Personalization is Hot: Embroidered Christening Gowns and Outfits

Personalized Christening Outfits

{Cross Camisole Bodysuit | Monogram Camisole Bodysuit | Pima Cotton Diaper Cover}

Embroidered Christening Gowns, Outfits and Accessories

Personalization is hot, and it makes perfect sense when it comes to what your baby will wear on his or her special day. Custom embroidered christening gowns convey an added touch of thoughtfulness and affection for the child wearing them. There are many ways to add a personal touch to christening gowns and outfits: you might consider adding your baby’s initial to an otherwise plain Baptism outfit, or giving a monogrammed bodysuit as a baby gift.

Today, we want to show just a few of the embroidery choices offered at One Small Child. We’ll also walk you through how to add personalization on our website, so you can start adding pizazz to your baby’s wardrobe right away.

We have many adorable options for personalized outfits and accessories! Many of our boy’s Christening outfits offer personalization on the brim of the hat. Choose from a 3-letter monogram or baby’s name. Our Phoebe gown proudly displays baby’s initials in a gorgeous flourish font. You can choose to add embroidery to the slip of many of our girls gowns and dresses.

Embroidered Christening Gowns

{James Christening Outfits | Phoebe Embroidered Christening Gowns}

Many of our Christening accessories can be personalized, with various embroidery options available on our bibs, blankets, bodysuits, diaper covers, hats and shoes.

Embroidered Christening Accessories

{Embroidered Cross Ruffle Bib | Cross embroidery option; name and date embroidery option}

How to Add Embroidery Options to Your Item

1-Click the ‘personalize’ button at the bottom of the product page for any product that offers personalization.

Embroidered Christening Gowns

2-Browse the embroidery options using the plus buttons. You’ll see images of each option. Choose which option you prefer.

Embroidered Christening Gowns

3-Enter characters to be embroidered in the appropriate field.

Embroidered Christening Gowns

4-Select desired thread color.

Embroidered Christening Gowns

Embroidered Christening Accessories

{Embroidery thread colors at One Small Child}

5-Select the placement of your embroidery as indicated in the picture on the left of the screen.

Embroidered Christening Gowns

6-Add any additional embroidery options you desire, keeping in mind there may be space constraints on your product. Be sure to click save when you’ve finished populating all the fields.

Embroidered Christening Gowns

7-Your personalization has been added! It will now show up on the product screen. Be sure to add it to your cart!

Embroidered Christening Gowns

We are excited to offer you these personalization options on so many of our products. Here’s a sneak peek of some fun embroidery options coming soon (we kind of love these embroidered bodysuit bums)!

Personalized Christening Accessories

Summer Styles 2014: Elijah Blue Christening Outfits

What says ‘little boy’ more than blue and overalls? The Elijah is our newest addition to our blue Christening outfits. We love this colorful version of our classic overall christening outfit-the Johnny. A dressy polyester shantung fabric gives the overalls a sophisticated flair. The soft white cotton bodyshirt ensures comfort for your wee one. He’ll be able to move freely in the short sleeves and legs. Covered buttons accent the overalls and an adorable visor beret hat is the perfect finishing touch. This machine washable outfit is adorable and easy to keep clean. We love these bold blue Christening outfits!

Not sure about blue for baby’s main event? The Elijah makes a colorful after-Christening outfit!

Win a Sleeveless Baby Bodysuit 3-Pack with a Free Monogram!

Sleeveless Bodysuit 3-Packs | One Small Child July Giveaway

Sleeveless Baby Bodysuit 3-Pack Giveaway

Our July Giveaway is going to be a quickie! Exactly how did this month zoom by so fast? Oh yeah. It’s SUMMER! Does anyone else find that to be one big juggling act? Let’s talk more about that in a few days.

So, on to the good stuff: we’d love to send you a 3-pack of our luxurious sleeveless baby bodysuits (you can pick from our camisole or sleeveless styles). To sweeten the deal, we’re offering a free monogram embroidery on one of them! Just follow the directions below to enter. Act fast, this giveaway ends in 3 days!

