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    Default Sick children at daycare

    Just a quick question, DS was very sick today with a high fever and a runny nose.
    He's much better this evening, his temp broke in the afternoon and he's been perky ever since but he has a runny nose still.
    None of the other kids in his group are sick at the moment and I can only put it down to the fact that he hasn't been to daycare before and there's germs floating around that the other kids have caught and gotten over already.

    So my question is, should I keep him home tomorrow as well? He's not showing any symptoms otherwise, quite perky and happy and asking if he can go to kindy tomorrow *chuckle*.

    I realise that a lot of parents wouldn't even think twice and would send their kids without questioning it but I honestly don't know what the protocol is for a runny nose! Lol. It's not green or funny coloured either, just clear running that requires a wipe every 20 minutes or so.

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    They say to stay home for 24 hours after a fever with no pain relieving medicine. So I'd keep him home tomorrow. If it were just a runny nose with no fever I'd send him.

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    I usually send my daughter if she is like you described. The centre will always call you if the temp comes back anyway.

    See how he goes overnight.

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    It's really your call. See how he is in the morning and then make your decision

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    Thanks I just wasn't sure if I'd be breaking some childcare etiquette by sending him when I know he's been sick the day before.
    It's literally a 3 minute walk from the front door of my work to the front door of the daycare so if they need me to come and get him I can straight away if needed, I just didn't want to rock up and be one of 'those' parents that don't care about anyone else's kids *chuckle*.

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    If he has a runny nose he is likely to still be contagious. I would see how he is and if in doubt call child care and be guided by their policies.

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    If it was my child i'd keep them home for one extra day, to be sure, but i tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to illness.
    Plenty (probably most) would still send though.

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    I would send him and just tell the carers to call me if he seemed at all out of sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    If it was my child i'd keep them home for one extra day, to be sure, but i tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to illness.
    Plenty (probably most) would still send though.
    Yeah I'm the same. After just being through the most horrendous 3 weeks with each child and DH home with Influenza A, I am definitely more on the cautious side than not

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    Send him in. If they call you with a fever then it's a 24 hr ban at my center, same for a spew 24 hr ban. If he's in good spirits send him in.


 

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