Friendly Debates with the Danielles: Do You Kiss Your Kiddos on the Lips?

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Welcome to Week 51 of Friendly Debates With The Danielles!

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Kissing Your Children on the Lips:  Yay or Nay? What do YOU say?

I say yay up to a certain age…. what that age is I don’t know yet.

I stinkin love those big slobbery baby kisses….

Alleigh is four years old, Kaelyn is two years old, and Willow is 7 weeks old.  They all get smothered in hugs and kisses every single day by both Dustin and me.

daddy & kaelyn
Dustin giving Kaelyn some sugar.

I want my kids to know they are loved, to feel they are loved, to see they are loved.  And the best way to do that is to shower them with all the love I can.  I figure there will come a day that the lip kisses just naturally stop on their own and when it does I will be perfectly fine with that.  But for now I will kiss them as much as I can.  In fact a few weeks ago I had a rather nasty cold and so I wasn’t giving kisses for a few days…. as I was tucking Alleigh in one of those nights she said to me “Mama I can’t wait til you feel better so I can give you a real kiss again.”  That melted my heart.  But when the lip kisses stop I will continue to give them kisses on the cheek and forehead for as long as they let me and hugs will never ever stop.  They’ll always be my babies.

We missed a little….  hehe.

Do you give your kiddos kisses on the lips?  Why or why not?  Leave a comment or link up and let me know.

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8 Responses to Friendly Debates with the Danielles: Do You Kiss Your Kiddos on the Lips?

  1. Shary says:

    I love kisses. 🙂 I linked up!

  2. danielle thorne says:

    i never knew this was an issue until i had my first baby. all of a sudden people were commenting on it. i thought it was normal with babes. apparently it’s not for everyone. to me it just seems natural you kiss with your lips so they just come back at you with theirs. personally i don’t mind those mouth open slobber drooling baby kisses. little man is just getting past that and i’m going to miss it. although i’m still happy with the little lip smacker kisses i still get.

  3. courtney b says:

    of course i do.. i love kissing my babies.. i dont think its a big deal

  4. Danielle says:

    I think I still kiss my mom on the lips but kiss my Dad on the cheek

  5. Dana says:

    I guess I’ll be the first to say, NO, I don’t kiss my kids on the lips and here’s why. Of course, I love my babies and love to kiss and cuddle them. BUT, I teach them from the start that lip kisses are special and they’re for mama and daddy, or to share “special love” between grownups. It kinda goes along with the later talk about how our bodies are special, etc. That’s not to say that anyone “freaks out” when babies miss when they go to kiss you. We just don’t make a habit of it.

  6. Mary Dailey says:

    I kissed my son like crazy, but never on the lips. Ever wonder why everyone in the house gets the flu or common colds? Why subject your baby or child to something you might pick up at work or anywhere outside of the home? Also, when they start school, they are going to be bringing everything home, causing you to miss work when you get sick. Go ahead and kiss them all you want, but don’t kiss them on the lips. Do you really want to give them a nasty cold or the flu?

  7. Sarah Jane says:

    I have NO problem giving my daughter kisses on the lips or anywhere on her face. When she gives me kisses, it’s often on the lips.

  8. I kiss my 6 month old on the lips but not my older two boys. I don’t know the age cut off but it was definitely before they were school aged.

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