the smell of smoke question

CoreyAnn - posted on 12/01/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I HATE cigerettes, you won't meet someone else who hates them more than me, but I have a question about the smell of smoke. I always keep my baby away from smoke, however her grandma smokes, but not anywheres around the baby, however my car broke and until I can fix it my mom has offered to drive us around if my husband has the other car. Anyways, even though she doesn't smoke with the baby around, her car reaks of smoke and I don't want to put my baby in the car. Is the lingering smell of smoke harmful even if she didn't smoke in the car for awhile before hand? I know that the nicotine will cling to fabrics and absorb into the skin, but my daughter won't be actually touching the seat because she will be in her car seat that I will put in. If there is any harm I will not allow my daughter in that car, does anyone know? Thanks!

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CoreyAnn - posted on 12/02/2009

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I knew about the clothes thing too, however I was just wondering about it because she's in her car seat that I would be putting in right then and that hasn't been contaminated by smoke. Although April I have to agree with you when you said fumes are fumes, I'm not going to put her in her car, we'll just be house bound for a while lol. Ugh I hate cigerettes!

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I agree with April. My husband smokes occasionally (which I HATE) and our ENT told us he needs to change his clothes and wash up/shower if possible before he touches our daughter (and he does).

April - posted on 12/01/2009

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i'm sorry but andrea is wrong. don't have the link to where i find my info right now but i will post it when i do. fumes are fumes as long as you can smell it you can be harmed.

Andrea - posted on 12/01/2009

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No it will not harm your daughter.. I promise.. We have two kids and my hubby smoke (not in my car) but in his truck and outside.. I also had this concern with my son and daughter.. I went and asked there doctor and he said that the only thing that can harm them is the nicotine off the hands or them licking things and the second hand smoke is the worst for them to be around otherwise there was no harm to them.. hope this is helpful.. Best wishes and take care

April - posted on 12/01/2009

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if the baby can smell the smoke then it can harm her. do not put that baby in her car!

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