Baptismal robes are available for infants, children, and adults. Each robe is made of 100% Superluxe cotton poplin and finished with a metallic galloon neck placket, gold rayon cross sewn onto back, and serged side seams.
The robes are designed to fit very roomy, especially the adult sizes as the robe can be kept as a burial shroud. Most sizes are in stock and will ship within 2-4 days; if you need overnight shipping, please choose "Express Shipping" option and put the date needed by in the special instructions.
Infants--0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12 month, 2T, $75/each
Childrens--3T through size 16, $85/each
Women's size (fits height of 5'-5'6" & chest up to 48"), $105/each
Men's size (fits height of 5'6-6'2" & chest up to 52", $105/each
If you would like a custom-tailored robe, there is a $50 surcharge and delivery time is 4-6 weeks.
I have had several clients ask for information regarding the use of baptismal robes for adult baptisms and here is what I recommend:
The catechumen wears light-colored, comfortable clothing (slacks and shirt for men, pants and blouse for women-skirts are not advisable since they tend to float) to go into the font. When he comes out of the font, the sponsor has a white, terry- cloth robe to cover him. The newly-baptized wears this terry-cloth robe during the chrismation, ablution and tonsure after which the priest recites the prayer of blessing over the baptismal garment while blessing the folded baptismal robe. The newly- illumined then exits to change into white dress clothes (whatever he will wear to the reception) and puts the baptismal robe over these dress clothes, wearing it for the remainder of the service.
We have found several advantages to this method: first, the terry cloth robe is much more modest than a mere bath towel and second, since the baptismal robe does not go into the font, there is no necessity for laundering the robe (which is not recommended for garments which have been submerged in holy water and oil). Thus the robe is ready for the newly-illumined to wear it over his street clothes for the next Sunday Liturgy (and however many subsequent Sundays it is worn according to your own local custom).