A tense debate has sparked online after a granny was told not to kiss her three-month-old grandson on the forehead – with some branding the parents “ridiculous”.
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A stepnan was made to feel “awful” after kissing her grandson on the forehead.
Post in the popular forum mom netAn anonymous woman explained that her partner’s son and his girlfriend recently visited her with their three-month-old boy.
“As I was holding him, I absent-mindedly kissed his head,” the post reads.
“I was told in no uncertain terms that kissing was a no-no and I felt terrible. They told me that they had already argued with their mother about the issue.
“Obviously I won’t do it again as it’s against her will, but I just wanted to see what other people think of it. I know you shouldn’t kiss babies on the mouth because of HPV, but am I doing something wrong? ?”
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The anonymous grandparent received a slew of reassuring comments from other parents – who branded their partner’s son “ridiculous”.
“You haven’t done anything wrong unless the baby is severely immunocompromised,” wrote one user. “They just sound like hard work, how sad for them. I’m sure they’ll be sad when no one wants to see the baby for fear they might do something wrong.
Another commented: “Seems ridiculous. Most babies and humans benefit from touch and affection.”
However, some people defended the parents, highlighting the health hazards associated with kissing children.
Someone else said, “They don’t want this to be the end. There’s nothing to discuss, their baby, their situation to deal with if the baby gets covid or some other bug… Why would you even consider kissing one? Baby when there are so many bugs running around?
“You knew they were nervous. They have every right to say they are not comfortable with it.”
Another user wrote: “The herpes virus can kill babies so it is not unreasonable for parents that nobody kiss their baby as the risk is not worth it.
“There is still plenty of time for kisses (IF) the child wants them later.
“I despise people (mainly my mother-in-law who ignores my plea not to do it even though she has the virus herself) who even kiss my 3 week old on the forehead, there is no need at all for anyone but me and mine husband to kiss our baby”.
Corresponding Pediatrics EastOne of the most serious risks that can come from kissing babies is the transmission of cold sores, also known as cold sores.
“HSV-1 causes cold sores around the baby’s mouth and can spread to other areas of the body, even the brain,” the organization explains.
“Cold sores are very common in many people, so everyone should be aware of this before kissing a baby. For some, this can result in long-term damage or death.”
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