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
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
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
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.
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!
Cheek 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