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.
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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