Sleeveless Baby Bodysuits by One Small Child

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Summer Styles 2014: Everleigh Cotton Eyelet Dress


{Everleigh Cotton Eyelet Dress}

We’ve added another summer dress to our baby girl collection–the Everleigh. This bright white cotton eyelet dress is soft and timeless! (Did we mention machine washable?) Puffed sleeves add a feminine touch to the classic A-line structure. This shortie dress ends mid-thigh to upper knee on baby. Perfect for your little crawler! We love how versatile the Everleigh dress is! It’s perfect for summer picnic socials or as a comfy after-event dress. It also makes a sweet and simple Christening, Baptism or LDS blessing dress.
Complete the look with our cotton diaper cover, and pima-cotton camisole bodysuit. Add any of our adorable headbands to accessorize!

Summer Styles 2014: Alex Boys Christening Outfits


{The Alex Christening Outfit is a three-piece set. Includes short cotton romper, waffle-textured vest and visor beret hat.}

We are excited to announce another addition to our summer boys Christening outfitsthe Alex! This stately three-piece set is perfect for your little tiger! A subtle texture gives masculine variety to a classic three-button vest–layered comfortably over a soft cotton romper. Satin-covered buttons finish the vest and accent the beret. Short sleeves and legs keep baby cool and comfortable on his big day. Top it all off with an adorable visor beret hat! The Alex is a classic outfit that is sure to be a hit at your baby’s Christening event!

Complete his look with our pima sleeveless bodysuit, waffle textured socks and poly-cotton oxford shoes.

Summer Styles 2014: Strawberry Baby Girl Summer Dresses

We are so excited to offer this adorable Strawberry Outfit to kick off our line of baby girl summer dresses! This cute little A-line is quickly becoming a staff and customer favorite! Made from strawberry print cotton, it’s perfect for keeping baby comfy during summer play! Design features include pretty puffed sleeves and a simple A-line cut. Perfect for your mobile baby, this shortie dress ends mid-thigh to upper knee. Frilly red ruffles on the cotton diaper cover peek out under the dress. Top it all off with a petite bow headband made with a thin, comfy elastic.  The icing on the cake: this outfit is machine washable!

Baby Girl Summer Dresses from One Small Child

{The three-piece Strawberry set includes dress, diaper cover and bow headband.}

Baby Girl Red Moccasins (Preview) from One Small Child

{Psst. Here’s a sneak peek at our moccs. Coming soon!}

Happy Fourth of July from One Small Child


Holiday Fun: Family Fourth of July Activities Pinterest Roundup

Are you looking forward to all the Independence Day celebrations as much as I am this year? It’s always fun to get together with family. My family loves to play games, do crafts and watch the fun firework displays. It’s a time that we can all get together and catch up with each other.

I have been in charge of my family party on the Fourth of July for several years now, and I needed a few new Fourth of July activities for all the kids this year. I have to entertain every age from toddler to teen, which can be challenging! Not to mention I’m short on time to prepare, and I really don’t want to break the bank. So I went searching on Pinterest and found some great ideas for kids of all ages. (Are you following us on Pinterest?) Most are very inexpensive and simple to prepare. I wanted to include a craft, at least one thinking activity and a couple ‘get up and move’ activities for each age group. Here’s what I came up with:

Fourth of July Activities for Toddlers

Let’s start with the little ones: I picked a straw fireworks paint activity for their craft from For their thinking activity, I chose a simple felt build-a-flag activity from The get up and move activities are water bottle bowling from and an awesome hand and foot-print flag from (Wouldn’t this be fun to involve all the kids and compare the flags as they grow each year?)


Fourth of July Activities for Kids

Next up is the kiddos. I chose a fun can wind catcher for their craft from I scored with this free printable patriotic bingo from for their thinking game. And for their get up and move activities, I chose a simple water bottle ring toss from and fun can-do stilts from (To simplify decorating the cans, I may have construction paper to wrap the cans, and use star stickers instead of trying to let the kids paint the metal and let it dry, etc. Crepe paper would also be a less expensive alternative to ribbons for the wind-catcher.)


