Around the world where baptism is a celebrated ceremony, christening gowns are a very important part of it. While there are a lot of different ways in which baptism is done, the christening of the child remains as the central theme in all of this.
Christening is bringing Christ into the life of the child. It is a ceremony that admits the baby into Christianity and as part of that important ceremony; the babies wear baptism gowns in Australia so that they are identified as the participants of the ceremony.
These days, the baptism ceremony is more on the formality rather than the real solemn meaning of it. This is because some people argue that the baby wouldn't understand the meaning of it all anyway.
And so, parents simply go on with the ceremony just as a formality that the church and God bless the child. The belief in Christ can only be solidified when the child understands the significance of being christened.
Nevertheless, parents go on with the tradition adorning their children with christening gowns and other accessories as a form of celebration for the child.
Even when the meaning of the religious ceremony has somehow faded, the tradition remains strong as it is still often celebrated.
During this time, the baby puts on a beautiful christening gown that is usually white in color with socks, shoes and a bonnet to accompany it.