I kiss my baby on the mouth and I love it. Love it, love it, love it. I started doing it minutes after my daughter was born, and nine months later, when she's teething and drooly, our make-out sessions are still going strong.
In all honesty, I thought this was something all moms did. Until I did it in front of a friend the other day, and she went: "Oh, you do that?"
"What?" I laughed. "Mouth-kiss my baby?"
"Yeah," she said giggly and disgusted. "I'm not really into that."
"I always do it," I said, karate-chopping a line of drool.
A third mom-friend who was there chimed in, "Oh, I do it, too."
But our one friend wasn't having it. So, clearly all moms aren't mouth-kissers.
My husband has never been a huge fan of planting kisses on our daughter's lips. "Do it," I sometimes tell him. "It feels so good." He'll give her a sweet little peck on her tiny baby kisser, but it's clear he's more into cheek, head, and tummy smooches.
So, what is it? It's not just a dude thing if other moms aren't into it. Personally, I think it's sweet. In fact, it's my very favorite place to kiss my baby. She's even now taken to "giving kisses back", AKA she opens her mouth up wide when I say, "Give mama a kiss" in a high-pitched squeal.
The thing is, I know there will come a time when my daughter isn't as enthusiastic or delighted to kiss me as she is now. There will come a time when mouth-kisses definitely aren't welcomed, and in fact, they'll be weird. That time is very far off, but I'm dreading it. So, I don't know, maybe I'm trying to get as much out of her babyhood as I possibly can. Maybe I want to be as close as humanly possibly right now. Maybe I want to do things that only a mama can/is willing to do to, in some odd way, express my love.
Or maybe I'm just gross.
Do you kiss your baby on the mouth?
by USMCwife0530January 26, 2013 at 5:32 AMSure do! My boys are 4 and 17 months old :)
by DixieFlowerJanuary 26, 2013 at 9:05 AM
I have always kissed my sons on their mouth.
My daughter, who is 9 almost ten told me at the end of Kindergarten that it was weird seeing other moms kiss their kids on the mouths. We'd eased off before this, not because we really thought it was weird, we just grew out of it. She still wanted a mouth kiss at bed time, but she thought it was strange that about half of the kids in her class still mouth kissed. I guess for me, at some point it does become awkward.
Why is it weird once they are school age?
I definitely mouth-kiss my babies. Even my 2 and 3 year olds still kiss me on the mouth. It's not weird yet, but about the time they start school we'll ease off that. My DH doesn't mouth kiss, it's pervy to him. He kisses heads, cheeks,feet, and hands. No bellies, no mouths. For me it is a bonding thing, a closeness that can only be hand by mommy and baby. The best is when they start kissing back of their own free will. My 1 year old is still learning. She leans in with pursed lip and just as I go in for the kiss she opens up and slobbers me! I love it!
by Ms.BlairJanuary 26, 2013 at 1:34 PM
No I Do't?
by naynay76January 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM
i did when my girls were little they are 20,19,13 now but yes i do my grandbabies
yes and my older kids to there's nothing wrong with peck on the lips.
i even give my mom & grandma pecks on the lips.
i think all depends on how u were raised.
My DH dose not give kisses on the lips forehead and cheeks only. his family is not vary affectionate at all.
January 27, 2013 at 6:03 PMCheek only. Me personally, finds mouth kissing w/ a,baby very disgusting. But its your baby, so do as u plz. I dnt knock others for doin it. But if I c anyone, even my mother, mouth kissing my baby, I'll hav a big problem wit that
January 27, 2013 at 8:13 PMMy son is 5 and I still kiss him on the mouth,it feels very natural!I love him,why wouldn't I kiss him? If u r gross than I am compleytely disgusting!lol!