Fourth of July Activities for Pre-teens and Teens

Now for the older kids. I’ve planned on all these activities at least entertaining the pre-teen kids, and I’m hoping the teens will jump in and enjoy them as well. I chose ribbon dancers for their craft (A little juvenile for a teen, I know. But their “not into crafts” anyway, yeah?) from I’ll use crepe paper for these as well. Their thinking activity is a word search from (I might also do a Declaration of Independence matching game I saw briefly on that would be more challenging for the older kids.) Their get up and move activities are a balloon dart game from and a fun scavenger hunt from Whew! Glad that’s all figured out!


The Challenge

Okay, here’s the monkey wrench. There is a very large, very fun fireworks display that is about 45 minutes away from our small town. After a day of food and fun activities, it’s always fun to go watch this particular firework display. However, we need to show up to claim our spot on the nice soft grass reasonably early. Otherwise we will end up with sleepy kids laying on asphalt or a big tree blocking our view. So, I need a few Fourth of July activities to take along, so the kids are entertained while we wait for the big firework show. Can I just say, Pinterest is a lifesaver? I saw this awesome pin from that is perfect! These games don’t take up a lot of travel space, and they’re very inexpensive. It’s nice that you don’t have to worry about something getting broken or left behind when packing away all the sleepy kids. (Honestly, I’ll probably end up tossing them in the trash on the way out.)


I’m excited to try out all these fun Fourth of July activities this year! I’d love your input! Have you tried any of them? Do you have any other fun Independence Day games or tips?

Summer Styles 2014: Charles Silk Boys Christening Outfit

Summer is in full swing! Between swimming, popsicles and bike rides, we’re busy adding some great new summer styles! First up is our fabulous Charles Silk Boys Christening Outfit: Made from 100% silk dupioni, giving it a rich pearl white shade. The robust design features a classic shirt collar, cuffed sleeves and legs with covered button accents. The lightweight fabric, short sleeves and legs are perfect for summer weather. This two-piece set includes the silk boys Christening romper and matching beret style hat. Snag this dignified outfit for your handsome little gentleman this summer!



{Charles Silk Boys Christening Outfit Details}

To complete the look we suggest: our Monogram Sleeveless Bodysuit, our Triple Roll Socks, our Silk Booties and our My Christening Day Bib in silk.

From the Trenches: How to Fly with Toddlers

Recently we took our 4 kids, (9 yrs, 4 yrs, 18 months, and 3 months), on a trip to visit family. The trip included 6 hours on a plane, including a 2 hour layover in between flights. I was desperate to find activities for my 18 month old.  I went to the wonderful world of Pinterest to search for genius ideas on how to fly with toddlers, as well as asking advice from friends and family.

First- this was one of our FAVORITES!  Super simple and inexpensive.  I purchased fun buttons and a sandwich container.  I cut a hole large enough for the buttons and kept the buttons in a bag in the container to pull out when we were ready to play.   He loved placing the buttons in the hole and this activity saved us from a few melt downs.


I found this activity at a local book store.  It came with many different color shoe laces and a few different boards to thread.   While my 18 month old didn’t quite enjoy this like I thought,  my four-year old loved it.


This was the best one yet!   My friend had this in her church bag and when I saw it I knew I needed it as well.    This was super simple and an ingenious idea.

Take a spice jar with the larger holes on top, and cut pipe cleaners to fit the length of the jar.

  My 18 month old loved this.  He would pull out all the pipe cleaners and put them in one by one.


Last but not least, this snack kit that I found on Pinterest was awesome.  Even the flight attendants stopped to look at them and commented that they wanted some for themselves on long flights.


I packed a few sweet snacks but tried to keep it healthier by packing crackers, jerky, nuts, and granola bars.   You want more high protein snacks to help have fewer melt-downs.

Since our trip I have used these ideas at church and it has helped tremendously to keep my little ones quiet and entertained.

What things have you tried?

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