Non religious mums, what was your alternative to baptism?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

winerygirl:  How about a “welcome baby” sort of party? You could still have an awesome party and celebrate the welcoming of your baby with all of your friends and family. 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Even I know this one! You have a welcome party and a naming ceremony where you introduce baby and maybe plant a tree etc etc.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

winerygirl:  Oh, there’s lots of things that people do. Formal or informal parties, parties at home or in the park, taking baby’s handprints and footprints in concrete or clay… if you google it, I’m sure you can find lots of suggestions.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well you’ve got a couple of options. Either just throw a ‘Welcome Baby’ party or go for a naming ceremony. Naming ceremonies can take whatever form suits you because they are entirely secular and have no legal weight hanging over them! As Rachel631 suggests, if you google naming ceremonies you’ll find lots of suggestions. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

winerygirl:  The ones I have been to, the baby was just a few months old. I would wait after the 2 month immunization. I think 3 months would be a good time. Otherwise, like you said, you might as well wait until the baby’s first birthday.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

winerygirl:  Yes, many people might have a “meet and greet” event; this is usually done in lieu of a baby shower, but it could still be a chance for everyone to congregate, have a good meal and have a good time.

We’re atheists as well, but weren’t raised Catholic, so the idea of having a gathering after the birth didn’t immediately come to mind.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

winerygirl:  Definitely a welcome baby party.  We’re planning to do a Baby-Que (a backyard BBQ) for family and close friends after we get home and settled with the baby.  It would probably be held around 6 weeks after the baby is born.  We would have the grandparents and some visitors before then, but the BBQ would be the main meet the baby event for our other friends and family.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m chinese, so it’s traditional for us to celebrate the baby’s first month.

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