Why You Should Never Let Anyone Kiss Your Baby on the Lips Why You Should Never Let Anyone Kiss Your Baby on the Lips
When it comes to protecting your newborn baby from pain, as a parent, you can often be made to feel like you are being... Why You Should Never Let Anyone Kiss Your Baby on the Lips

When it comes to protecting your newborn baby from pain, as a parent, you can often be made to feel like you are being too precious in your overwhelming desire, just to protect your baby.

If your children are sick, they should stay home. You should not send them to kindergartens. They should not kiss and cuddle with other children. Nobody wants to spend a week working from home while caring for vomiting youngsters and still paying for childcare. Also, nobody wants to spend the weekend in bed because, you got it too.

Maybe you think it is nothing that some mothers are silly, that rush off to the doctors every five minutes and wrap their kids in cotton.

But, all you have to do is to read this horror story. This is a story about Claire Henderson from the UK, whose newborn daughter Brooke was kissed on the mouth. She spent five days in hospital after growing the herpes virus on her lips, cheeks and chin.

However, she was having luck. The cold sore virus can be fatal for a baby under three months. There was a case in Queensland just last year, when Mackay baby Eloise Lampton died from it. This happened a few short days after she was born.

Claire Henderson wrote on social media: “The moral of the story is do not let anyone kiss your newborn’s mouth, even if they don’t look like they have a cold sore. And if someone had a cold sore, ask them to stay away until it has gone.”

If you have a cold sore, why would you visit a helpless, defenceless, little newborn? And why would you kiss her? And on the lips, no less?

There is no explanation for this.

For six weeks, that tiny baby does not have the immunity that is necessary in order to fight against most of the germs. To that baby, to that baby’s family, this could be a struggle between life and death.

Not long ago, I tried to visit some good friends who had just had a baby, to be told. Could we possibly wait until after the baby’s six-week shots?

We have to stop looking at this as a new generation of over-protective parents, who are wrapping a child in cotton wool. It should be seen as nothing more than what it is — and that is the right thing to do.

It is your right and your responsibility to give the baby the best chance at life. No one should make you feel guilty for expressing caution.

You should not kiss a newborn baby on the lips. You must not let sick children near a new baby. And if you or your children are not vaccinated, then you should not go for a visit.

When the life of your child is at risk, you should not be polite.


  • La’Tara

    2016-09-09 #1 Author

    Very helpful.


  • Shannon Boone

    2016-09-09 #2 Author

    I am the same way. When my baby was born her father and I were extremely cautious. Everyone that visited were well aware they were not to be near her face and they were to wash their hands and put sanitizer on before holding her. Thank goodness both our families work in the health field and didn’t think we were being too over cautious. A few even chose to wear face masks.


  • Dorotea

    2016-09-09 #3 Author

    Ive always taught my kids to never kiss anyone on the mouth , its always good to teach them this !


  • Brittney Lawrence

    2016-09-10 #4 Author

    I totally agree!!!!!!


  • Jeremy Thomas

    2016-09-10 #5 Author

    Very helpful thank you


  • Zykeya Barton

    2016-09-12 #6 Author

    I didn’t know that new born babies shouldn’t be kissed on the lips. I knew just anybody wasn’t suppose to but I didn’t know it wasn’t ok for the parents not to. Thanks this was very helpful


  • Daisha Jones

    2016-09-28 #7 Author

    Ohh yah I’m very protective of people kissing my son on the lips, family and all! Adults have waaay too many germs in our mouths that babies don’t need to be exposed to. They’re too precious.


  • Quanita Charleston

    2016-09-29 #8 Author

    No way should anyone kiss the baby in the mouth. We all carry different germs that could be harmful to the baby. That’s a big No No for Me.


    • Shannell Felton

      2016-09-30 #9 Author

      My youngest is 2 and I still dont play about my child being kissed on the mouth. Your basically passing germs and children get sick easily! Remember you dont know where peoples mouths been ?


  • Rory Turner

    2016-10-03 #10 Author

    Very helpful, you learn something new everyday!


  • Tenika

    2016-10-06 #11 Author

    How can I get my baby pics on the website


  • Eron

    2016-11-01 #12 Author

    A child’s immune is much weaker than adults, so it is best to keep them home during sick day. As far as kissing a child in the mouth, well lets just say BIG NO NO. I think that is something that the whole world should know, kids or no kids.


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