So I've gotten a message from my friend today to tell me her DD has been unwell for a couple of days with temps and being off food. She took her to hospital last night as she had broken out in pimples around her mouth and a rash. You guessed it, hand foot and mouth.
This Sunday we are due to go to her nieces christening/1st birthday and she tells me that her DD has been playing with her niece on Tuesday but neice is showing no signs of HFM yet.
Would you even risk taking your 13mo DS to this party? I am reluctant to expose DS to this but I just know they are going to get annoyed if we don't show.
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14-05-2015 09:45 #1
14-05-2015 09:53 #2
I would probably give it until sunday or even monday and if the neice isn't showing symptoms by then I would go. Having said that, you would *hope* that if she was, the parents would be smart enough to postpone the birthday/christening.
14-05-2015 11:07 #3Senior Member
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I *think* it can take between 3 to 7 days to show symptoms from having hfm.
14-05-2015 11:12 #4
nope! steer clear
14-05-2015 12:11 #5
I would go if there are no signs by then, and just give a wide berth. They are going to get HFM at some point in their life.
14-05-2015 12:32 #6
Yep I would go....I wouldn't if it was 'just' a play date, but for a christening I would.
14-05-2015 20:59 #7Senior Member
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No, I definitely wouldn't go. Hand, Foot and Mouth can be EXTREMELY serious. Most people think it's a harmless virus, but we have friends who lost their little girl to that virus. Please don't put your little one at risk.
15-05-2015 07:24 #8
No, I wouldn't go. My DS had HFM around that age and it was awful For him it took 8 days to present and symptoms after being exposed at a bday party. In that time he'd passed it on to his cousin and she ended up in hospy with febrile convulsions from the fever.
If I were you I'd just say that your DS is not well on the day and you don't want to risk bringing him with all the other bubs there.
15-05-2015 07:34 #9
I would go but not take DS. If its possible I'd ask a friend/family member to watch him, or else have one of you stay home with DS and the other go. Not perfect, but I think its a good compromise. HFM is so contagious between kids I wouldn't want my 13 month old anywhere near a break out. Adults can catch it too, but its easier for you to take precautions to not pick up the germs.
15-05-2015 07:43 #10Senior Member
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I would go, but leave my child at home just in case.
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