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    What would you do? Am I over cautious or is hubby being flippant?

    Ds1 toddler is home sick from daycare today. He is coughing and sounds a croakey but there is no snot. I think he is at the tail end of a cold as he had a runny nose last week.

    I was pondering what to do with ds1 today and Hubby said I should take him to the park (outdoor playground). I replied I can't do that as he is sick. Hubby replied "no one else will be there." My response: "his germy hands will be all over the equipment!." Hubby: "he is probably not contagious anymore."

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    I wouldn't take him because he is sick, but I would say his germs will probably mingle with the eleventy bakjillion germs that are probably already partying on that equipment.

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    Id take him, I wouldnt encourage playing with other kids but perhaps you can take a ball for him to kick around or something?

    There would already be so so many germs on the playground equipment as it is.

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    I wouldn't take him, its not fair on other kids that come along and play on that same equipment then pick up your child's illness. I took my son to a park last week and overheard a mum saying her twin boys didn't go to daycare that day cause they were sick but yet here they were coughing and had snotty noses playing on everything and with other children, i went over and got my son and left with him in hysterics of course cause he had only been there ten minutes, nothing bugs me more than inconsiderate parents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    Id take him, I wouldnt encourage playing with other kids but perhaps you can take a ball for him to kick around or something?

    There would already be so so many germs on the playground equipment as it is.

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    Good idea... I could take him to the oval and let him kick a ball. There are never any kids on the oval during the day and he won't be touching anything..

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    Is he going stir-crazy? If so I would take him. If he's at the tail end of a cold he's probably not contagious.

    If he doesn't *need* to get out, I would keep him home, but only for the fact that he would probably feel better quicker with a nice rest day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angels4me View Post
    I wouldn't take him, its not fair on other kids that come along and play on that same equipment then pick up your child's illness. I took my son to a park last week and overheard a mum saying her twin boys didn't go to daycare that day cause they were sick but yet here they were coughing and had snotty noses playing on everything and with other children, i went over and got my son and left with him in hysterics of course cause he had only been there ten minutes, nothing bugs me more than inconsiderate parents.
    It's definitely inconsiderate to let your sick child play with other children but the equipment I dont really see a huge problem with...(and thats coming from a mother of a child with issues with his immune system). Everywhere you go, there are germs on things -shopping trolleys, hand rails, supermarkets etc. Unless a parent is encouraging their sick kid to play with others, if the playground is empty, i see no issue.

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    If it was a quiet park and no one else was there I would take him

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    I think it's pretty extreme to stay home just for a cold. I still go to the supermarket or to work when I have a very mild cold and touch shopping trolleys, train seats etc.

    The world is full if germs, as long as you don't go out of your way to cough on somebody's face, I wouldn't call this inconsiderate.

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    I would go to quiet park no problem


 

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