(Closed) baptism help!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

That’s weird, I’ve never heard of it.  But if it’ll calm your MIL down go for it!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

An heirloom gown is such a wonderful thing.  One thing that the babies in our family have worn is a necklace with a cross (just for the ceremony – more decorative than anything) – maybe your In Laws have something like that they’d like the baby to wear?  Or like you said, a charm bracelet?  I agree with MightySapphire – hopefully something to calm your MIL down!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I second the idea of a cross or cross necklace.  At our daughter’s baptism, our little girl wore my baptism gown and a cross my in-laws got her.  I think a charm bracelet could also work; it just might be harder to find than a cross necklace.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

Oooh, I feel your pain with this one! When they baptized my niece, my mom insisted that because I was the Godmother, that I needed to buy the gown. My SIL’s mom wanted to buy it, and I honestly didn’t care. It blew up into this huge deal. I think the bonnet is a good idea, or even pinning the charm to the gown would be fine.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Wait, it honestly sounds more like jealousy on your MIL’s part!  She’s just mad because your family has an heirloom and hers has nil.  Very immature!  Let her pick whatever she wants, a bonnet, a bracelet, or a necklace.  Whatever.  My daughter was just baptized, and we had to take the bonnet off for the whole thing though.  If your MIL wants to make out like it’s a HUGE deal, she can.  But that doesn’t mean you have to.  When your daughter is older, you can tell her all about the heirloom dress she wore but you don’t have to mention whatever the heck your MIL is coming up with.

(Ideas: We baptized my DD with my candle, so maybe a nice candle everyone can use?  Or just your DD her own candle that she can use at her wedding?  Also, we bought a beautiful dress for our DD to be used as an heirloom, it came with booties and a bonnet.  So either of those may work.  Also we used a “bib” with a gold cross embroidered on it that I had at my baptism.  Maybe something like that could work too.  All of those are gender neutral, so they could be used for boys and girls.  Maybe your MIL would like that more than jewelry which (like a dress) is only limited to baby girls.)

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