You have to consider the weather during the ceremony and choose the kind of material with which your baby will feel most comfortable. This way, he or she won't squirm and squeal while being baptized. When he or she is wearing the right clothes, your baby will definitely look good at photos that you will treasure for years to come. During summer and spring, the fabric must be light and breathable. The length can be shorter and the sleeves can be short or even skipped out on. During winter and fall, you can choose something that is made from heavier fabric. You can also make your baby wear long gowns with long sleeves to help him or her keep warm throughout the event.

At the end of it all, you must prioritize comfort above everything else. You should find something with which your child can feel happy so that he or she can withstand the heat or the cold during the ceremony. You should also match the outfit with essential accessories. The bonnet will not only make your baby look pretty, but it will also protect his or her little head. You can put shoes and socks to make your baby appear all dolled up and ready for the photo and video coverage. During colder seasons or if the baby is very young, you can wrap him or her in blanket or shawl.



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