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It's actually a pretty common practice in East Asia that originated in 3rd Century China. The custom is called "抓周" in Chinese (選び取り in Japanese and 돌잡이 in Korean).
Missing in Action, Thanks for that information. I had suspected, it may have originated in China. Now, you've given me some confirmation and, I will research further into the tradition.
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