On the other hand, I'd like to ask: is it fair to say that not giving communion to infants is a legitimate Western tradition? Or where do you all (anyone who cares to respond) stand on that?
I think the western church stumbled onto something valuable by postponing confirmation and first communion. Nobody remembers anything from their infancy, but older children will always remember their first communion and confirmation. Even some Protestant churches retained some form of confirmation, without considering it a sacrament. Rites of passage are important.
Well, I think at least the eastern churches should maintain their/our tradition of giving infants all three sacraments together.
But having said that, I'm also inclined to think that -- if the Western tradition is ancient and legitimate, which it appears to be -- then why not maintain it as well? (This may be because I'm an LC-gone-Melkite.