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#1 janelle84

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:41 PM

What age do most people get their babies christened/baptised? Ive got a feeling most do it around the 6 month mark... but is there a reason for this or is it ok to do it earlier?

Reason being that my dad will be coming down from North Qld in early Feb, so my little guy will be about 12 weeks old when they are here. I was thinking seeing as he missed being here for the birth that it might be nice for him to be here for the christening.

Is this do-able? Of course i will have to get in touch with the church to see about availability but i wanted to see if there was a reason people leave it till a bit later on...

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

Lots of people do it that early. We are getting both our boys baptised at the end of Jan so Angus will be 4 months then.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:14 PM

Yep, lots of people do it early. For Brandon, he was around 6 months, Tegan will be around 7 months when he have her christened.

It is moreso personal choice. The first few months of a bubs life (and yours) is usually quite hectic so our reason for waiting was just till they were abit older when timing was abit more relaxed etc.

We also tried to work it in a time that wasn't busy for other functions like birthdays etc.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:24 PM

Alex was 11 months old, it just took us a while to organise plus one of his god mothers lives in the US so she needed some notice to be there.

Bella won't be christened anytime soon. She will have two god mothers who live overseas so they will need plenty of notice.

I don't think they are any hard and fast rules. My sister was almost 3 by the time my parents got around to it.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:27 PM

Most of my friends have had their babies christened at 3 or 4 months so I think 12 weeks is perfect. My husband is Greek Orthodox and most of his side seem to hold them when the babies are between 9 and 12 months. I think this is because the Christenings are much bigger and more formal which means there is so much more to organise and save up for.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:43 PM

Most of my friends seem to have their kids christened around 6 monthsish. Audrey was 8 months, just was the timing that worked for us. I cant imagine there would be a problem with doing it at 12 weeks. As long as you are organised and the church is free wink.gif

Alot of people do it at 12 months to combine the 1 st birthday celebrations. My brither was about 4.5 as we moved and my parents jsut didnt get around to it until then!


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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:33 AM

Kaele was 6 months, ave me time to organise it..but I think 12 weeks is perfect!
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:44 AM

Whatever works best for you I think

Elka was 7 months when we held her naming day

I was only 2 weeks when I was baptized
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:14 AM

I was baptised almost as soon as I was born as I wasn't expected to survive.

Three months later we had the baptismal ceremony in the Church to celebrate with family and friends.

We will have our baby baptised as soon as possible in the hospital too. It's something pretty important to us.

The Godparents we hope to choose live in NZ and we won't be over there until bubby is eight months old. We're hoping the family baptismal gown will fit but suspect it won't by then. sad.gif
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:49 AM

Koby was baptised at 14 months and that was because we couldn't pull our fingers out and organise something. We should have had it done the weekend of our wedding but I didn't want another thing to organise.

With Blair we're looking at having him baptised around March-April 2010 when things have settled down again, so he will be 4-5 months
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:17 AM

you can do it when ever you like there are no rules, the christening gown will be the main concern but they tend to do them all sizes these days!

Jack was baptised at 3 mths old as we wanted S's Mum to be there as she was the only family member on his side who could come over.

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:46 AM

Oh excellent, thanks for the replies, i will get in touch with the church and see what i have to do and if its available biggrin.gif

But the only downside i see which is what some of you said, is the sleep/eat patterns will not be sorted but oh well happy.gif
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:48 AM

Liam was 3 months old and Keira was 3.5 months old. I wanted Keira to wear my Christening gown so we had to do it then otherwise she would of outgrown the gown. So then I just got Liam baptised around the same age. It was actually a good age because they both slept through most of the ceremony and were awake for the celebrations wink.gif
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 02:00 PM

Janelle, Annabelle was 3.5 months when she was baptised and we're in the process of organising Louis's baptism for mid-February, so he'll be 3.5 months too.
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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

Archie was 4 months old and Ruby will be 4 months old too. We have a christening gown that has been in the family since the 1800's and it only fits small babies, so we have to get a wriggle on.

As for feeding and sleeping patterns, you just make it work. You manipulate feeding times to fit in with the activities of the day. If they were any older I should think it would actually be more difficult.
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