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Co-sleeping, if you smoke. Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
8th Jul '13

Just read an article that addressed co-sleeping. One part of the article said that women who smoke tobacco should not co-sleep. While I do agree with this on the level that the smoke stays on your clothes/skin/hair/breath after smoking, to say they shouldn't co-sleep AT ALL?
WDYT?

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10858 posts
8th Jul '13

I agree with the article.



Smoking cigarettes is dangerous, on so many levels.

Adriana's Mami♥ +1 Due December 14 (boy); 33 kids; Ontario 3858 posts
8th Jul '13

Personally, I think the parent should at least change their clothes after smoking and before getting into bed. SO smokes and I make him change and wash his hands before getting into bed lol. The smell just makes me sick now that I'm pregnant and I'm sure it could cause issues for an infant.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Adriana's Mami♥ +1:" Personally, I think the parent should at least change their clothes after smoking and before getting ... [snip!] ... getting into bed lol. The smell just makes me sick now that I'm pregnant and I'm sure it could cause issues for an infant."


I'm thinking this too.

.Sweet Dee. 1 child; New York City, NY, Hong Kong 4418 posts
8th Jul '13

If you bathe, change your clothes, and brush your teeth there is no issue. Unless you smoke inside and well, then you're just a dumbass.



I smoke outside and do all of the above before bed. I don't go to bed dirty...whether my child is going to be sleeping with me or not.

Regina Phalange 1 child; 2 angel babies; Poop, Az, United States 390 posts
8th Jul '13

OP would you happen to have the link to this article ??

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45937 posts
status 8th Jul '13

I agree with the article. No matter how much you wash your hands, or your clothes, the smell sticks with you.



3rd hand smoke presents a serious danger to infants.

Munchkin Maker 2 kids; Maryland 733 posts
8th Jul '13
Quoting Regina Phalange:" OP would you happen to have the link to this article ??"


http://neuroanthropology.net/2008/12/21/cosleeping-and-biological-imperatives-why-human-babies-do-not-and-should-not-sleep-alone/
Mentioned throughout this one, honestly I was just looking up benefits of co-sleeping on google lol. It was also in another one I had read on co-sleeping as well.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15342 posts
8th Jul '13

There was a study that found infants who cosleep with mothers who are smokers have an increased rate of SIDS, but a more recent study has found that infants who cosleep regardless of whether or not the mother smokes is at increased risk for SIDS.

Kelsey1987 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 745 posts
8th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" There was a study that found infants who cosleep with mothers who are smokers have an increased rate ... [snip!] ... recent study has found that infants who cosleep regardless of whether or not the mother smokes is at increased risk for SIDS."</blockquote>




My daughter died from sids while she was sleeping with us she was 6 days old my husband smokes but i never have. So maybe that could have been the cause?

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
8th Jul '13

I have NEVER had my children in bed with me when they were infants. My 21 month old crawls in bed with me now, I smoke, but I sleep in my birthday suit

Kelsey1987 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 745 posts
8th Jul '13

Wow my 23 month old hates sleeping me he never has wanted to.

justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
9th Jul '13

I've read more compelling stuff that says formula fed babies should never bedhare. In one year in Milwaukee (the city that made a huge anti bedsharing campaign) every single infant death in an adult bed occurred to a formula fed infants. This has to do with the nighttime behavior of breastfed vs formual fed infants. (more below on this). http://cosleeping.nd.edu/safe-co-sleeping-guidelines/




Overall though - I wish they'd quit referring to bedsharing as cosleeping. Cosleeping means sharing a ROOM...not a bed & is recommended for ALL babies no matter how they are fed or if parents smoke or not. Bedsharing is the ONLY form of cosleeping that has any controversy. Actual room sharing cosleeping is recommend by ALL major health agencies for ALL infants for the safety of the child. So if you have a crib or a bassinet or whatever in your room, YOU COSLEEP. If you have a baby/child in your bed, then you practice a form of cosleeping called bedsharing.




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Quote regarding formula feeding & bedsharing:



7. Why don

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15342 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Kelsey Gilmer:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Amelia Margaret:</b>" There was a study that found infants who ... [snip!] ... while she was sleeping with us she was 6 days old my husband smokes but i never have. So maybe that could have been the cause?"


I'm sure it certainly wasn't the sole cause, if at all. The studies suggest an increased risk but don't point to an actual cause.

Amelia [a Mom] 1 child; 4 angel babies; Tallahassee, Florida 15342 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting justanothamotha:" I've read more compelling stuff that says formula fed babies should never bedhare. In one year in Milwaukee ... [snip!] ... bed or couch, and always be attentive to the infant, carrying or keeping an infant in your mind (as most parents do, anyway);"


Thank you. I had no idea the two terms weren't interchangeable. The more you know!