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    Default Boosting my Sons immunity in a day care setting

    Hi all,

    I have had my son in a day care for 2 days per week for the last year, during this time he has been constantly sick and has spent many days at home. I was told that it would take a while to build up his immunity and that i shouldnt worry too much. Lately every time i have taken him all the children in his room have the worst running noses, full of coughing and just generally look unwell, of course this has affected my little one and he never seems to get well. Doctor says he has viral infection, sinus infections and has had a few rounds of antibiotics for various things. I have come to the decision of pulling him out of care in hopes to build up his immunity more.
    I am wondering if any parents out there who face the same dilemma have any advice? I really am unsure what to do as all the advice i have been given so far has not seemed to help.
    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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    Look forward to hearing what others think. I have just started putting 9 month old dd in creche and I get concerned about having to deal with this.

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    My next step would be a naturopath, i am torn because he obviously enjoys the social side of day care but i cant stand to see him constantly sick. I am planning on giving him 6 months off then trying again.

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    My son's immunity improved dramatically with a multivite, extra vit c, olive leaf extract and a small amount of safe sunlight for vit d.

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    We had the same issues - DD was constantly sick for 18mths at daycare z we ended up swapping to a family daycare and love it. DD has barely been sick since starting 9 mths ago and we had a fantastic winter!

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    I'd be changing centers. I had my daughter in a center she was constantly sick. Once I moved her to a different center she was fine.

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    I would change centres too - I don't believe in keeping every runny nose kid home until it clears, but if they look unwell they are no doubt contagious and shouldn't be there. My DD has intolerances, I have to jump through hoops to keep her their the day if her eyes are puffy from a reaction, they are so strict, which I guess is good.

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    I've got my kids in a multi vitamin and vitamin c suppliment. Dd doesn't suffer near as much as ds. Dd gets colds and runny noses. That's it. I kept her home just one day because she had a slight temp. He cops everything and ends up in anti b's. Ds doesn't even go to day care!!!
    I get dd to sanitize her hands as soon as she arrives home to try and stop the spread.
    Ive heard the first 12mths is the worst.
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    I just battle on with it.

    Yep it's awful and for a while DS got sick every single week. He's now 22 months. It takes a while for them to build up their immunity but for us I've seen a big difference in the last few months. Fingers crossed we're headed for a relatively sick free time at kinder and school.

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    Change centres if you can. Mine rarely got sick . Touch wood x


 

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