I was the only child in my extended family growing up, so I only recall from my own perspective.
I know I always got ashes when I was little. Even before First Communion.
Do infants get ashes too?
For the past 5+ years I have been in medical training and unable to attend an Ash Wednesday service due to work. This year, I will be having a scheduled c-section for our 2nd child March 3rd and will still be in the hospital on Ash Wednesday (will have to remember to avoid meat, though I think nursing and recovering from surgery means I don’t have to fast).
Depending on how I feel, I might try to go to the ash wednesday service at the hospital, but if someone comes to my room can my daughter also get ashes? I’m inclined to think she can, but my Google searching didn’t turn up anything definitive.