New Mom Secrets: My Baby Ate My Cigarette Butts!

Suzanne Murray

true mom confessionsIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets (PM me)—we'll never tell.

This Week's Secret:

"I was having a yard sale one day, and had a soda can by my chair. I took my eyes off my 10-month-old son for a second, and the next thing I knew, he was drinking out of the can. It had my cigarette butts in it! He was making the nastiest face imaginable so I raced inside to get something to rinse out his mouth. I felt so terrible! But this experience has convinced me to quit smoking—I don't ever want something like that to happen again." — anonymous

We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!


Has your baby ever done something awful (fallen off the bed, eaten something dangerous) in the one second you weren't watching him?

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Past confessions:

I Took My Baby to a Bar

I Drove My Baby Without a Car Seat

I Forgot My Baby's Name!

I Leave My Twin Babies Home Alone

I Let My Baby Wear a Dirty Diaper

I Wish I Never Had a Baby

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