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    Default Toddler sick getting sick at daycare and baby due soon..

    Hi all,

    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).

    Thanks!

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    I just got DD a flu shot on Thursday and she is having a booster in 4 weeks, it was recommended and it hasn't made her ill. She is nearly 2.5 and daycare has been gruelling, I'm hoping it works, I also started her on pentivite drops.

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    Thanks mokeybear . Good idea to get the flu shot . DD has had hers, I am using the multivitamin and probiotic. Trying to get fruit and veg in as much as is possible with a fussy, teething and sick toddler! Aren't they a worry

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    Daycare can't do much about your child taking a holiday if you continue to pay.

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    Daycare will allow a break as long as you want if you continue to pay. We turned a corner after 12 months and the sickness reduced significantly. Like 90% reduction. He goes 5 days a week. Hope it picks up for you.

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    Infections aren't contagious so don't worry about them being passed on.

    DS was a winter bub and DD was at school. I'd wear him in a stretchy wrap for drop off and pick up, or put a blanket over the capsule if he was sleeping, so kids and parents weren't touching or breathing all over him. When DD got home I would make her change clothes and wash her hands/arms and face. The big thing was teaching her to kiss the top of his head and not his cheeks/nose/mouth.

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    Thanks for your help! I feel a bit better now might have a bit of time off then to give her immune system a break

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    Infections aren't contagious so don't worry about them being passed on.
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    What you talking about Willis?

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    I wouldn't pull my toddler out. That will probably delay her developing an immunity and having a newborn myself the break when toddler is in daycare is bliss. If you are worried if your toddler is sick just don't let them crawl all over bub etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What you talking about Willis?
    I'm guessing that was meant to be ear infections

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