Young mum, Ellie, reminds us why it’s important to ask family and friends who smoke not to do so before visiting your new born baby.
Here are the highlights from Ellie’s vlog:
“Don’t be afraid to talk to other people if you don’t want them to smoke beforehand because even though it might be hard, you might think that people think you’re being over protective, obviously your baby is the most important thing.”
Get help with quitting smoking
Giving up smoking can be hard, but it’s worth it for both you and your baby.
You can speak to your midwife, health visitor, GP or go directly to your local stop smoking service if you are having trouble quitting.
For lots more advice and support, visit the NHS Smokefree website.
You can read more information about about safer sleep advice and smoking below:
- Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of SIDS
- Bed sharing with your baby if you smoke increases the risk of SIDS
This Stoptober, we’re coming together to help young parents call it quits on smoking. As part of this, we’re following young mum, Geneva, on her journey of giving up smoking.