Well, not really. But that IS a funny idea!
Our “infant” Sadie, a 5-month-old Brittany, took to the water with grace and good cheer, which is normally not the case when a human infant is dropped in the church dunk tank (or sprinkled) in front of a few hundred strangers!
Being her first time in the pool, it was a baptism, if in the secular, not spiritual sense. Beyond a mere style statement, the life jacket is to preserve her mortal being, not her immortal soul.
Maybe if we’d blessed the water first?
The Faith Deconstructed category offers an occasionally thoughtful, sometimes glib, always faithful look at today’s Christianity, from the perspective of a reformed skeptic.