What is Baby Dedication?
The concept of baby dedication is defined by a family’s choice to commit a child to God. That pledge, to raise a baby righteously, extends to the parents, siblings, other family members and the child being dedicated. Christian parents who dedicate a child are making a promise to the Lord to raise the child in a godly way. That starts with prayers and eventually evolves until the child is old enough to decide on his or her own to follow God. It is initially the parent’s responsibility to demonstrate an example of godliness. Dedication also means that parents pledge before God to be a source of spiritual guidance.