Silence Children in Church

A little while ago, on my personal twitter stream, I tweeted the following:

At baptism/dedication we welcome children into family of church to spend rest of childhood in a back room while adults do church. Why?

There were a few re-tweets and 2 comments in response – not overwhelming when you consider the millions that are on twitter but interesting nonetheless.  One of the reasons that I asked the question was that the words of welcome we use appear to last for the one service (in some churches anyway!) and wonder why they fall off the radar at a later age.  I do not have a solution but there seems to be a problem that needs solving – off to find resolution.