The Service of 'Thanksgiving for the birth of a child' offers an opportunity to do just that. It is a recognition of the gift of your child without the need to make any particular promises about faith and an alternative or the first stage to Baptism.
To have a child baptised is much more than a naming ceremony. Whether it is a child or adult being baptised, the ceremony is really saying that you and your family are committed to following Jesus, putting him at the centre of your lives and undertaking to bring your child up to follow Him as a member of the worshipping community.
The child or adult being baptised is at the beginning of a lifelong journey of faith, with Jesus as their guide and with you and their godparents to help them on their way.