Sunday, April 4, 2010

Don't Kiss Your Baby

Yes, that's right, mommies and daddies.  Don't kiss your babies.  Because if you do, things are happening that you are totally unaware of.  You are transferring gross disgusting bacteria to your babies.  This article says that kisses on the lips and sharing food can give your baby cavities.  So it's just not candies that are doing it.  Parents across the world are unwittingly passing on Streptococcus mutans, a bacteria that can pass from person to person through the transfer of saliva.  When a baby's teeth first come in, the enamel is very soft and thus susceptible to decay.  The worse news is that the bacteria can thrive for years and affect permanent teeth. 

So this pretty much sucks for parents...especially those who love their babies a little too much.  Ahem, Tina.  Parents can't even kiss your friggin' baby or share food with them.  It definitely makes me think twice about it too.  My poor future kisses for you.  Sorry.  


Laura said...

AH! You just gave Rachel an excuse for her multiple cavities... We're never going to live this one down. Sigh.. Somehow, we're always to blame.

Tara said...

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe that's why Tina's kids are prone to cavities.

Parents are always to blame.

Sarah said...

That's ridiculous.

Everyone should stop doing everything when it comes to babies because if they do anything at all, the babies will grow up to be mutant criminals.

Tina said...

Amen, sister! Babies might not come with a manual, but they come with lots and lots of rules with dos and don'ts.