For questions about customs and traditions associated with baptism or christening. Baptism is a Christian rite commonly (but not always) performed in infancy.

Baptism is usually carried out in front of witnesses as a public display of faith and obedience. As such, it is deemed an important step in a person's religious life and is therefore recorded in church records, often with witnesses present. Typically involves the use of water. Numerous faiths make use of this practice, but the age at which it is carried out and the format that it takes may differ.