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    I wouldnt pull the toddler out as you'll likely need the one on one time with the newborn even if its to grab a nap.

    Sickness & daycare are good friends.

    Id just develop a routine of washing hands and wiping faces before touching the baby. And blowing kisses rather than planting big snotty kisses on bub

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What you talking about Willis?
    Sorry, bacterial infections aren't contagious. I made the assumption that an ear infection lasting 7 weeks is bacterial.

    Sorry, 3 days into diet brain no worky so good.

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    I knew what you meant stretched

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    My GP said that children under 2 catch on average on thing a month from day care with a duration of 2 weeks, but the rate at which they catch things reduces by 50% from 2 so you may be in for a bit of an improvement soon. Good luck with the new bub.

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    That's reassuring, thanks 😊

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    I heard somewhere that it's no longer recommended to have children under 6 vaccinated with the flu vax due to several children having severe side-effects from it. Can anyone validate this information?

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    The lady that did DD's vac said a few years ago there were children getting quite sick from the vax they were using, she said it never should have been used on children and they no longer use it.

    The vax DD had contained no live virus, she said she will not get sick at all from it and she hasn't, hopefully it prevents her from at least getting some bugs.

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    OP if you intend to breastfeed your newborn, that will offer them some protection from illness-basically, if you are exposed to a sickness from your older child, your body (with it's fully developed immune system) will start to produce antibodies to help you fight off any those illnesses-when you are breastfeeding, these antibodies go into your bub and offer them protection from infection too You can also offer breastmilk to your older child if you aren't bf- in a smoothie is a good idea (if you can express)
    Otherwise probiotics are a good idea! Especially drinks like water kefir.
    I would definitively go the flu shot too. There is one brand not prescribed for children under 6 but the other is perfectly safe for kids as a PP said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fina14 View Post
    I heard somewhere that it's no longer recommended to have children under 6 vaccinated with the flu vax due to several children having severe side-effects from it. Can anyone validate this information?
    When DS had his 12m shots recently we were waiting by the fridge with all the boxes in there. There was a flu vax that had "Not for children under 6" written in black pen over the box of them and then another flu vax next to it without that. So from that I'm just assuming it's a specific vax, not all flu vax.

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    From the govt immunise website:

    Flu vaccines are safe and have been used in children around the world and in Australia for many years. All vaccines currently available in Australia must pass stringent safety testing before being approved for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

    Specific brands of flu vaccine are registered with the TGA for use in children - and some flu vaccines should not be used for certain age groups of children.

    Since late 2010, bioCSL Fluvax® has not been registered for use in children aged less than 5 years because it causes unacceptably high rates of adverse events, specifically fevers and febrile convulsions, in children of this age.

    BioCSL Fluvax® is approved for use in persons aged 5 years and older; however, the TGA and the Product Information for bioCSL Fluvax® advise that this vaccine should only be used in children aged 5 to under 9 years based on careful consideration of potential benefits and risks to the individual. ATAGI recommends it not be used in this age group because there are readily available alternative trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines which are much less likely to induce fever. Only if an alternative vaccine is not available should bioCSL Fluvax® be used. Thus, use of bioCSL Fluvax® in children aged 5 to 9 years should only be considered after careful review of the potential benefits and risks.

    The available data indicate that there is a very low risk of fever, which is usually mild and transient, following vaccination with the other vaccine brands: Agrippal®; Fluarix®; Influvac®; and Vaxigrip®. Any of these vaccines can be used in children aged 6 months and older.

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