Name: Tom T.
I read the responses about 'dog-germs', but I want to know if I should
prevent the dog from licking the baby. The baby is learning to crawl and
g-d help her, she will catch the poor dog!
Yes, dogs have germs in their mouths but so do humans. So, if you Are
about it, this means you should NOT kiss your baby on the mouth either! I
would not worry too much about it. I am a believer in exposing kids to germs
to build up their immune systems. We spend so much time trying to prevent
germs these days! Kids and dogs have been co-existing for millenia.
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