About Christening Robe
A popular family tradition is to dress your baby in a christening robe as part of a religious practice to bless the child's life, with emphasis on the name given by the parents. Families may hand down the apparel over a period of centuries, as is the custom with the royal christening garment worn by members of Queen Elizabeth II's family since 1841. Most robes are full length made from a combination of satin and lace for both boys and girls; and available in white, beige, and baby blue for boys. Buyers may decide on a simple cotton design detailed in lace and embroidery so the child stays cooler while wearing the christening robe. Sizes range from 0 to 18 months with some sets including a jacket and bonnet to complete the ensemble. When outfitting your child for this special day, keep in mind that sprinkling of water often occurs as part of the ritual which may surprise the honoree.