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To put DS in a christening gown aged 8 months?

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Ohnoredundo Thu 20-Oct-11 19:02:32

Oh I know it's personal choice yada yada but I'd like to know what you all think. Will he look a bit daft?

I know it's pretty unrelated but I always wanted to wear my veil over my face when walking down the aisle but was persuaded otherwise by well-meaning family members as it was 'old fashioned'. Always regretted it.

What do you reckon?

caramelwaffle Thu 20-Oct-11 19:04:04


ScaredBear Thu 20-Oct-11 19:06:19

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Julesnobrain Thu 20-Oct-11 19:06:34

We have a family gown which my great grandmother was christened in. Never occurred to me not to use it for DS. He looked lovely. Do what suits you and enjoy your sons special day. yanbu

imogengladheart Thu 20-Oct-11 19:06:36

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PMTIsMe Thu 20-Oct-11 19:06:54

[Dim emoticon] why might YBU? Is this for his actual christening or do you mean just wearing it randomly?

caramelwaffle Thu 20-Oct-11 19:09:09


ScaredBear Thu 20-Oct-11 19:10:30

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FreddieMercurysBolero Thu 20-Oct-11 19:11:49

Ds wore a christening gown, he was 4mo. My mother made tout of her wedding dress, christened me, my brothers and sisters in it. MIL knitted white tights and a bonnet to match. Tis up to you, I think it would look nice.

SecretNutellaFix Thu 20-Oct-11 19:13:42

My nephew was in a gown aged 10 months. He looked gorgeous.

Ohnoredundo Thu 20-Oct-11 19:13:55

Awww! The royal baby comment made me tear up! Lovely!

Oh it's just lots of people have said 8 months is too old for one. I know it's about us and our little family but I really don't have a clue what the 'done' thing is re. Christening gowns as have no friends/family members with baptised babies.

DH just suggested a gown and then change of outfit for the after bit. Eee getting excited now!

Ohnoredundo Thu 20-Oct-11 19:16:57

What a lovely idea about the wedding dress.

SecretNutellaFix Thu 20-Oct-11 19:19:32

That was very much what it looked like Not at all girly

imogengladheart Thu 20-Oct-11 20:12:09

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FrightNight Thu 20-Oct-11 20:19:28

As with all baby boy clothes there was a dearth of options when DS was christened 4 years ago aged 8 months. We finally opted for a blue and White outfit from John lewis, which I was really pleased with wasn't at all sailor suity but I think a gown would be just lovely too.

orienteerer Thu 20-Oct-11 20:19:55


storminabuttercup Thu 20-Oct-11 20:20:47

Is it a catholic baptism? You will probably robe him at some point, ds had a suit and a White bib at the right point in the ceremony, I don't think they are meant to be in White all the way through...

I think gowns are lovely, you may want a change if you are having a party afterwards, White and party food don't always mix!

It's your sons day, don't let anyone tell you what to do!

colken Thu 20-Oct-11 20:21:19

This is the sort of thing that can become an heirloom as another post has said. Take photographs and keep them. They will be something to be proud of. Your little one will not be embarrassed or ashamed to be in a dress. My daughter and son were christened in the same gown (at different times, of course!) and give no thought to it because they like tradition.

If anyone else criticises your choice, ignore them. It's your baby and your DH's - no one else's. Do things your way.

imogengladheart Thu 20-Oct-11 20:23:47

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Almanzo Thu 20-Oct-11 20:26:13

You know that bit over on the right where it shows active convos? It cuts off part of the title so comes up
'To put DS in a christening gown aged 8' grin
As the mother of a 9 yr old DS I was all agog. Being an irreligious sort I was wondering if there was some kind gown worn by children who were being baptised rather late, bit like a communion dress.
As you were.

LoveInAColdGrave Thu 20-Oct-11 20:27:24

He will look lovely. Have a great day!

PS I wore my veil down and had no idea it was old fashioned! Have never seen anyone not do it, I don't think?

LoveInAColdGrave Thu 20-Oct-11 20:28:06

Gosh, my last sentence is awful blush.

wigglesrock Thu 20-Oct-11 20:28:14

He'll be lovely, when I had dd1 my Mum bought a christening gown that all my dds have been christened in an my sister will use it for her baby. Dd3 is 8 months old and I would put her in a christening gown. All of mine were christened at about 8 weeks.

You'll need to change him after the ceremony anyway, christening gowns can be a bit hot and sticky.

wigglesrock Thu 20-Oct-11 20:29:32

Ps I didn't wear a veil when I got married and regret it a little bit now too grin

onmythirdglass Thu 20-Oct-11 20:31:09

I think it's lovely. My grandmother made MY christening robe which was worn by me, my DB and DS, then several cousins, my own DSs, and several of their bloodline cousins. Now my DS is getting married and one day it will be worn by his DC maybe. The nice thing is, every time it got worn the tradition is to embroider the name of the baby and date of christening on the gown, so it has become a true heirloom. I think it's lovely. (But the bonnet is a bit hmm - maybe skip that bit).

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