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I like to eat some of Rachel's food while I'm feeding her to show her how yummy it is and I like to always taste it first to make sure it tastes normal! Jon doesn't like when I do that because he says I'm contaminating the spoon and her food with my saliva and "germs" and then feeding it to her.
What do you say about this? Should I be using my own spoon? I think she needs to build up her immune system anyway and a little of mommy's saliva won't hurt her.
Ya, you shouldn't do it, just like you shouldn't clean off there pacifiers or bottles with you mouth either. You leave bacteria on it that could maybe cause infections or whatever. I can't remember what exactly but i do remember this in my baby time class when i first had Ryan.
Ha, actually funny thing is is that dogs actually have clean mouths...they are especially good for cleaning cuts. If your dogs licks your baby face that's ok but i don't think i would allow it all the time....babys open there mouths a lot and to me a dog licking inside(well not inside but like on it) the mouth is kind of gross lol
OH LORD... just wait till your hubby sees her licking the floor at the grocery store or something ... Those are the moments to freak a little. She is going to snack on WAY WORSE THINGS! LOL!
THIS exactly is why I don't really think what I do is all that bad!
I think Jon's just a real clean freak and can't stand anything "dirty"....he gets this from his dad. We were out to dinner just last night with his family and Rachel's toy dropped and dh's dad was like "OMG you have to sterilize it, you have to sterilize it!" I personally wouldn't give it back to her without at least cleaning it off or rinse it under water or whatever, but going as far as sterilizing!?! haha
Oh my, if my saliva was the worst thing that entered my kids' mouths we'd be doing great! Andrew nurses, so I figure we share all our germs anyway, so yes, I taste off his spoon before he does to make sure it isn't too hot. He sometimes gets little tastes of my food off my spoon, too, and drinks of my water. But, I also pull bites of paper, dead leaves, grass, whatever he can get his little hands on out of his mouth everyday. If it touches his hand, it goes in his mouth!
I've heard that about the dog's mouths, too! IDK if I can buy it, though...dog's lick their butts, and probably other dog's butts, too!
Thank you Ryan & Alex's Mom for the beautiful siggy!
It's really not something I want to worry about, but it does look like there's good documentation to believe it might increase risks of tooth decay. But there's no way I'm going to stop kissing my baby. he may just have to get a few cavities...
Psalm 139:13-14 "For you [God] created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made..."
My baby just sat on a pool table eating one of the balls...then he was on the floor in a restaurant with another 7 month old baby touching her face and the floor with his hands...and I eat off his spoon all the time...ppoor kid...with the number of things that he puts in his mouth, being near my saliva is the least of his concerns (and he's only been sick once - for about 5 hours, he had a fever, and then was completely over it by morning)...
yea, I agree that you can go insane trying to keep them in that perfect little bubble so that they are protected from everything...but it just isnt realistic...
I wouldn't worry about it at all
THANK YOU Jaidynsmum for my beautiful siggie
Last edited by fromustobaby; October 7th, 2010 at 06:39 PM.