[quote="Batfink, post:2, topic:232966"]
As soon as possible after birth. That is as far as the Church has decreed on the matter. What exact age this means for you will depend on your particular circumstances. Most people around here seem to interpret it as within about 3 months. There are plenty of babies being baptised older than that, but at least in the churches where I've been a regular, they're mostly from non-practising families.
Actually, what Canon #867 says is: Parents are obliged to see that their infants are baptized within the first hew weeks.
The "as soon as possible after the birth" refers to something else -
As soon as possible after the birth, indeed even before it, they are to approach the parish priest to ask for the sacrament for their child, and to be themselves duly prepared for it.
It has, traditionally, been taken that babies should be baptized within two - three weeks after their birth.