The mother used to dress the baby to send it out to be baptised, and she was at her work as usual its second day. If she happened to go out of the house and lave the baby alone she stuck a needle in its dress or else put the tongs over the cradle.
When the water was being poured on the child's head, it is a good sign if it roars and cries, as this is a sign that it will be a long liver. If it does not cry there is a danger that it will die early in life.
Girls were supposed to be a burden to their parents, and to be useless. This is all changed now in this district.