Infant Christening Shoes

Written by Ingrid Chen
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Infant christening shoes are an element of the attire that a baby wears on his or her day of christening. To complete the baby's outfit, the shoes that the baby wears can be very simple. They can also be adorned with trimmings or designed like formal wear, to complement the baby's gown or suit.

As a rite of passage into an individual's religious faith, christening is a significant and oftentimes memorable time for a child's family. This ceremony involves, among other traditions, the immersion of the baby into holy water, or the pouring of holy water over the baby's head. This ritual represents the cleansing of the baby's spirit, ready to be received into life as a pure individual, in the religious sense.

The attire for christening is generally a white gown, which may be worn with a bib, blanket, and other accessories. Infant christening shoes fit not unlike regular shoes for infants; the difference may be in the straps, the trimming or the material from which the shoes are made. They should fit comfortably with a pair of socks for the ceremony.

Where to Find Infant Christening Shoes

Christening shoes can be found in most retail stores and online stores that carry gowns and other accessories. As the shoe designs available are diverse, it is likely you will find shoes that suit your tastes, and the style you are looking for. Infant christening shoes might be made of synthetic materials, with a shiny or satin finish, or might be made from leather and other flexible yet sturdy materials. These shoes may become memorabilia for the child's christening. On that day, a child can look pure and beautiful with your choice of accessories.

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