My thing is that WE all understand the risks from a baby BP is small. Yes, WE as reptile people understand that.
BUT normal general public does not and frankly I can just imagine a child being bitten by a "python" and the uneducated parent FREAKING out.
Personally, I would rather avoid those problems with handicapped children and any children under the ages of 10. I just prefer not to allow actual holding. But teaching and petting I love to do with kids and help them learn.