wet the baby's head

wet the baby's head

To celebrate a child's birth by having an alcoholic beverage. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. A toast to my new nephew! Let's wet the baby's head.
See also: head, wet

wet the baby's head

INFORMAL
If you wet the baby's head, you have an alcoholic drink to celebrate the birth of a baby. I had a few drinks on Sunday to wet the baby's head.
See also: head, wet

wet the baby's head

celebrate a baby's birth with a drink, usually an alcoholic one. British informal
See also: head, wet

wet the baby’s ˈhead

(informal) have a drink to celebrate the birth of a baby
See also: head, wet
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For births we wet the baby's head, for deaths we say farewell with a jar, for weddings we toast the bride and groom, for Communions and birthdays we celebrate with a crate of prosecco.
Proud father Noel, who was present at the birth, headed to the nearby Fitz and Firkin pub to wet the baby's head and he revealed that he'd cried at the birth.
Sex is a weapon of mass destruction" Veteran actress Shirley MacLaine "We will definitely be going out with our friends to wet the baby's head.
Mr Bolsenbroek, 23, who lived with his girlfriend, Georgina McGuire, and their days-old baby son, Kianey, had been out celebrating with family and friends to wet the baby's head.
AS the nation looks ahead to the birth of William and Kate''s baby, The Living Room on Grey Street will be encouraging customers in Newcastle to wet the baby's head in style with one of three bespoke Royal baby-themed cocktails.
One of the lads, John Mackie, was celebrating the birth of a new baby this week so we went up to Walthamstow to wet the baby's head.
I wet the baby's head with ten pints of Guinness, three bottles of champagne,and enough shooters to send the Magnificent Seven packing.
but his absence had more to do with a party to wet the baby's head than the common cold currently sweeping the country.
I'm not terribly impressed by this since it's highly likely that the occasion of actually becoming a father will involve another round of lengthy drinking sessions to wet the baby's head.
According to a NOP poll carried out for Bella magazine, half the population agrees it is possible for the father to get depressed after he has wet the baby's head.
They wet the baby's head baby's head with champagne - his favourite is Sainsbury's at around pounds 12 a bottle.
According to an NOP poll, half the population agrees it is possible for the father to get depressed after he has wet the baby's head.
Traditionally, men stood outside the bedroom door and then went to the pub to wet the baby's head.
George said: "I wet the baby's head about six months ago.