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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Llangollen Brewery are now hoping they will be able to help 'wet the baby's head' by encouraging Katherine's legions of fans to toast the addition to the family with a refreshing pint of Songbird.
"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. Fingers crossed Chelsea win the league and then we can really celebrate.
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.
I was so flattered, I went home and opened a bottle of bubbly to wet the baby's head!
The objective is to highlight how often people use pubs for special events throughout their lives and ask the question: "Where would we be without the local?'' The main findings of the new research into pub usage were: 75% have celebrated a friend/family birthday 48% have celebrated a life at a wake 48% have had a date 42% have attended a wedding anniversary 36% have 'wet the baby's head' 20% have met their current partner With more local facilities like community halls closing around Britain, the British pub is for many the only facility the community can use.
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.
PARENTS and medics gathered to 'wet the baby's head' on a new pounds 3.8 million Birmingham neonatal unit as it marked its official opening.
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. I sincerely hope if he does have a few celebratory drinks that he doesn't do what one man told me he did: on returning to the ward, a little the worse for wear, he went to kiss his wife and was rather shocked when she screamed at him.
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. Four per cent of the men surveyed nationwide said they had suffered post-natal depression.