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Do you kiss your baby on the mouth?
January 24, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I Kiss My Baby on the Mouth & I Love It

Posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber on January 24, 2013 

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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?

Replies

  • goddess99
    January 24, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Yes, my baby is now 10 and I still do.

  • MistressMinerva
    January 24, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    When she was that little I did. Not so much now that she is 24...lol. I do with my grandsons.

  • Jenn8604
    January 24, 2013 at 1:27 PM
    I do. Hes 4 and I will till he says he's too old for it. My pastors friend still kisses HIS grown 30+yr old SONS on the lips.
  • delanna6two
    January 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    on the check or head

  • swthrt737
    January 24, 2013 at 2:19 PM
    Certainly yes!
  • auntangelofsix
    January 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM
    Yes
  • Dolphingirl2004
    January 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Yes, me tooo, still do and she is 8 years old!!!!! xoxoxoxo

  • lilbit53009
    January 24, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    yes and i will continue to unless he ever feels uncomfortable

    but i still kiss both my parents on the mouth and i'm almost 27

    i find it weird that people think it's weird to kiss your own kids on the mouth

  • Janet
    by Janet
    January 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM

     I kiss them on the cheek.

  • splatz
    by splatz
    January 24, 2013 at 4:45 PM
    Slobbery baby kisses are the best!

    My SO and I both kiss the kids on the lips. I grew up in a household that never showed affection. So kisses and hugs have always been important to me. I will continue to do so until they won't let me anymore.