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Baptism Clothing Makes A Childs Day Special

To become a member of any Christian Church there is the ritual of baptism. It is considered a purification and rebirth into the Church. In ancient times people were nearly naked to symbolize removing the old and taking the new. Today, there is special baptism clothing for children. It is white for both boys and girls and is available in a broad variety of styles and prices. For older children or adults their usual clothing will be worn, taking care that it is something that will dry quickly and a white gown is put on over it.


Baptism clothing for children is available online. Some sites offers many different brands and some are specialty places that hand make each garment to your preferences. There are hand crocheted gowns with a bonnet that matches and long dresses with eyelet crosses. For boys there are tiny little vests and shirts with collars and bow-ties, a little white, with red trim, sailor suit and navy blue captain’s jacket. Your son, god son, grandson or nephew can look elegant and fashionable for the photographs that will last a life time.


If you don’t have an heirloom for your child’s baptism clothing you can start the tradition. They are usually made from cotton or linen but today there are many fabrics used such as; polycotton broadcloth, silk shantung or dupioni silk. Also, organza, polyester matte satin of bridal quality and a whole array of decorations from cloth roses, satin ribbons, lace and tulle over skirts are used today. You could make your child’s baptism outfit yourself and it would be truly special and meaningful. There is all the material you will need, including instructions, online to help you.


There are also many possibilities of accessories. There are booties and small shoes that have crosses appliquéd as well as white socks with ruffled tops. Bonnets and caps are another part of the baptism clothing that usually comes with the dress or outfit. Some bonnets are very simple thin cloth with tiny lace ruffle around the face and some are very stylized to resemble bonnets from history. Other accessories are white bibs, headbands, sweaters and ruffled underpants. Blankets come in a variety of styles too including with lace trim, embroidered, imported lace ruffles and more. Bibs are also decorated or simple. On that day you will want every item used for your baby to be white and beautiful.


Girls need not have all the selection. There are also rompers, knickers, coveralls and sets baptism clothing for boys. These include all white sailor suits, Elizabethan style bloomers and shirt with long sleeves and a big round collar, a tuxedo cut outfit and one that resembles work-out clothes. There are the same items for accessories but the bibs and blankets are more simple with tucks or buttons as decoration. There are very cute tiny white running shoes and an elegant white sweater vest. You child can have an amazing outfit for their baptism that they will love to see in the photographs when they grow up.

This article was published on Wednesday 10 February, 2010.

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