(Closed) Who is 'allowed' to kiss your kid without weirding you out?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

There’s a gravitational pull to your DD’s cheeks that made me kiss my computer screen just now!

JK (but seriously, she is totally kissable)

I don’t have a kid yet, but I totally kiss my friend’s kids… and I’ve even caught myself kissing the babies I take care of in the church nursery. So… I blame the cuteness of babies. They are just kissable.

Post # 3
2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

However, I should add that I don’t just walk around kissing stranger’s babies.  I’m usually friends with the parents or have been caring for the child.

Post # 4
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

My MIL works in the infant room at a daycare, and she ADORES those babies – she talks about them all the time. I think it’s really sweet – since she cares about them so much, I’m sure she takes great care of them, and she looks forward to seeing them every day. Honestly, I don’t think it’s a big deal – you should be glad that your baby’s caretaker loves her that much! Better than her just grabbing the kid out of your arms, right? But yeah, I would draw the line at people other than friends, family, and caretakers kissing my baby.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 6 months ago by  Mrs. Wallaby.
Post # 6
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center

I worked in a daycare so I can relate. Even though the people in the daycare are not your family, you have to remember they watch your baby ALL day, catering to her various needs and playing with her. It might seem strange at first, but the women who work in daycare do it because they love children and taking care of them. They love your daughter, so be happy they’re actually caring for her! I don’t have children of my own so I can’t relate in where the line is for me, but having worked in a daycare I hugged my kiddos (I had 3/4 year olds) all the time, and they hugged me, because I was their teacher and friend. I would take it as a positive thing. 🙂


Post # 7
5663 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

iarebridezilla:  Weeeeell…. I don’t have a kid, but man yours is soooo cute and those CHEEKS! Mwah!

Post # 8
9556 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have to say, I almost always kiss the top of the head if Ii’m holding a baby. So, for me, if they’re close enough to hold the baby – they’re close enough to kiss the baby! This is also a convenient way of thinking about it because as kids get older, you hold them less, and also less appropriate to kiss them all the time!

Post # 10
498 posts
Helper bee


I dont know. I guess if I trust the person enough to be holding the baby they can kiss the baby. One person kissed my child on the mouth and that was jsut too weird to me. I had to say something to the person because I wouldnt even let someone related to my kid do that. And the person was not related to us!!!!!!!

Post # 11
1910 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I would at a daycare and kiss the babes all the time. They’re too cute and sweet! However, once they get to about 3 I don’t. It doesn’t seem as appropriate when they get older. 

Post # 13
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

iarebridezilla:  I would draw the line at random strangers. Like If I had a baby and was taking a walk outside and some random person told me my kid was cute, it would be fine, but then if they leaned down and kissed my child, I would kind of freak out.  I also work at a daycare/preschool and work in the infant classroom in the summers when I am not in school and I kiss those babies ALL the time! You just grow to love them and they ARE SOOOO kissable 🙂 By the way, your baby is SOOO cute!!!

Post # 14
1239 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t really have any thoughts on the kissing thing since I don’t have a kid of my own, but I just wanted to chime and and say…Those Cheeks. They have their own tractor beam! Your baby is vicious cute.

Post # 15
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

That daycare worker spends probably 40+ hours with your kid while you work.  You might not know this woman that you’ve entrusted your baby to but, to your child, this woman is a very vital part of her life.  I’d be glad that my child was receiving affection from a caregiver rather than no affection at all.  Kids need affection and know they are loved.  If you’re not there to do it yourself, be glad someone else is. 


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