By gross - 06/08/2015 17:28 - United States
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Small kids are still figuring out what's "food" and what isnt. And, tbh, of all the non-food things a one year old can reach, dog food comes the closest to food. It's made for eating, and made to smell appealing (the fact that we don't eat it/ think it smells all that great has much more to do with conditioning than objectivity. If you get hungry enough it starts smelling just fine). If the dog is healthy and the food bowl gets washed often enough, it's not a huge deal. Discourage it, obviously, but it's not going to make baby sick. (If it's persistent, maybe switch to a small kibble formula if you can to reduce choking hazard to the kid)
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Even if you don't see anything wrong with it, there's plenty of other places you can kiss a child without passing an intimate boundary
I looked online after I read this, to see the debate and wow was it crazy! People were calling people pedophiles for kissing their kids on the lips. Tons of people sexualize it (yet don't sexualize breastfeeding) and many people just fear the spread of disease such as herpes. I don't understand the sexualization of it, and I only understand the disease spreading if you have such a disease. Other people say it creates a better relationship to show affection and love by kissing your child on the lips as it differentiates the relationship between parent and child vs child and an aunt or uncle who may kiss them on the cheek or forehead. I personally think to each their own, and to do whatever feels comfortable to you and the child. If the child wants to kiss you on the lips, let them. If they don't, then don't. I just wish people would stop bashing people for their parenting skills. As long as the child is not being abused or neglected, it is really no ones business how parents raise their children.
I kiss my son on his lips and his adorable chubby cheeks.I'm his mother and the act shouldn't be looked down upon. in other countries even the men still kids their fathers on the lips. everything is made into a big deal here just like breastfeeding. Next everyone's going to be against kids coming out of their mothers whoohas
Why was your daughter eating dog food??
For the people saying why the baby is kissing her/him in the lips; they're babies! It doesn't matter if they want to kiss you on the lips or cheek! Unless they are like 30 or something then yes it's weird.