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DON'T KISS YOUR JLITTLE YOUNGSTER ON THE LIPS
A Kiss That Won't Hurt Baby.
By Idah McGlone Gibson.
Never kiss your baby on the
mouth. -Behind its tiny ear or on
the "back of its softly creased neck
are adorable places upon which to
press one's lips. Its dear little
toes seem made for kisses, as does
the center of its tiny hands.
The -idea of a tobacco-smoking
uncle or a gum-chewing aunt
swooping down upon the mouth
of a poor little unoffending and
defenseless baby is not pleasant.
Keep your microbes for older
people if you feel that you must
kiss some one.
Transmit your million-or so of
germs to some one your own size.
Baby's mouth should be wash
ed .out daily with a weak solution
of boracic acid. v This will, per
haps, counteract the trouble made
by some one who kisses the baby
when you are not looking.
There is no telling how many
children have contracted disease,
had their lives wrecked and posi-
bly died through the mouth to
mouth kiss. It is one of the
greatest dangers besetting 3
No baby has ever said it liked
to be kissed. -Indeed, one sees
more babies cry than smile at the
salutation. Most" of us kiss a
baby, frdm the purely selfish de
sire to feel its soft, sweet-smell-'
ing flesh against our lips.
If we musjlf succumb to this de
sire let's remember the poor