It’s not just the royal christening this weekend. It also happens to be Little B’s christening (booked before the Cambridge’s announced theirs, by the way). Like Princess Charlotte, Little B will wear a christening gown that has been in our family for generations (don’t worry, that’s where the similarities end).
The thing is the gown is now so delicate and fragile that I’ll put Little B in it at the church door, and take it off as soon as the photographs are over. Which leaves the big question: what do baby boys wear for christenings?
I’ve scoured the high street and found nothing but an uninspiring offering of sailor-type rompers or full-on suits, and I’m not a fan of either. I want something…else. I’m after traditional but not old fashioned, special but can be worn again and quality without being ridiculously expensive. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so.
Then I remembered Trotters, the baby and children’s line favoured by Prince George (or his mum) and whose Kensington store I have only ever peered through the window at owing to the fact it’s closed when I work there on a Sunday. But last week Little B and I happened to be passing on a week day, so I happened to pop in. Bingo.
We walked away with a white baby grow with a piped collar (£15) and a pair of blue and white checked cotton short dungarees with a train on the front (£32), both pictured. Admittedly the outfit cost more than mine, but then he’s the star of the day.
And if it’s good enough for Prince George, it’s good enough for my little prince…