A mother has sparked outrage online after she revealed she hates it when her own mother kisses her baby.
According to the mother who is a Mumsnet user, she slammed her mother after she ‘smothered’ her three-month-old granddaughter in kisses and claimed the baby was “covered in saliva.”
She asked the forum if it was unreasonable to “HATE my mother kissing my baby.”
“I didn’t think I would have a problem with people kissing her and I generally don’t.
“But then it comes to my mother and I just can’t stand it. She doesn’t just kiss her a couple of times like other people, she will SMOTHER her in kisses constantly, all over.
“Hair, head, forehead, cheeks, nose, hands (which I particularly hate because they go straight in her mouth) opens up her onesie to blow raspberries on her belly, ‘eats’ her feet.
“I know there’s nothing out of the ordinary here but for me it’s just the amount that she does it. The kissing her all over her face all the time is how myself and my partner kiss her, as she’s our baby!
“I just wish she would calm down a bit.”
“I do feel like my baby’s covered in saliva after every visit and I have to wipe her down afterwards! And we live on the same street so we see her several times a day.”
Most of the responses she got from the forum sided with granny.
One told her that “unless her mother smokes or is drunk” it was unreasonable to criticise her.
“She loves the baby, how wonderful for your child to have that. Stop picking fault.”
Another added: “She’s her granny. That’s what grannies do.”
A third wrote:
“Sorry, but all I think is how lucky your baby is to have a grandparent who loves them so much.
“My mum died shortly before I got pregnant. My twins only have one grandparent, who’s seen them three times in 18 months. I would love them to have a loving grandparent.”
One mum went even further, writing:
“This kind of possessive jealousy makes me so sad – surely you want your child to be loved by other people as much as you love them?”
Health experts warn parents and grandparents against kissing their babies on the lips, as it could give them herpes or meningitis.
Whose side are you on – new mum or grandma?