If he's too sick for daycare, he's too sick for the playground IMO. My child has asthma so I'm a bit bias though.
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20-05-2014 10:59 #11
20-05-2014 11:05 #12
Being in the outdoors exposed to sunlight the germs will die quickly. If it's teeming with kids I wouldn't.
20-05-2014 11:21 #13
I wouldn't take him, but only because I'd be worried about wearing him out and him taking longer to get well. When mine are at the tail end of illness I take them for a long walk in the stroller. Lets them get fresh air without wearing them out.
20-05-2014 11:22 #14
If he is too sick for daycare he is too sick to be running around anywhere in my opinion.
20-05-2014 11:26 #15
When DD's sick, I avoid taking her to playgrounds/libraries etc. where possible.
If she really wanted to go out, or I really did, then I'd take her anyway. I'd attempt to keep her away from other kids though.
The way I see it, I minimise the spread of viruses where possible, but I'm not going to keep myself and my child at home all day everyday because of it. If I were so cautious as to avoid all likely contagious times, we'd have been at home every day for the past 6 months.
20-05-2014 11:26 #16
My son is often too sick for school (hacking cough, very snotty nose) yet it is absolutely impossible to keep him quiet at home, he'd be running around in the backyard, hypo etc. Being sick does not at all slow him down, so despite the fact that rest is probably best, not all kids make this possible.
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20-05-2014 11:46 #17
20-05-2014 12:05 #18Senior Member
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I keep my kids home tucked up and let them rest while they are sick. They never feel like going out anyways.
I wouldn't take a sick kid to a park....what if there was a tiny new born? Nah. I couldn't do it even if ither ppl do.
20-05-2014 12:18 #19
I wouldn't take him. Hubby probably would. Lol
20-05-2014 12:20 #20
I have taken the kids for a walk to the end of the street and back too, just to get out of the house and let them get some fresh air.
I am another one who gets cranky at people who aren't considerate of others when it comes to potentially spreading their germs. If I get a cold there is a good chance of getting a secondary infection which means a sinus infection, bronchitis or similar. Each morning will be started by a deep, loud and revolting coughing session where I get the pleasure of hacking up lots of yellow/green goo. I will then take a good 2 to 3 weeks to recover from this and may need ABs. It will also trigger a post nasal drip that can last for months. Having a post nasal drip will send me into crazy coughing fits and I will struggle to fall asleep every night because I will be too busy coughing.
If DS or DD gets sick then it means time off work for one of us and all the issues and drama that goes with it (eg, all the extra hours needed to put in when child is recovered to make up the lost productivity).
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