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I'm a regular over at GS but had a question for you all. My daughter is due soon but i'm not sure when the best time is to have her baptized. I personally want it to happen when she's young but I just don't know how young is too young. I'm hoping we can do this in the Catholic Church since i'm Catholic and I really don't care for dh's families church.
I think it depends on the religion and the family. Personally for me, Baptism is a choice someone makes after they have given their life to God. In stead of a Baptism, we Dedicate, where essential we are pledging ourselves to raise the baby in a manner which is pleasing to God.
There is no right or wrong answer to this. I just wanted to share with you another idea. I hope that whatever you choose, and whenever you choose to do it, it is beautiful, and brings you closer to God as a result.
Also one more note, My experience has been that some Catholic Churches are particular about who they will Baptize. Since you said you do not care for DH's church, I take that to mean they are most likely not Catholic (or if they are there is another issue.) If DH is not Catholic, your church may not agree to the Baptism. I would talk to the priest first and seek some in sight from him.
The age of baptism varies greatly from church to church. Most Catholic churches will baptize very young babies. My son has actually been baptized twice. Once as an infant, as the custom of the church we attended at the time and once at the age of 9 to show his belief and acceptance of Jesus.
Just talk to the priest and ask him what the practices of the church is.