I feel like we've had a really rough run lately. I have a 1 and 3 year old and in the last 2 months we've had gastro, colds, one uti, and now the flu (and I got the flu despite being vaccinated, most likely because of a new strain going around). We seriously have had about 2 healthy days in the last 6 weeks.
Am I doing something wrong? Or is this just the norm for 2 toddlers?? My kids aren't in childcare so I always was told oh at least your won't get sick all the time.. But I feel like we are!! Does anyone so anything to try to boost your kids immunity or general health?
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31-10-2016 14:12 #1
Are anyone else's kids really sick at the moment??
31-10-2016 14:21 #2
My poor DS is quite sick at the moment with some sort of cold (and the horrid cough that accompanies it). Taking him to the doctor this afternoon as he seems to be getting gradually worse.
He normally only gets common cold type illnesses. I have him on Centrum kids (multivitamin liquid) daily as he doesn't have a very varied diet and needs the extra vitamins that he's not getting from his food.
He's at preschool 3 days a week and he does tend to pick up the odd cold there.
01-11-2016 07:54 #3
I might look into a multivitamin. My kids eat pretty well so I never worried about it in the past but I might try it. Or I was thinking a probiotic.
01-11-2016 08:05 #4
Are anyone else's kids really sick at the moment??
Yeah I don't want to jinx it but we seem to coming out the other end now. since dd2 was about 3 weeks old both my girls (now 1 and almost 4) have been constantly sick, either one or the other or both, particularly dd2, and DH and I off and on. Only 1 bout of gastro, mostly colds and flu, or a cough. Dd2 until past month only had about 2 weeks snot free all up all her young life since she first got sick.
It's been super draining, it's like we all keep passing it onto each other.
DH has had to take so much sick leave, either for himself or to help with me or a sick kid.
Whereas dd1 only had 2 colds and no other illness until the age of two. She had never vomited ever. Dd1 started childcare (but only one day and I never send her when sick) and we go out a lot to where lots of other kids are, so I feel guilty about how sick dd2 has been.
But fingers crossed it's passing and and she'll have a super immune system.
I think it's normal with 2 little ones, trying to stop germs and have good infection control is almost impossible.
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01-11-2016 08:15 #5
I'd hate to think how many bottles of panadol and nurofen we've gone through. I'm worried the chemist thinks I'm drugging these kids!
01-11-2016 09:15 #6Senior Member
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We've also had a horror few months with DD where she was constantly sick with colds and coughs. Her cough got so bad she'd had it for weeks and she was waking all night coughing (at its worst every 5-10 minutes). I had been to the gp 3 times to be fobbed off with oh it's just another cold. After I saw the gp the last time I contacted our paed who saw her the next day and said she had a chest infection and put her on antibiotics and steroids and bam the next day she was already heaps better he also said her spleen was enlarged from having so many infections and suggested we keep her out of childcare for a couple of weeks to recover.
It settled down a bit after that but then a few weeks ago she got her first ear infection and last week she had conjunctivitis and then got gastro on the weekend. I've never been so sick as the past few months too. Am hoping next winter is better!
01-11-2016 09:22 #7
Mine have picked up the odd cough and cold or 24 hr virus and temp but touch wood nothing more serious. I think the multivites and probiotics plus Armaforce I give them is really helping. My DD aged 1 recently started daycare and has picked up 2 minor colds but that's it. I was expecting it to be a lot worse
01-11-2016 09:43 #8
Doctor suggested we go back to using a bit of Ventolin/Flixotide to help with the cough, but DS is refusing to inhale it *sigh* I just want to see some improvement!
01-11-2016 11:00 #9
Mambo, you're definitely not doing anything wrong, but unfortunately before the age of 10 and having a more developed immune system, kids seem to be on an endless run of sickness, especially when they're little. My dh and I say we have never been as sick as when we had kids!
We're battling a virus here, haven't been to the Doctor but I'm pretty sure with the symptoms, mega sore throat, glands up, lethargy and some vomiting from the kids that's what it is. It's so frustrating as it seems we just get over one thing and bam something else!
I give the kids probiotics or Yakult, but mostly just always make sure they're well hydrated and eating enough fruit and vegies.
01-11-2016 11:11 #10
we've had the run from hell. ds started daycare end of August and it's been an onslaught of gastro, flu, coughs, snot, etc. dh and i both got the flu shot and we've never been sicker! dh brought a lot of the illnesses home from work so they spread around.
poor ds is only 8m and in the last few weeks has been on 3 rounds of antibiotics. I've lost count of the number of doctors visits we've had.
last week or so we've all been okayish. I'm good, dh is well and ds has a snotty nose and a bit of a cough. he's a bit off colour today so I'm just hoping it's not another bug.
it's definitely not just you OP, it seems to have been a horrific year for sicknesses. I'm just praying things improve with the warmer weather coming...
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