First of all you need to research who is supposed to purchase the Christening gown or Christening Outfit?This can differ from cultures, religion and family traditions. For example,in the Catholicfaith…
First of all you need to research who is supposed to purchase the Christening gown or Christening Outfit?This can differ from cultures, religion and family traditions. For example,in the Catholicfaith, it is the God Mother who is to purchase the gown.
Once you have decided who is supposed to purchase the gown, you then need to find outwhen the Christening/Baptism is to take place. In the spring and summer, you may wantto purchase a Christening gown with thinner cotton fabric or a Christening outfit asas short set or thinner linen suit. This will aid in the baby’s comfort making his orher day more pleasant. In the fall and winter you will look for a heavier fabric Christeninggown with long sleeves, as well as, a long sleeve pant suit for your Christening Outfit.You may also want to purchase a shall or blanket to aid in the baby’s warmth and happiness.
Fabrics are a personal preference. There are many different kinds, but pick the one thatsuits you and the baby the best. Fabrics are silk, satin, shantung, lace, cotton, bridal tulle,georgette fabric, organza, venise lace, Swiss embroidery, Floral Jacquard, Matte Satinand full eyelet.
Another factor to consider is what happens during a Baptism or Christening and how thatwill affect what the child is wearing. If the priest needs to anoint the chest forexample, you need to be able to unbutton the front or the back of the gown/outfitto expose the child’s chest.
The next thought, in my opinion, is diaper changing ease. You may not want too elaborate ofa Christening gown that may have to be taken fully off for the change just to avoidgetting it soiled, this may be too time consuming and cause the baby to fuss. For theChristening outfits, make sure if it is a one piece outfit that it unbuttons in the pantlegs, this will help avoid removing the whole outfit also.
Gowns that are washable are also a good idea. We all know how babies can be, be itspit up, food, or the other, you want to be able to clean the gown/outfit easilybefore and after use. Some people like to take their children for professional picturesbefore the Baptism/Christening, and a stain before the event can cause major troublein a dry clean only outfit. However, a spot on a washable gown can be removed by hand or machinewashing when you get home. This is also a great idea for taking care of the gown afterthe ceremonies, this helps with ease and expense.
Written by Tiffany Mummey CEO of http://www.sunshineandbutterflies.com/
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