Thursday, February 23, 2017

Back Page - The Traditional Baby Gown


I wonder who started this tradition.

Dress the baby in a smock that is sometimes twice the length of the child. Perhaps they are expected to "grow" into it.

There's nothing wrong with the tradition that I can think of. It's just that I wonder how a simple idea got so widespread. There must be a reason behind it.

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Of course it is also called the "Christening Gown." The gown is often passed down generation to generation making it a family tradition.


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2 comments:

  1. Yeah…I've never understood those either. Christening dresses. Go take a gander online at some of the prices they charge for these things. Seriously twisted.

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  2. Thanks Tattered and Lost. Yes, Christening Dresses. I couldn't think of that name. They were sometimes hand-made by grandmothers and spent most of their days tucked away in a cedar chest to be passed on to another generation, who will undoubtedly tuck it away in a cedar chest. I still think it is odd how those traditions develop. Don't get me started on wedding dresses.

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