Don’t let visitors kiss your newborn on the lips!

Don’t let visitors kiss your newborn on the lips!
August 31 13:30 2016

Every parent would know how far they would go for the protection and security of their child, especially with new born babies who are very delicate. New born babies have to be taken care of with extra care but even the simplest of things could prove to be fatal for your child. It could be something as simple as kissing a child that could be the gateway of a disease that will be very painful for you.

Oral herpes is not a very serious matter for adults but for children it can be very dangerous. Most new born babies are immune to such diseases but the ones who aren’t can be affected by it rather easily. Oral herpes can cause cold sores that lead to liver and brain damage and it can result in death. There are some methods you can use to avoid having to face such diseases.

Why is kissing the baby on the mouth dangerous?

Kissing the baby on the mouth is not necessarily dangerous. Parents usually do it all the time but the thing that hurts are the diseases that can spread through it. If the person who kisses the child on the mouth is suffering from cold sores, it can transfer to your baby can cause oral herpes. Herpes can be a very serious disease. It can spread like wildfire among children weather it is from child to child or from an adult to a child. Herpes transfers through the saliva and kissing a baby on the mouth causes exactly that. Among older people it can be transferred through kissing or other means but the chances are reduced drastically. You have to be gentle with children and try to take care of them the best way you can.

How to keep your child safe from most diseases

Keep your child away from cold sores

Parents should try to avoid giving the baby in contact with any person suffering from cold sores. The viruses are very easily transferrable in babies and can be dangerous because they mainly spread through saliva. Better yet, try not to let anyone suffering from any disease kiss your baby. You can also keep your baby away from anyone suffering from cold sores to ensure there is no way the disease can be transferred onto your child. Make sure your child is properly vaccinated as well because it can remove many possible diseases as well.

Wash/Sanitize your hands

Try to make your friends or relatives wash their hands before making contact with the baby. Also, make sure you and your partner keep your hands clean throughout the day. The best way is to keep a moisturizer in a common room so all your guests and you yourself can remain sanitized throughout the day.

Keep visiting the doctor

Even if you provide the perfect environment for your child, a visit to the doctor once in a while never hurts. Keeping your child’s health in check with a professional is important because it provides you with a sense of security and ensures your baby is in good health.

Give your child enough rest

To be strong and healthy as you grow up, it is vital your baby gets enough sleep throughout the course of a day. They might sleep a lot in the first 3 months but that is a good sign. After about 3 months their sleeping patterns will start to change and it will drastically reduce. You should also put your baby to bed on their back as it avoids the risk of SIDS.


You can either choose cloth diapers or the disposable ones. Either way, the important thing is that you wash or dispose of the diaper as soon as possible after the baby’s bowel movement. Doing so can avoid any skin damage or any rashes to the skin.

To conclude, babies are very delicate and must be handled with care and responsibility. As parents, there is no doubt that you do the best you can for your child but sometimes even the simplest of mistakes can prove to be fatal. Something as simple as having someone kiss your child on the mouth can be the cause of oral herpes. Make sure that you take the necessary precautions you need to eliminate any chances of such a disease and also make sure to keep the baby clean at all times to avoid other diseases.



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