My 10 month old boy licks my face,especially my nose when i bring him close to my face.

He does this only to me. But i am concerned. i tried to distract him when he licks but he thinks of it as fun and repeatedly does that.Is this normal?

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    Was normal for our daughters.
    – A E
    Oct 13, 2015 at 18:19

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Genuinely, not an issue. Don't worry. He's having fun, he probably thinks that it's kissing or something. It's very normal for children to be more physically affectionate with their mother.

  • It sounds to me like a way to get a reaction out of her, not to show affection. Do you have any references to show this is normal behavior?
    – user11394
    Sep 11, 2015 at 1:24
  • No, because searching is hard for that ;-). You're right, the comment is mostly anecdotal; I know many parents and children's workers and they say that at that age it's very normal for such things. And you're right, if there's a reaction that will certainly exacerbate the behaviour. Sep 11, 2015 at 8:40
  • I can only second that. I always liked that, when my daughter did that, I thought it was fun, too. She is now a year old and does not do it any more.
    – martin
    Sep 11, 2015 at 10:48
  • At ten months normal is a very broad curve
    – Spacemoose
    Sep 11, 2015 at 16:24

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