(Closed) where do you kiss your toddlers?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
631 posts
Busy bee

I have to agree.  While I think it is totally innocent, it creeps me out when family members kiss eachother on the lips.  Ick.

Post # 4
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My niece when i go to kiss her, she tries to kiss me on the lips because that is what she does with her parents.  We’ve sort of explained to her that she can kiss her parents on the lips, but cheek is much better for everyone else.

Post # 5
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We do lips and cheeks, but she’s been more cheeks lately and I’m fine with that. She does cheeks with everyone else. My daughter, when she was 2 or 3, would actually get mad and grab our faces to turn us to do lip kisses. I don’t think anything of it when it’s my daughter kissing me or her dad, but I wouldn’t like it if it was someone else.

My youngest nephew is still in the lips stage and it grosses me out. He tries to kiss my daughter and she turns her head or says no. I think most of it comes down to the kids are lovey and people hate to say no and hurt their feelings or think it’s funny.

Post # 6
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My daughter is only 14 months old and is just learning how to “kiss” on command (she basically just holds her mouth wide open and aims it toward our mouths), but once your kids get to be a certain age you should just kiss them on the cheek. It’s kind of weird to me too to see parents kissing full on children on the mouths.

Post # 7
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

…  I still kiss my parents on the lips.  It’s not weird in my family, but we’re also kinda hippies.  🙂

For our daughter, I think it’s fine if she kisses US on the lips her whole life.  I think it’d be weird if she kissed other people (non-family) on the lips after a certain age.

Post # 8
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Awwwww, the cutest thing ever is to be kissed on the lips by my 20 month old daughter!  She only does it to me, her daddy, and her 2 brothers, but I’m sure it would weird me out a little if she did it to strangers. 

Post # 9
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Whenever it’s a baby/toddler/kid I never think anything of it.  Once they reach puberty it’s kind of weird, but parents are ok.  I don’t really see it that often though, there aren’t many kids around us.

Post # 10
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My cousin is 5 and he still kisses me on the lips. My family is extremely close and we don’t see anything wrong with it. 

Post # 11
16191 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with it, but it always surprises me to see adults kiss their children (of all ages) on the lips. It’s just not how I grew up.

Post # 12
2867 posts
Sugar bee

@Gemstone: @mrstilly: Yeah, I wasn’t raised to kiss people (including parents/siblings) on the mouth.  On the cheek is where I’ll teach my kids.

Post # 13
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My family doesn’t kiss period. I think I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen my mom kiss my dad (they’ve been married for 23 years). It’s just not who we are. It took quite a while to get used to my FH’s family, who all kiss each other on the lips still. But, it really doesn’t bother me with family anymore.

Post # 14
2054 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am TOTALLY uncomfortable with the whole kids/family members kissing on the lips thing…but I didnt grow up in the United States….so it might be a cultural thing. so my kids will be cheek kissers!

Post # 15
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not a huge kisser, but my family always kissed on the mouth. I don’t usually choose to do it myself as I’m not a hugely affectionate person with anyone other than my girlfriend, but it’s not unusual for me to see other family members do it. We’re a pretty affectionate family in general, though. I don’t think it’s inappropriate at all.

Post # 16
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

My family have never kissed on the lips and so I find it weird!

I will not kiss my babies on the lips so they will probably never learn to do it either

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