Is It Too Late? Baby Blessings at Any Age

We are late to the game on this. Our children are already one and three years old.”
​The mother who shared that note with me is far from alone.
Tiny Toes and Little Bows Photography
At least half the baby blessing inquiries I get are from parents who worry they have already waited too long

They were busy navigating postpartum recovery, anxiety or depression; facing feeding or health issues with their baby; getting the hang of being a parent, or parenting another child; changing jobs; moving; caring for an elder family member; facing a pandemic…

If this sounds like you, it’s not too late.

Angela Dimock Photography
There is another important reason parents who contact me feel late to the game” on a baby blessing:
​they couldn’t figure out how to do it.

As the mother at the beginning of this story explained, “We are conflicted about the pressure to have our kids baptized. It’s difficult because we’re not religious and we don’t belong to a church.” This describes so many families who reach out to me, saying:

Our daughter is two years old and we have not yet had a naming ceremony or blessing for her. We weren’t sure where to start with blending both religions – Lutheran and Judaism – but want to do something really special for her.”

“We are not connected to any church. We would still love find a way to somehow honor our son, and would prefer our child to be given a spiritual blessing.”

“We were raised Catholic and Methodist but are no longer religious. Still, we would love nothing more than to have a memorable ceremony of blessing, loving, and celebrating our daughter.” 

We are more spiritual vs. religious. We want to honor and bless our daughter in a spiritual way and celebrate with our closest family and friends.”

We were raised Catholic and Baptist but neither of us are practicing within the church. However, we are deeply spiritual and would like to bless our son before God and before our families.”

“We feel strongly about having some kind of ceremony for our children, outside a church stetting, where we recognize how special they are and the joy they’ve brought us by coming into this world.”

Is It Too Late? Baby Blessings at Any Age

We are late to the game on this. Our children are already one and three years old.”
​The mother who shared that note with me is far from alone.
Tiny Toes and Little Bows Photography
At least half the baby blessing inquiries I get are from parents who worry they have already waited too long

They were busy navigating postpartum recovery, anxiety or depression; facing feeding or health issues with their baby; getting the hang of being a parent, or parenting another child; changing jobs; moving; caring for an elder family member; facing a pandemic…

If this sounds like you, it’s not too late.

Angela Dimock Photography
There is another important reason parents who contact me feel late to the game” on a baby blessing:
​they couldn’t figure out how to do it.

As the mother at the beginning of this story explained, “We are conflicted about the pressure to have our kids baptized. It’s difficult because we’re not religious and we don’t belong to a church.” This describes so many families who reach out to me, saying:

Our daughter is two years old and we have not yet had a naming ceremony or blessing for her. We weren’t sure where to start with blending both religions – Lutheran and Judaism – but want to do something really special for her.”

“We are not connected to any church. We would still love find a way to somehow honor our son, and would prefer our child to be given a spiritual blessing.”

“We were raised Catholic and Methodist but are no longer religious. Still, we would love nothing more than to have a memorable ceremony of blessing, loving, and celebrating our daughter.” 

We are more spiritual vs. religious. We want to honor and bless our daughter in a spiritual way and celebrate with our closest family and friends.”

We were raised Catholic and Baptist but neither of us are practicing within the church. However, we are deeply spiritual and would like to bless our son before God and before our families.”

“We feel strongly about having some kind of ceremony for our children, outside a church stetting, where we recognize how special they are and the joy they’ve brought us by coming into this world.”