January 13 the Catholic Mass read about Jesus baptism 30 years old. Jesus baptism has been discussed since the begining of Christianity.
As neonatal death was very common 2000 yeaes ago. the Catholic chruch started the tradition to baptice newborm babies as soon as possible. The church did it to save these newborn from hell. Read more about this issue in https://www.catholic.com/tract/early-teachings-on-infant-baptism
I wanted to baptice my childrens in my Catholic church but were not allowed to do that because I never went to mass at that time. We could have done that in the Protestant church but I and the mother decided that the childrens could do that as adults instead.
Jesus about baptism
according to Matthew 28:19 Jesus said:
” 19 Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,“
What happens if you die and are not baptized as infant?
Catholic.com does not answer on that question but says that “you are not saved” if you are not baptized. Read more in https://www.catholic.com/tract/the-necessity-of-baptism
The pope Benedetto 16 said that we choose to get childrens so we should baptize them as “with the baptism they are protected by God” Read more in the Italian site http://www.santamelania.it
Catholic.com also says “Thus the early Church Fathers wrote in the Nicene Creed (A.D. 381), “We believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.” 1
Only the Witnesses of Jehovah do not practice infant baptism. (read morer in https://www.jwfacts.com/watchtower/baptism.php )
Paedobaptism or infant baptism
As the church regards Jesus as God and therefore his baapticing not a bapticing for the sins, the church started the tradition of paedobaptism. As Jesus baptism was like a paedobaptism despite his documented 30 years of age.
Michael Servetus who was sentenced to death because of heresy, said about paedobaptism:
“It is an invention of the devil, an infernal falsity for the destruction of all Christianity.” ( Source: www.newworldencyclopedia.org/ )
Despite what Jesus said in MAtthew, maybe Jesus hiumself did errors as a small child and wanted therefore to get baptized for the sins made during his youth.