When a child is born, it is received with joy and jubilation. The parents are all excited as well as those close to the young baby. Parents who are religious tend to observe the christening ritual also known as child baptism, which is normally done when the child is a few weeks old. It is also a thanksgiving event for the gift of the baby.The christening event requires a certain type of baby outfit that is normally purchased a week or so before the actual event. Choosing and purchasing the best christening outfit for your baby does not have to be a daunting task but is quite simple if only you take into consideration certain factors. Below is a breakdown of the factors to consider when purchasing christening outfits for your baby.
The right fabric: this can never be overemphasized, as the right fabric will ensure that the baby is relaxed at all times. Depending on the likes of the parent, there is an option of cotton fabrics or other fabrics like chiffon, organza or lace. Choose that which you find best for your baby. Let the fabric have a smooth feel inside that is not irritating to the baby’s skin.
The right color: different religions may insist on different colors but most may prefer plain white. Get to consider what your church requires of you about the color and if it gives you a free hand, then choose the color that you like best.
Comfort: this is of paramount importance as the baby’s comfort will determine whether the ceremony goes on uninterrupted or is a total mess. Christening outfits that are not comfortable tend to make the baby fidgety and unable to calm down. Ensure that maximum baby comfort is observed.
Style and Fit: if you are the trendy type, then get that christening outfit that is stylish and classy without being over the top. This is quite important especially if the baby has to be taken photos for memories sake. Bear in mind though, that the gown is just part of the ceremony not the main thing.
Climate and Season: this will dictate whether the outfit should be warm and heavy or light. In cold seasons you should choose a christening gown that gives warmth to the baby while in warm seasons you should get one that is light so as not to suffocate the baby with heat.
Accessories: these add a touch of fashion and they entail buttons, beads, ribbons or trendy earrings or bracelets for the baby. These also may not be very necessary, but should also be considered because an overly accessorised christening outfit might overshadow the event’s purpose and may not be appropriate. Purchase that which has few accessories and is appealing to the eyes.
Budget: compare the costs of the christening outfit against your budget. Do not overdo it. Get that which is in line with your budget and this can be achieved by comparing the prices from different stockists.
Washable and changeability: it should be that which can be washed or cleaned without it losing its appeal through discoloration or excessive wrinkles. It should also be unzipped or unbuttoned from the bottom to allow diaper change without necessarily having to remove it all.
Once you have considered all, then buy the gown and enjoy the christening ceremony for your baby.