This article covers all your options, and how these may affect you.
What to prepare and bring.
The benefits, the mechanics and process of breastfeeding.
Asking friends and family to witness the naming of your baby.
This could be a 'welcome to the world' gift for the child, or something
special for the proud parents.
If this calls to mind pictures of a traditional baptism with the baby
in a white dress and sandwiches after, find out how to personalise
it to your style.
For parents who want to include God in their ceremony but not commit
their child to a particular faith, the Church of England offers this
If you're considering a Catholic baptism but worry about how to include
non-Catholic family and friends, relax. Its easier than you think.
In many ways the perfect solution, a DIY naming ceremony allows you
to decide who, what, when, where and even how - its all in your hands.
For those who would like more guidance, the Baby Naming Society provides
you with everything you need for a naming ceremony apart from a celebrant
and they can help with those too if you wish.
Humanists aim to draw positive moral values from life that are based
on human experience, rather than God-given. They don't believe in
an afterlife, but think that 'we should try to live full and happy
lives ourselves... and make it easier for other people to do the same'.
Their ceremonies are popular with people who have no religious affiliations.
They can provide ideas for readings, a structured ceremony and a celebrant.