I was watching random videos on YouTube and I saw two siblings (boy and a girl) kissing on the lips. They're about 3 and 4 years old. I thought it was cute and sweet but does it get to a point where it's not appropriate anymore? Or is it okay even if they're adults?I am an only child and I only have one kid so I am not sure what's my opinion on this.

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I definitely think theres an age it isnt okay but not 3 and 4. I have 2 boys and they kiss me and each other on the lips, usually good night type thing. I figure itll just die down naturally as they get older.... but I would say maybe when they are over 6 I would stop it and just stick to hugging. This made me think tho I dont know if you've ever seen a Facebook ad it's like for matching pjs or something like that the parents are looking at their girl and boy kissing and laughing, the kids are like 5ish. Looks weird to me honestly lol so... I dont know 

Nope, not weird at all unless they’re like teenagers. Not everything has to be sexual! I will kiss my kids on the lips until they are uncomfortable with it. My daughter who’s 4 kisses my 5 month old son on the lips everyday. Regardless of kissing, if she’s sick, he’ll probably get it anyway. 

I came to say kissing on the lips is for lovers, but it looks like I'm the minority here!We teach our kids to kiss on the cheek cause it really grosses me out when my in laws try to kiss them on the lips. My main concern is the spread of cold sores, but I also just think it's unnecessary. Maybe I'm a prude  
In my family we always kissed on the cheek so for me, the lip kissing with family is weird. Hubby’s family lip kisses and I always try to dodge them at the last minute and turn my head. My daughter was taught by the daycare to kiss on the cheek as she and her girl friend were too lovey dovey and the daycare lady wanted a stop to it. Apparently the mouth kissing and hugging was all day long. This was when she was 12 months to age 2. Either way, we are careful with hand washing and spreading cold sores and flu bugs so it’s a no no for me. Even my husband and I will kiss each other on the cheek instead if one of us is sick to avoid infecting the other. We rarely have colds that pass through all of us so I think it does make a difference. 
I came to say kissing on the lips is for lovers, but it looks like I'm the minority here!We teach our kids to kiss on the cheek cause it really grosses me out when my in laws try to kiss them on the lips. My main concern is the spread of cold sores, but I also just think it's unnecessary. Maybe I'm a prude  
No I agree with you. I’ll kiss my son, but he’s like 6 months old, and I’ll probably stop by the time he’s a toddler. If anyone else were to kiss his lips, even my closest family I would think it to be really weird. If i had 2 kids young in age that did that it would be okay depending on age, but if that caused my in-laws to do it as well I would probably encourage the kiss on the cheek thing too. 
A similar thread was on here a few months ago and I was (happily?) surprised by how many adults on the board kiss their parents and siblings on the lips. It was the far, far majority that said they do this and that kissing on the lips doesn’t have to be a sexual thing. I agree with that but I am super uncomfortable with the thought of kissing my adult family members on the lips. We just don’t do it. If you do, I don’t think there anything wrong with it, it’s just not for me. I will let my DD make the call on when she wants to stop kissing me on the lips.
Ive always thought it's weird but my family was never huggers/kissers. I kiss my daughter but not on the lips. For me one reason is spread illnesses even more. 
It's the same for me too. No huggers/kissers in the fam. I do hug/kiss DS but I feel that I will stop once he tells me to.
I definitely think theres an age it isnt okay but not 3 and 4. I have 2 boys and they kiss me and each other on the lips, usually good night type thing. I figure itll just die down naturally as they get older.... but I would say maybe when they are over 6 I would stop it and just stick to hugging. This made me think tho I dont know if you've ever seen a Facebook ad it's like for matching pjs or something like that the parents are looking at their girl and boy kissing and laughing, the kids are like 5ish. Looks weird to me honestly lol so... I dont know 
I think I saw that ad but since they're still kids, I didn't really think too much of it. That's what I'm wondering - like when does it get kind of weird... As I've said, no huggers/kissers in my fam so I don't really know.

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