Did you know that Prince George has 7 godparents? Yes, as interesting as it may sound it is true. Despite his royalty status, this shows how important christening is to Christianity as it is one of the rights of passage that every baby must go through.
Besides from the ceremony itself there are a few other things that attract more attention from the parents. Very few if any are of more importance than the choice of the christening gown. While some parents still prefer the traditional christening gown, more and more nowadays prefer designer christening gowns.
Regardless of which style of gown you choose to go for there are a few important things that you have to consider when buying one. Some of these things include the following:
Very little emphasis is put on comfort when buying christening gowns, but this does not make it least important. Many parents fail to consider comfort due to the assumption that the gown will only be worn for a few hours during the ceremony. However, this is a very misinformed mindset.
Babies are very sensitive and if they do not feel comfortable they will definitely let you know through loud screams. If you do not want regular interruptions during the ceremony then you should make sure that the gown is comfortable enough.
There are a number of factors that will influence how comfortable the gown will be for example the material used to make the gown. Choose the material wisely and try to lean towards soft and gentle materials.
Unlike in the old days, fashion now influences all the clothing that we wear. This includes even the pajamas that we only wear to bed. The christening gown you choose for your baby should also incorporate different elements of fashion. Whether you are buying designer christening gowns or the traditional one it still has to be fashionable.
The style of the gown should try and keep up with the times, but this should not restrict your choice to only specific gowns. The choice of style should be influenced by your personal preferences and tastes since your baby may not be old enough to have a say in the matter. However, the most important thing is to ensure that your baby still looks good.
It would be unfortunate to get everything right and fail when it comes to the gown size. This may sound farfetched, but many parents do not always get the size right. If you do not know the correct size for your baby then carrying the baby along when shopping for the gown is not such a bad idea.
Apart from being born, christening is the most important day in your baby’s life. Even if it is only for the sake memories as a parent you should make sure that you get the size right. The baby may not wear the gown any other day but that one day matters a lot.
A christening ceremony brings together family and friends and should be a happy day and so you shouldn’t let a bad choice of gown ruin the day for you. Choose wisely and make good memories for your baby.