Cigarette smoke on clothes dangerous?

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Heather posted this 12 November 2018

My mother in law always smells like smoke when she comes over. I hate it when she holds my 3mo old and worry about it causing her breathing problems. How should I tell my husband without making him upset?

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Katlyn posted this 15 November 2018

Oh that isn't good at all.  You definitely need to talk  to your husband and make a change with this.  Show him the information about why it isn't good for your baby and just be calm and non accusatory during the discussion.  She should at least change her shirt and wash her hands. 

Jean posted this 14 November 2018

It's the kind of thing that you need to stand up on now, otherwise there will be other things she'll do that will worry you and you won't have set a precedent.

Kristine posted this 14 November 2018

Super serious and you should worry about it.  I agree with Charlie that you should look up the info on it and share with your husband so he can see the rational side of it.  You don't have to be mean to her but make the suggestion that she switch shirts or keep one at your house for her so she doesn't have to worry about grabbing one before coming over.  

Charlie posted this 14 November 2018

OMG that would make me crazy with worry.  Maybe look up some information about the dangers and show your husband?

Nicole posted this 13 November 2018

It is your baby and you have every right to worry. You are the mama bear. I would tell her she needs to bring a fresh shirt and not smoke while she is over. Even from her holding the cigarette and then touching your baby can transfer the smallest amount of nicotine to her. I would not worry about upsetting your husband I would be completely considerate and upfront and tell him that if he isn't comfortable telling his mom that you would. You can be completely upfront without being rude and no one needs to get upset. Just word it something like 'I do not want to upset you at all by saying this but I am concerned about you smelling like smoke around our precious baby girl, we don't want her to be exposed to smoke and god forbid develop breathing problems because of it. Can you the next time you come over bring a fresh clean shirt to change into before you hold her?"

Lindsay posted this 13 November 2018

You need to not let her continue handling the baby while smelling like smoke. It is not good for the baby.  Just talk to your husband and be rational and not emotional.  I would have her change shirts when she comes over.