My 25 month old DD has been attending daycare twice a week for almost a year now (September). We are going through the dreaded winter sickness atm. She is bringing home some bad bugs (that she shares with me and DH ) and always seems to be sick other times of the year also. I know this is normal, I can handle a bit of a sniffle, but not the infections she brings home. She has an ear infection that we just can't get rid of atm - 7 weeks now... I have a baby due via c-section in 4-5 weeks and I am getting quite anxious about DD passing on her infections as life is hard enough with a newborn, let along a sick one!
What did you do with your toddler before birth and during the newborn stage and daycare (particularly for winter babies)? I have seriously thought about pulling her out completely, but she just loves it and gets so much out of it. I have been recommended to have a break for 2 weeks before c-section at least by an OB and friend. Do daycare usually allow a break - say a month or even more if we continue to pay (to hold her place).