dande2129: PeanutR1: drpayne: dande2129: lil fox:
Personally, I say make him do it as punishment.
Your H is an effing idiot for smoking in the house. Why would he do that, especially if you've been a smoke free home until that point?
Third hand smoke does pose a risk, yes. The chemicals that are released when one smokes a cigarettes latches on to the clothing and hands of the smoker and, if said person were to go to your LO, the chemicals can be transferred to your LO's skin/your LO can breathe in those chemicals. If your H insists on smoking, he needs to have a routine for preventative measures but he also needs to know that those are not guaranteed. As long as he smokes, he will pose a larger risk for your LO.
And if having a newborn in the house isn't motivation to quit, I don't know what is.
Oh, everybody chill. For generations, people smoked around their children. (and even while pregnant). Is it generally unhealthy, yes. It is worth making a huge deal over for one cig while baby is not even born yet? Not even close. I'd still yell at him,mbut rewashing everything is a broad overreaction.
LOL. Okay. I'd be livid if someone smoked in my house whether I was pregnant or not. That aside, the issue isn't the one cigarette that he smoked in the house, but the issue of third hand smoke.
agree with everything except PeanutR1...
third hand smoke around a baby is almost like letting them eat out of an ash tray ie they touch clothes with ash, hand goes to mouth, chemicals in ash go into mouth voila third hand smoke...
we wouldn't let anyone who had smoked hold LO unless they changed clothes and washed up first... we still won't let him around smokers; would we be this anal retentive about it if he wasn't at a super increased risk for asthma? maybe not quite as much, but it's still a really big issue for us....
OP: this is a super good reason for your H to stop :) I would have blown a gasket if I had come home to that... make him rewash everything---- great suggestion PP!