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Smoking around baby

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Question: Do you think CPS should be allowed to get involved if a parent is smoking around their baby?

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Yes, its neglectful and dangerous for their health.

No, its no one's business if people smoke in their own home.

Other, because there's always an "other".


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Do you think CPS should be allowed to get involved when a parent smokes around their baby indoors?

I know a woman who is generally a great mom; she feeds her baby on a schedule, takes good care of him, bathes him every day, cuddles him and plays with him, keeps up with his physical therapy and sings to him all the time. But, shes failing him in a big way; she sits at her computer for an hour at a time, a couple of times a day while hes napping and she smokes while shes online... he naps in his bouncer not even a foot away from her chair! She says its okay because smoke travels up, but shes sitting under an AC vent, so its actually blowing on him, and even if she weren't, its still in the air all around the room, travels through the AC return and is expelled from every vent in the house... I wish CPS could get involved and make her smoke outside, like just start showing up randomly to enforce it because if it smells like smoke in the house her baby is being poisoned. I smoke too, but I smoke outside in a hoodie that stays out there and I tie my hair back and put the hood on because I want to protect my baby.

I know CPS can't do anything, but I think they should be able to at least make parents take a class on second hand smoke in children and how dangerous it is. :( Poor baby.


Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Hm Ive seen it in my town quite a bit, than again there certainly could be underlying reasons to which I didn't know about. :) I only care about the cigarettes or the pot if its smoked in a way to where it can affect the children, either by causing the parents to neglect the child, or directing causing issues, such as respritory ( sp?) issues or cancer. You know what I mean lol

Quoting JLS2388:

Crazy as it is, they don't usually take the babies away for pot, even if mom was smoking it while pregnant


Quoting Anonymous:

Ya I do, however I also think that women who smoke during pregnancy should get their kids taken away just like they would if they were smoking pot *even though pot is less harmful*





Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Oh my gosh what a great idea! Maybe I will buy her a video monitor as a gift and give it to her when I bring her the info from the health dept! Thank you :)


Quoting Mystres:

I do not think you can tell her or any one if they can or can not smoke in their own home.

BUT

I do think that she should invest in a baby monitor, and have the baby in its room/playpen ect..... while she smokes. 



Ealane2011
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:17 PM
My parents smoked around my siblings and I growing up. I actually remember when I was really young I tried to hit a lit cigarette that was on the table in my reach. Luckily I blew out on it instead of in because I knew no better. But my parents weren't bad or abusive in any other way. Smoking around kids is terrible but not enough to take them away. I think if CPS could get involved and they threated to take the kids away if the issue continued, more people would not do it which would be great for the kids in that situation.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:18 PM

I think even if they were to just make parents take a class on the dangers of second hand smoke, especially for developing lungs, a huge difference could be made.


Quoting Ealane2011:

My parents smoked around my siblings and I growing up. I actually remember when I was really young I tried to hit a lit cigarette that was on the table in my reach. Luckily I blew out on it instead of in because I knew no better. But my parents weren't bad or abusive in any other way. Smoking around kids is terrible but not enough to take them away. I think if CPS could get involved and they threated to take the kids away if the issue continued, more people would not do it which would be great for the kids in that situation.



tarakay0417
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:19 PM
No. its no ones business if someone smokes in their house.
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RobinBright
by Platinum Member on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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CPS is extreme, and they are already overworked with much more dire cases of neglect and abuse.... I do think that adults who smoke in the presence of children are utter douchebags though, and anyone who can be that selfish needs a lesson in prioroties. 

ninjakids
by Christina on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM
To be fair pot is legal in canada so that could be why ive never heard of it


Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not sure about other places, but I know here in Texas if you go to the ER they do a drug screen, on everyone. If you're pregnant and show a positive for anything that you don't have a Rx for they are required to contact CPS.



Quoting ninjakids:

I dont know what cps is like where you are but i have never once heard of anyone losig their child over pot.





Quoting Anonymous:

Ya I do, however I also think that women who smoke during pregnancy should get their kids taken away just like they would if they were smoking pot *even though pot is less harmful*







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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Honestly, I think it should be legal everywhere. Its not nearly as dangerous as alcohol, and that's legal lol 


Quoting ninjakids:

To be fair pot is legal in canada so that could be why ive never heard of it


Quoting Anonymous:

I'm not sure about other places, but I know here in Texas if you go to the ER they do a drug screen, on everyone. If you're pregnant and show a positive for anything that you don't have a Rx for they are required to contact CPS.



Quoting ninjakids:

I dont know what cps is like where you are but i have never once heard of anyone losig their child over pot.





Quoting Anonymous:

Ya I do, however I also think that women who smoke during pregnancy should get their kids taken away just like they would if they were smoking pot *even though pot is less harmful*









Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:23 PM

I wish I could say ye, but no. Smoking around children is trashy.

gigis1
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 1:23 PM

i say other cause i just.dont.know

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