+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    75
    Reviews
    0

    Default WWYD - Baby sitting and the common cold

    Just wondering what others would do in this situation...

    I was meant to be looking after my sisters little boy (1 year old) tomorrow for a few hours however he has been sick since the weekend and is still a bit sniffly. I have two little kids of my own and don't want to risk them getting sick.

    I feel bad not looking after him, would he still be contagious?

  2. #2
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    I would definitely still look after him. If he's only a bit sniffly I don't think there's much danger of you catching anything. Your children have a much greater chance of getting sick by playing in the park than anything being passed on through you.
    And if he's been sick all week your sister could probably really do with the break!

  3. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to FearlessLeader For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (26-05-2016),Little Miss Sunshine  (26-05-2016),PinkPrint  (25-05-2016),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (26-05-2016),smallpotatoes  (26-05-2016),twinklify  (26-05-2016),Wise Enough  (26-05-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    75
    Reviews
    0
    Oh sorry I meant he would be coming to my house and my two little kids would be there too and wanting to play with him.

  5. #4
    FearlessLeader's Avatar
    FearlessLeader is offline Winner 2013 - Most Memorable Thread
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    10,724
    Thanks
    2,498
    Thanked
    9,116
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Oh right. I still would probably do it. Just try to get to snot straight away and don't let them share any cups. If he only has a sniffle he'd be deemed well enough to go to child care, so I wouldn't imagine there would be very much risk at all.

  6. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to FearlessLeader For This Useful Post:

    GrabbyCrabby  (26-05-2016),Rose&Aurelia&Hannah  (26-05-2016)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    4,111
    Thanks
    2,897
    Thanked
    3,329
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It's that time of year, you can't protect them from every germ. I would only bail if you had a newborn.

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,868
    Thanks
    5,192
    Thanked
    3,894
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    It's that time of year, you can't protect them from every germ. I would only bail if you had a newborn.
    This.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Rose&Aurelia&Hannah For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (26-05-2016)

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,371
    Thanks
    771
    Thanked
    1,769
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Depends on how unwell he is, and how was the health of my own kids. I have severe asthmatics & a common cold can land them in an ambulance to hospital, so I am quite cautious. 'Just a sniffle' to one child can be quite dangerous to another. If your kids are robust and healthy usually, then I would do it.

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    9,870
    Thanks
    3,034
    Thanked
    5,843
    Reviews
    2
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I would probably still look after him and just be careful in terms of hand hygiene etc.

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,376
    Thanks
    820
    Thanked
    1,101
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Assuming you don't have a newborn or kids with compromised immune systems/other medical conditions I would still look after him. Unfortunately it's the time of year where everyone seems to have continual sniffles/runny noses anyway!

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    420
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    75
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks all!
    I am going to still look after him, hadn't been in this situation before so was unsure.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Baby with a cold - help please!
    By babyla in forum General Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-03-2016, 08:56
  2. WWYD - new job and study or another baby?
    By JR03 in forum Working Hubbers - Employed
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-09-2015, 19:53

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Cots on Bubhub
Looking to buy a cot or bassinet? :: Cot safety checklist :: Local or online nursery shops
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!