In Christianity, there is a certain period after the birth that new borns are initiated into the Catholic faith. Mothers now begin the joyful exercise of searching for gorgeous christening dress days before the function and in fact the process of selection begins even in the later stages of pregnancy itself. Unlike choosing baby dresses for other occasions, the task is simpler since there is no choice of color which has to be pristine white. Light tones of pink, peach and blue are also permissible. There can also be fairytale dresses in a theme family idea.
While looking out for the baby dresses it has to be borne in mind that the comfort of the baby has to be given preference and therefore the material has to be soft and soothing and something in which the baby will be totally comfortable. Feeling the fabric is very important since it has to be supple and not cause any irritation to the infant’s skin. The christening baby girl dresses are normally made out of satin, silk and cotton with insides usually lined with cotton with silk spread over or the entire dress both inside and out is made of satin. When this is matched with cute white satin booties and a comfortably flexible cotton ring on the forehead the baby becomes the cynosure of all eyes.
Gowns for baby boys come with different types of collars and buttons or hidden Velcro straps which are comfortable and facilitate changing of clothes. Bishop dress patterns are also in vogue with the robes having short puffed sleeves. Baby girl dress could have a simple tiara or a star studded diamante hair band which makes her an absolute angel.
Since the ritual of christening involves sprinkling of water or bathing the child it has to be ensured that the baby is kept warm and christening baby dresses can also be of wool with fur trims since the church interiors can be cold and hence the infant needs adequate protection.