There are child baptisms in other religions - including of infants. The monumental difference with this religion is the "consequences" of the baptism follow the child well into adolescence and adulthood and provide the basis for being disfellowshipped.
JW‘s used to say that they were not like the Catholic Church in infant baptism. But that’s not true.
In the early 80s I was attending a Catholic Church in Nebraska. A priest where l attended mass said the church would nullify a marriage between young children as they were incapable of giving informed consent to the range of responsibilities that marriage vow required. I asked if on that basis they could rescind my infant baptism. ( l was refused communion for reasons not pertinent here)
But to Steve’s point— Though l was effectively “disfellowshipped” from the Church still l could talk to anyone who wanted to talk to me. At the time it bothered me that l was barred from communion. But the JWconsequences of too-young baptism—as Steve says—a crushing lifetime effect far worse than that of the Catholic Church-and no way out of it.
But think of it: why shouldn’t a person be able to go through a tribunal similar to the Catholic Church’s Marriage Tribunal to nullify a too-young baptism?
— could even charge money for it ( the Church did back then. Processing fees— of course) Exed JWs could buy out of shunning! !!
Maybe l will write the GB a letter.....