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To judge a woman smoking whilst wearing a sling?

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RatherBeCrazy Wed 21-Sep-16 16:02:51

In a shopping centre car park, I got to my car just as two women were getting out of their car. One baby in a pushchair, presumably another still in the car. One of the women was putting on a wrap sling. I smiled. Then when she finished, both women lit up fags. AIBU to think that's bad as the smoke will definitely be on the sling, that the poor baby will then be wrapped in?!

IWouldLikeToSeeTheseMangoes Wed 21-Sep-16 16:12:37

Yuk that's pretty vile I would judge too. If she honestly couldn't wait you would think could at the very least have done it before putting the sling on although smoke will still be clinging on her clothes. But I personally hate seeing people smoke near babies and children.

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Wed 21-Sep-16 16:21:35

To judge is human nature.

You may get a roasting by posting about it though.

Mishegoss Wed 21-Sep-16 16:22:14

Gross. Judge away.

Only1scoop Wed 21-Sep-16 16:22:43

I'd think it pretty grim if I'm totally honest.
Brave Op

ALemonyPea Wed 21-Sep-16 16:23:53

I'd have judged as well.

TwentyCups Wed 21-Sep-16 16:24:30

I think everyone knows this is less than ideal really.
Not sure what posting on here will cause other than an argument probably.

icedgem85 Wed 21-Sep-16 16:24:33

yanbu. That's completely vile. I can't believe any mother would disagree! Poor kid.

SpaceDinosaur Wed 21-Sep-16 16:26:27

Utterly disgusting but I judge anyone who smokes whilst pregnant, around babies or children.

purplefizz26 Wed 21-Sep-16 16:27:18

Don't care what anybody says, that is disgusting, selfish and completely unnecessary behaviour.

I think smoking in somebody else's personal space should be illegal, and classed as neglectful where children who aren't given a choice to move are concerned.

Yes years ago 'everybody' did it but the health facts are clear as day now. I will never understand anybody who deliberately smokes that close to a child.

Oysterbabe Wed 21-Sep-16 16:29:30

When I read the title I was thinking, poor woman has broken her arm give her a break!

But yanbu. That's disgusting.

RatherBeCrazy Wed 21-Sep-16 16:31:43

oysterbabe ha! I'm not that mean! I am an ex smoker and I understand how hard it is to quit, but don't understand the logic of putting the sling on first and then lighting up confused

mummyto2monkeys Wed 21-Sep-16 17:03:07

Disgusting, although not uncommon, I think its just as bad to see parents smoking whilst pushing baby in pram and especially seeing pregnant Mothers smoking. I don't think that there is any excuse at all for it, the dangers of passive smoking are well publicised! I have nothing against adults choosing to smoke, but infants and children are being forced into smoking albeit passively. They don't get to choose. My Dad smoked growing up and I hated it, I felt physically ill and my eyes would stream and my breathing struggle. I would beg him to stop smoking and refused to leave my room if my Dad was smoking in the house. Yet the smoke always travelled up, I would wake up choking on the smoke. Yet I was lucky, both of my brothers had asthma because of my Dads smoking!

I married a smoker and as a result of sleeping next to a smoker every night, I developed adult onset asthma. I never allowed my husband to smoke in the house or in front of me, but my g.p said that the toxins he was breathing out in bed next to me were causing my asthma. My husband stopped and has been smoke free for years now! I have went from asthma attacks frequently overnight, to no attacks unless triggered by allergies.

If sleeping next to a smoker who always smoked outdoors yet never in front of me, causes adult onset asthma in me. I dread to think what these women's selfish behaviour is doing to the immature lungs of their infants.

Minesril Wed 21-Sep-16 17:04:08

I judge everyone who smokes, full stop...

Agree that you have to be a very special kind of stupid to smoke with a child in a sling.

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