Baptism of infants

When did the early church start infant baptism? There does not seem to say much directly about baptizing infants in the Bible. A baptist friend of mine is really hung up on not baptizing infants.

There is no reason to believe that the early church delayed the baptizing of infants after Jesus instructed his church to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).  There is, after all, nothing limiting in Jesus’ directive to baptize.

The rejection of infant baptism is often coupled with wrong ideas regarding original sin and the origin of faith.  A “Light for our path” column from last year addressed these and other issues.  This link will take you to that column.  God bless your discussions with your friend!