Christening a baby is an important event in the life of Christian parents. It is otherwise known as baptism and can be conducted at any time of the year. However, many parents prefer to conduct it during spring when the weather is warm. There is a belief among many Christians that spring season is the harbinger of new life. Hence, they wish to dedicate their baby, a new life to God. The parents for the christening ceremony of their baby invite close family members and friends. Whether it is a baby girl or a boy, gifts are given to the little ones as part of the ceremony. There is a wide variety of christening outfits for both, baby boys and baby girls that could be used as gifts.
Baby Boy's Christening Gowns
Christening outfits for boys are available in a wide variety of patterns, sizes, and designs. Sometimes the baby's parents do not really know which christening gown to choose.
- The main christening outfit for a baby boy is the baptism gown. Traditionally, the christening gown or baptism gown is a long, formal white gown made from fabrics such as silk, organic cotton, soft gabardine, satin, organza, and so on. These gowns are gender neutral and could be worn by either a baby boy or a baby girl. The christening gown is usually worn by a baby who is not a toddler.
- Another christening outfit for a toddler baby boy is the "Day Gown". This can be worn after the formal ceremony is over. This christening outfit is a short dress that reaches up to the knees. This outfit is more convenient when you pass the baby around your family and friends.
- Today, many little boys are baptized in a two piece suit. This is fast becoming a popular christening outfit for boys. A baby suit for boys is the miniature version of a grown boy's suit or a tuxedo. There is also a matching hat that is a part of this outfit.
Apart from gown, the other christening outfits include the baby boy christening blankets and shawls, christening shoes made from white satin, christening bibs, christening towels, and many more. These outfits are made from fine fabrics like silk, satin, organic cotton, and wool. There is a wide variety of christening hats available to complete the outfits.
Christening outfits are available in various budget strengths. Heirloom christening outfits for boys are available in many baby stores such as gowns and shoes that can be handed down to next generation.