Babies and Lemons...this is cute...

@vera5d (4006)
United States
February 15, 2008 3:46pm CST
This video is too cute not to share...babies trying lemons for the first time! http://www.jibjab.com/view/177924 I love it!
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Although the kids are cute, I was rather alarmed in seeing this, knowing that contact with lemons is said to be harmful to the enamel in young children's teeth. Limited exposure such as we see in the video probably won't do much damage, but to be on the safe side, I hope the parents had their babies rinse with an alkaline liquid after posing them for these photos. Brushing after the lemon-sucking would not be a good idea, though, as they need to let the enamel harden again first. Here is an informative link: http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/teeth_and_teeth_care_-_cyh.html Also this is more than anyone probably ever wants to know about teeth in general, but I found it interesting reading, and noted that lemon is mentioned to illustrate what is meant by a corrosive agent. Apparently, too, there is a little mini-epidemic of children destroying their adult teeth due to a habit of prolonged lemon sucking going on, as hard as that is to fathom: http://www.answers.com/topic/tooth?cat=health
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
16 Feb 08
wow...i think you know too much!! though good info to know! what drinks are alkaline liquids? i absolutely hate chemistry, so don't remember too much!
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
16 Feb 08
Lemons are very confusing because although they are acidic enough to destroy tooth enamel, they are at the same time highly alkaline forming when digested. So when we consult a list of acid vs alkaline food sources, lemons are at the top of the "good" list. My choice would be to keep the lemons out of a small child's mouth in the first place, because it would probably quite difficult to get them to rinse afterwards anyway. Probably a little baking soda dissolved in water would work as an mouth rinse. Some dentists recommend Xylitol. A picture is worth 1000 words: http://www.dental--health.com/lemonsucking.html This is why parents should never give infants soda pop. These days it is heartbreaking to see them pouring that junk into baby bottles and giving it to children who are only weeks old.
@shymurl (2768)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Lol I remember when I gave my baby a lemon. It was so funny. Even he laughed.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
16 Feb 08
it is funny to see!
@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
15 Feb 08
Viengsay says,"Thank you!" and I say, "Very cute pictures! Kids are so cute aren't they? Theres not many things that are good for you, eaten as often, that taste as strong, and are as Foreign to our taste-buds as Lemon! Lemons grow wild in South Texas, but the wild ones are not edible. They are very bitter and the fruit is much larger than the regular Lemon and the lemon-peel is 3/4 of an inch thick.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I have always wanted to see a live lemon tree in person...
• United States
15 Feb 08
My avatar was like the baby sitting on the table. She bit into it and then laughed. She likes lemons! LOL
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
16 Feb 08
my son liked lemons for awhile, too...not at all now though! you have a cute baby!
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
16 Feb 08
Ok that was so cute, thanks so much for sharing I am still grinning.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
16 Feb 08
That is just too cute. My roommate says that babies and lemons don't mix, because lemons are sour and babies are sweet, hehe.
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
15 Feb 08
Babies are too cute when they are trying new things. All 4 of mine did the same thing when they tasted a lemon too. To this day they still make faces. It is fun and funny to watch.