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NFR: Third hand smoke

I was reading the post below and saw the info about third hand smoke. I googled it and found some information, but I was wondering how far it extends. For example, DH also has an uncle who smokes. He shows very little interest in any of the younger kids, so I doubt him wanting to hold the baby will be too much of an issue. But what about his aunt who lives in the same home where he smokes and therefore her clothes would have absorbed the secondhand smoke? What about him coming into our home for birthday parties or other family get togethers?

Just wondering how far we need to take it to protect the baby. The info I found on Google most just talks about a smoking home and direct contact with the smoker. This is scary stuff!

Thanks!

BFP#1-7/28/2010, DS-4/11/2011


BFP#2-7/21/2012, MM/C-8/9/2012


BFP#3-11/1/2012, M/C-11/25/2012


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Re: NFR: Third hand smoke

  • I understand your concern but I think you are going to drive yourself crazy if you worry about every thing that could harm your child because there are so many factors that are beyond your control.  Do what you can to protect your child but if you're really trying to keep your baby from anyone that has been exposed to cigarette smoke, you're not going to be able to leave your home and you're going to offend family members by telling them they cannot see your child. 
  • I agree with pp.  Just ask that ppl don't smoke around ur baby and don't visit their houses. But if you knew how much everything is a danger you would never have had a child.  You sound like a great mom.
  • I can understand this problem. 

    My mom smokes, and I'm sorry but everyone who smokes stinks really bad. If/when I'm able to have a child, I don't want my mom, or anyone who smokes to hold the baby. I don't want to hold my baby and have him/her smell like cancer sticks!  

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