For anyone who has had a catholic baptism
Jan 20, 2011 6:49AM
Can you tell me what you donated to the priest? Or if you had C of E and are nosing the thread how much did you pay? We have booked ours but no idea what we should donate. Thank you ladies!
Jan 19, 2011 5:38AM
think we gave ??30 ish
Jan 19, 2011 5:40AM
We gave ??50. And invited him to the lunch at the church hall after where he promptly ate a considerable amount more!
Jan 19, 2011 2:56PM
Thanks ladies, our priest refuses to discuss money but never actually says not to worry. Awkward!
Jan 19, 2011 3:37PM
we gave ???????50 / about ??35/40??
Jan 19, 2011 10:36PM
We have booked for our 2 together late March and the form stated that it was "cutomary to make a donation of $100" (ie ??65) which is per child. I personally think a donation should be whatever you are able to donate and it shouldnt be a set amount cos that is a fee! Hey ho.
Jan 20, 2011 5:04AM
I would give as much as you can comfortably. I gave a lot for our weding because i could afford it and i looked at my donation as subsidising those who wouldnt be able to pay much. You could give a pound or ??1000, the priest would be grateful.
For me, giving ??35, i think would be mean because i can afford more but for someone else that would be a lot. I think the important thing is that people can get their children baptised even if they have no money to spare but that means that some people would pay a lot more to compensate.
Jan 20, 2011 5:07AM
We gave ??50 each for our girls but its up to yourself. xxx
Jan 20, 2011 6:49AM
I think between ??30 - ??50 is adequate as a good gesture, i cant get out of mass these days without my purse being emptied there are always collection for this and that!lol
are you giving the godparents gifts?
and im trying to find a unisex gown for cheap have you seen any?
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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