Katie Price's fans were quick to comment on the mum-of-five's actions, after she posted a series of candid shots of her and her new goddaughter, Darcy, on Instagram.
The mum-of-five took to Instagram to thank the tot’s parents for choosing her to be godmother, and shared three photos with her 1.2 million followers saying just that.
In the shot, Katie is seen holding the newborn aloft and pouts her lips for a kiss. Alongside the snap, she wrote: 'You can't beat a real love like with your god daughter. Thank you @rosieboys an @jamesbpmboys for believing I'm perfect for the job.'
And while the photo garnered over 10k likes, some eagle-eyed fans were quick to point out the danger Katie was putting the new baby in, sparking a debate on Instagram. One fan wrote: ‘When you suffer from cold sores kissing a baby is not a good idea’, and was swiftly backed up by another commenter saying: ‘was thinking the same thing… certainly never on the lips..x’ 'Exactly,' said another, 'if the virus is passed onto a baby it can be very dangerous'.
While this fan pleaded with the reality star to 'read up on it', saying: 'Don't kiss a newborn.... please read up on this....' Though some fans flew to Katie's defence: 'Technically her lips aren't touching the baby's lips', while another suggested that 'it could just be a pose for the pic'. Another added: 'She isn't even kissing the child and why come on here if you have nothing to do but be negative...' Previous news stories have highlighted the dangers of the herpes virus for newborns
And while coldsores may not prove to be a significant health problem for adults, babies under the age of 6 weeks, have weaker immune systems, meaning that the herpes virus can cause complications. Symptoms are not always easy to spot, but can include drowsiness, fever, not feeding properly, floppiness and unusual crying. What’s your take on the debate? Head to our Facebook page and let us know your thoughts!
Parenting advice, hot topics, best buys and family finance tips delivered straight to your inbox.
Mariana is a lifestyle writer who has written for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life. She joined the Goodto.com team as an intern after completing her journalism MA at City University. After six months spent writing about food, celebrity news, and family trends, Mariana left to write for Healthy Food magazine - but returned in 2017, to join the Future team once again. In her spare time, you’ll find Mariana in the kitchen cooking for her friends.
Move over, mum and dad: kids are turning to grandparents for life advice, a new study finds
Grandparents have a fountain of knowledge and research says grandkids are seeking out their sound advice
By Daniella Gray Published
This is the real reason why babies put everything in their mouth, according to an expert (and no, it's not just because they're teething)
A new survey has revealed the top items babies love to put in their mouths - but the reason why they do it might surprise you.
By Ellie Hutchings Published