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Old Jun 23, '09, 8:49 pm
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Default What should a 4-year-old wear to a baptism?

My niece is finally being baptized in July 2009 and I'm having trouble finding the appropriate gown for a 4-year-old to wear. Should it still be traditional and long? Should she still wear a bonnet? Please help.

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Old Jun 24, '09, 2:27 pm
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Default Re: What should a 4-year-old wear to a baptism?

The Church doesn't regulate such things. Feel free to dress the child in any appropriately dressy outfit suitable to her age. There is a custom of wearing white for baptisms, so if you can find a dressy white dress, that would be nice. And no, the child doesn't need an infant's bonnet. If you want her to wear a head covering, pick one that is appropriate for her age.

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